People tend to check in during these times:
Check to see if the renovations are complete before you stop by.
Cool space. Currently closed due to construction
Currently being renovated so only about seven exhibits showing... Kind of a buzz kill
pick up a momento from the gift shop; you're bound to find something you ----
The "Dying Gaul" as well as the Art of Byzantium exhibits are great. Being able to compare Italian and French art alone is totally worth the visit. Plus there are cool ties for sale in their store.
Check the listings to see what movie/music/lecture events are scheduled for the main auditorium downstairs. I just saw a classic Buster Keaton silent film, with live orchestral accompaniment.
The most confusing museum I've ever been to!
Diaghilev and the ballet russe is an amazing exhibition
pro tip: squirrels reflected in the IM Pei sculpture are especially hard to catch!
Francisco Goya is a must!
Con Concepción Martín gallega que vive en vigilia pacifista antinuclear frente. A la Casa Blanca
Distrito histórico de DC
Take your kids to the Art Series 4-7 yo.
Picasso, Mondrian, O'Keefe and Dali are all here.
You will need to leave your backpacks at check room be prepared for the line.
Can't complain about the food! Nice selection of international cuisine (and more "American" things). Great for a brunch or lunch in a nice space, thought it could very well be loud when busy.
They moved the Barnett Newmans from the basement to the tower. I think they are happy here.
Best free museum ever
View the Small French Paintings exhibit.
Love the Caulder, Lichtensteins and many of the other pieces. Great collection.
Avoid the East Gallery. Not much to see.
Small French paintings was nice Picasso, Monet, Matisse originals
A nice short museum crawl (comparatively) with so many great modern pieces. Make sure to check out the underground walkway.
Stop and smell the flowers, they're all real!
The earlier, the better: privacy, that is. :-)
what's your favorite artist here?
The most terrifying Van Gogh painting I have ever seen is here.
Rothko. Three works.
Gauguin show worth the trip
Check out Chuck Close's finger painting of older woman on bottom floor
Small French Paintings is not to be missed, though it is tucked into a corner near the entrance and is easily overlooked.
For exhibitions and information visit: http://nga.gov