National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia
West Building, Washington, District of Columbia 20565| Map |
The National Gallery of Art is not only one of America’s cultural treasures, it’s one of the greatest museums in the world – a must for families visiting Washington D.C. The National Gallery spans two buildings, one with art from the 13th through the 18th centuries, and the other dedicated to the modern era. Important paintings by Mary Cassatt, Renoir, Monet, Pablo Picasso and Winslow Homer are only some of the famous works of art to see here. The Gallery offers free audio guides, a must to navigate the facility – there are even audio tours for children available. The audio tours help everyone enjoy the museum at their own pace, and decide in advance what to see. It’s probably a mistake to try to fit in as much of the collection as possible; choose themes and eras the family will enjoy most, and concentrate on those. The collection is so large that docent tours are devoted to specific sections of the museum. Other activities include films oriented to teens and kids, and free drop-in programs for families like “Stories in Art” and “Artful Conversations.” The National Gallery of Art is an unforgettable attraction for families vacationing in Washington D.C., and like most of D.C.’s museums, is 100% free to visit.
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Certain family programs can't be reserved in advance, but are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: West Building, Washington, District of Columbia 20565| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 11 pm - 6 pm. Closed Jan 1, Dec 25 More Info
Price: Free More Info