Washington DC Galleries & Art Museums
The Phillips Collection.
The Phillips Collection is America's first museum of modern art and the treasure of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The astounding collection includes Renoir's masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating Party, along with Impressionist paintings by van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Cézanne.
Enjoy comfortable galleries with works by Picasso, Braque, and Matisse. The Collection also featuresAmerican artists like Homer, Eakins, Ryder, O'Keeffe, Marin, and Dove, as well as mid-century masters such as Mark Rothko. Phillips After 5 combines live jazz, gallery talks, modern art, and a cash bar on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm. Visit www.phillipscollection.org.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, The Phillips Collection is America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921. The outstanding collection includes Renoir's masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating Party, along with Impressionist paintings by van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Cézanne. The comfortable galleries are a perfect setting for works by Braque, Picasso, and Matisse. D.C.'s most loved treasure also celebrates American artists like Homer, Eakins, Ryder, O'Keeffe, Marin, and Dove, as well as mid-century masters such as Mark Rothko. Phillips after 5 combines live jazz, gallery talks, modern art, and a cash bar for a memorable evening on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm. Visit www.phillipscollection.org. [Top]
Corcoran Gallery of Art.
One of America's oldest and liveliest art institutions, The Corcoran is internationally acclaimed for its collection of historical and contemporary American art, European painting, sculpture, photography, media and decorative arts. The celebrated Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power exhibit features over 250 photographs of the faces of politics from the 1950s through the artist’s death in 2004. Visit www.corcoran.org. [Top]
National Gallery of Art.
A cultural landmark of Washington, DC, the National Gallery of Art features an impressive collection of paintings and sculpture. The National Gallery presents an acclaimed collection of American and European paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts and architecture - from the 13th century to contemporary times. From historic portraits to avant-garde art, the Gallery displays one of the most inspiring collections of art on the planet. The sculpture garden provides a beautiful outdoor setting for modern and contemporary sculpture. Visit www.nga.gov. [Top]
National Geographic Museum.
Witness the wide world at the museum at National Geographic's Washington, D.C. headquarters. See past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall presents a diversity of exhibitions, unique interactive displays, archeological treasures, amazing photographs, and a variety of concerts, lectures, and film screenings that reflect the diversity of our world. Visit www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. [Top]
National Portrait Gallery.
National Portrait Gallery displays historic portraits of extraordinary Americans who influenced our culture and country. Leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., activists such as Rosa Parks, artists like George Gershwin, and pop icons such as Kathryn Hepburn are celebrated through life-like visual and performing art. A complete collection of presidential portraits, the Gallery’s "America's Presidents" exhibition presents American history through the leaders who shaped it. The Gallery shares one of Washington's oldest National Historic Landmarks and a beautiful example of Greek-Revival architecture. Visit www.npg.si.edu/. [Top]