The National Gallery of Art DC
The National Gallery of Art DC is a museum for everybody to enjoy whether you want to be indoors to beat the summer heat or outside to see the sculpture garden. The day I visited was hot, or as they say “in the double 90s, ninety degrees Fahrenheit and 90% humidity.
Located just a few blocks from the Capitol building on the mall is really a collection of buildings itself that spills out to the sculpture garden with a gigantic fountain and lots of large scale sculptures with gardens all around, even a cafe. I liked the whole place and would return anytime because there is so much to enjoy and they change the exhibits. Like most other large museums the art on display is only a fraction of the entire collection plus they participate in noteworthy traveling exhibits.
Easy on the wallet, admission is free to everyone and open almost everyday of the year. The visiting hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are organized family activities and special programs for kids but we found just walking around, taking it all in was a delight. Did my description of the hot weather scare you? In winter they have ice skating in the sculpture garden.
Other Museum Pages of Interest
The Gallery National Art Virtual Museum Tours
These online tours are a great way to visit the great museum anytime.
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
This small but excellent museum hosts fine art exhibits and private parties.
The National Gallery of Art
An American treasure for all to enjoy for free on the National Mall in Washington DC.
See Doug's Art
To check out artwork (including sexy shoes) by Doug Dourgarian and see more links for his online art gallery click here for his web gallery of art .
To leave National Gallery of Art DC and see more links for art galleries, click here for the links found at the bottom of Home Page.