District Of Columbia Art Galleries
Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Updated Monday, February 01, 2016
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.