Art in DC

Jul 26th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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Art in DC

Aside from National Gallery, what museums, exhibits are in Washington for visual arts. Any contemporary art, sculpture gardens, etc.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 08:29 AM
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Aside from the Smithsonian?
Jul 26th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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The Museum of American Art/Portrait Gallery is a must see. I am also a big fan of the Hirshorn. The sculpture Garden outside the National Gallery is one of the best.

Outside of the Smithsonian/Mall world is the Corcoran Gallery and the Phillips Collection both have excellent collections.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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We enjoyed the Corcoran Gallery.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 08:54 AM
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I second MikeT- we were at the Museum of American Art/Portrait Gallery last Sunday. We were on a schedule but could have spent alot longer there, very well done. esp liked the contemporary exhibits, the Folk Art and 3rd floor Mezzanine. The Phillips- (not free but walking distance from Dupont metro) has beautiful Impressionist exhibits.
The sculture garden has music At 5pm on Friday nights
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Jul 26th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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Thanks. College art student son will be joining my husband in DC next week - have already done Smithsonian - of course never are "done" with any of the Museums of Smithsonian - but know they will appreciate this info.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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also agree with Mike T!
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Jul 26th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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My favorite undiscovered treasure is the Art Museum of the Americas.

You can get a flavor of the paintings in the "virtual gallery" above.

A bonus for the tourist is its location close to the Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument and White House.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Another vote for the Phillips Collection, which is fantastic.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 01:14 PM
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I enjoyed the Freer and Sackler galleries.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Hirshorn (has a small sculpture garden), Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum, Corcoran, Phillips Collection.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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I don't know what's there now, but last year we loved the exhibits at the National Geographic museum. One was exquisite kimonos, the other incredible photography from a Pacific atoll.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 11:19 AM
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Your son might particularly like the Corcoran because it is connected to the well-regard Corcoran College of Art and Design.
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