District Of Columbia Art Galleries



Art Museums and Galleries

Washington D.C. has some of the most intriguing art museums in the nation. In fact, the District of Columbia was recently ranked as the No. 1 destination for museums in the world. Washington D.C. is also home to some of the most fantastic art galleries. Here are some of the best museums and galleries that D.C has to offer.


Corcoran Gallery of Art is of one the city’s first art museum and it is one of the finest. There are many kinds of art that the museum houses. It has early pieces from artists such as Gilbert Stuart and John Singer Sergeant to contemporary art such as the Corcoran's collection. The museum also helps give artists of the D.C. area a boost in their career by displaying their art. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Another fabulous museum is the Phillips Collection. This museum is known as America's first museum. People travel thousands of miles just to see the all of the wonders that this museum holds. It is also known for all its unique exhibits that showcase a current perspective of contemporary and modern art. It is open on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Another great art gallery is The National Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery has paintings, drawings, sculptures and photos of exceptional and high profile individuals. Regardless of the artist who created the individual art piece, each unique work of art tells a fascinating story.

The National Gallery is a great art gallery, too. This gallery is home to some of most famous art in history. It includes art from artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, da Vinci and many more. There are captions on each artwork that help give a more defined meaning to the piece that you are viewing.

Seeing the art that these museums and galleries hold, you will truly understand why D.C. is the one of the premier destinations to view exceptional art. If you have a deep love for all things art, you will want to visit www.districtofcolumbia.com for a complete guide of local museums and city resources.

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