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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Washington, D.C. by Susan Burke, Ron Burke

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National Gallery of Art

The collections at this immense gallery rival those of any art museum in the world, displaying milestones of western art from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century, including Italian Renaissance works, Dutch Masters, French Impressionists, and all ages of American art. John Russell Pope designed the harmonious Neo-Classical West Building in 1941. The newer East Building is the work of architect IM Pei and it is often considered a work of art in itself.

  • 3rd–9th Sts at Constitution Avenue NW

  • 202 737 4215

  • www.nga.gov

  • Open 10am–5pm Mon–Sat, 11am–6pm Sun; closed Dec 25, Jan 1

  • Free

  • Dis. access

Gallery Guide

The first floor contains European paintings and sculpture, and American art. The ground floor displays works on ...

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