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National Gallery of Art - East Building

Art Museum
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Jessica J.
    "Don't miss the Rothko collection in tower 1."(3 Tips)
    Japhy
    "Love the Caulder, Lichtensteins and many of the other pieces."(2 Tips)
    Bill M.
    "Small French paintings was nice Picasso, Monet, Matisse originals"(3 Tips)
    Jared C.
    "The new Rothko room is amazing and rotates paintings regularly."(2 Tips)
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  • Mike C.
    Mike CJanuary 25, 2014
    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.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CallahanNovember 19, 2016
    At the top of tower 1 is the Rothko Room. Not to be missed. The Rothko estate donated over 1000 paintings to the NGA. Must be the biggest collection in the world.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah K.March 2, 2013
    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.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyJanuary 13, 2014
    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.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyMarch 25, 2016
    Tunnel in the basement is worth a trip, but other exhibits have been hit-or-miss. Notable exception a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 24, 2011
    Did you know? Architect I.M. Pei’s 1978 addition to the gallery has an unusual layout – two isosceles triangles – in order to work with the gallery site’s irregular trapezoidal shape. Read more
  • Daycation DC
    A great place for modern art lovers! Love that the lobby felt like an indoor sculpture garden. Read more
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonNovember 10, 2016
    The newly re-opened East Building features a rooftop sculpture terrace overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, providing a birds eye view over the National Mall.
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoAugust 17
    This pace has a lot of modern art. Good examples are here so worth to visit
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezJanuary 17, 2012
    A nice short museum crawl (comparatively) with so many great modern pieces. Make sure to check out the underground walkway.
  • suicide_blond
    suicide_blondApril 29, 2013
    pro tip: squirrels reflected in the IM Pei sculpture are especially hard to catch!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellDecember 12, 2016
    The new Rothko room is amazing and rotates paintings regularly. Also, don't miss the rooftop.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MareckFebruary 22
    The giant blue chicken (rooster?) on the roof!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PaineSeptember 11, 2014
    pick up a momento from the gift shop; you're bound to find something you ----
  • Japhy
    JaphyJune 17, 2012
    Love the Caulder, Lichtensteins and many of the other pieces. Great collection.
  • Ann O.
    Good collection of modern art
  • Leah P.
    Leah PeeksFebruary 19, 2013
    They moved the Barnett Newmans from the basement to the tower. I think they are happy here.
  • Jackson K.
    Definitely worth a visit. The minimalist exhibit was great.
  • Chris U.
    Chris UbikAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Small French Paintings is not to be missed, though it is tucked into a corner near the entrance and is easily overlooked.
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChernyshevaMay 19, 2013
    Diaghilev and the ballet russe is an amazing exhibition
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordJuly 12, 2015
    Like meticulously organized piles of rock? You’ll love it here.
  • josef j.
    josef jonDecember 12, 2016
    Very hip 💯
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesAugust 15
    Don't miss the Rothko collection in tower 1.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel L1 week ago
    Tons of awesome modern art
  • Regi C.
    Regi CMay 19
    Love it 😍
  • Bill M.
    Bill MaffeiMarch 28, 2012
    Small French paintings was nice Picasso, Monet, Matisse originals
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 21, 2016
    Beautiful display of legendary art work.
  • S. Lisa H.
    S. Lisa HerndonMarch 16, 2013
    You will need to leave your backpacks at check room be prepared for the line.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliFebruary 4
    Fabulous collection of modern art
  • stepher
    stepherApril 21, 2015
    Check to see if the renovations are complete before you stop by.
  • Danny F.
    Danny FriedmanMarch 16, 2013
    Picasso, Mondrian, O'Keefe and Dali are all here.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HendersonAugust 13, 2013
    The most confusing museum I've ever been to!
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenMarch 30, 2015
    Cool space. Currently closed due to construction
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SegalJanuary 20, 2013
    Best free museum ever
  • Cameron C.
    Cameron CundiffJanuary 1, 2013
    View the Small French Paintings exhibit.
  • Pietro M.
    Pietro McCabeJuly 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing collection!
  • Liam F.
    Liam FMarch 24, 2015
    Currently being renovated so only about seven exhibits showing... Kind of a buzz kill
  • Tatiana B.
    Tatiana BermanMarch 31, 2013
    Francisco Goya is a must!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrierDecember 28, 2010
    Check out Chuck Close's finger painting of older woman on bottom floor
  • Alina
    AlinaJuly 31, 2011
    The most terrifying Van Gogh painting I have ever seen is here.
  • Domini L.
    Domini LeNoirNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The earlier, the better: privacy, that is. :-)
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher ChenSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's full of art!
  • Domini L.
    Domini LeNoirNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop and smell the flowers, they're all real!
  • Allicat22 W.
    Allicat22 WAugust 25
    Good cafe but REALLY expensive.
  • Reza S.
    Reza SamangoueiSeptember 5, 2016
    #building #skyline
  • Neil T.
    Neil TaylorMarch 24, 2013
    Take your kids to the Art Series 4-7 yo.
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna ChampagneAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For exhibitions and information visit: http://nga.gov
  • Ted W.
    Ted WedelApril 23, 2011
    Gauguin show worth the trip
  • Cindy S.
    what's your favorite artist here?
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SwintonJune 22, 2013
    Closes 5pm!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HolmesJune 19, 2011
    Rothko. Three works.
  • David D.
    David DApril 14, 2012
    Avoid the East Gallery. Not much to see.
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MontoyaSeptember 13, 2016
    Lo mejor es que todos los museos son gratis y tiene una muy buena colección y las tiendas increíbles
  • Aide C.
    Aide CamargoJanuary 6
    Es un museo muy completo y el edificio es increíble. Al menos necesitas 4 horas para admirarlo de manera general
  • Alina H.
    Alina HBJuly 14, 2015
    La mejor ala del museo, yo diría que el ala que debes de ver primero, para disfrutarla como se debe
  • Iván
    IvánSeptember 23, 2015
    Es la parte del museo dedicada al arte contemporáneo.
  • Jorge Eduardo M.
    Con Concepción Martín gallega que vive en vigilia pacifista antinuclear frente. A la Casa Blanca
  • Jorge Eduardo M.
    Distrito histórico de DC
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