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Art Galleries and Museums

Find out about art galleries and museums in the Washington, DC area. Learn about the current exhibits and special events at art galleries and museums in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian's art gallery features a unique collection that includes Chinese bronzes, jades, paintings and lacquerware, ancient Near Eastern ceramics and metalware, and sculpture from Asia.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCÂ’s museum of art, Corcoran is a College of Art and Design and a gallery displaying comprehensive collections of American art

National Gallery of Art Visitor’s Guide
Find out how to visit The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Explore Washington, DC's largest art museum with collections of masterpieces from the 13th century to the present.

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, highlights American crafts and contemporary arts from the 19th to 21st centuries. The Renwick Gallery features unique works of art including clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopen showcasing a newly restored historic building in Washington, DC. Find everything you need to know about visiting these special art museums in Washington, DC.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Outdoor art venue on the National Mall in Washington, DC

Hillwood Museum & Gardens: Marjorie Merriweather Post Mansion
This Washington, DC historic site, former estate of art collector and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post, showcases Russian and French art.

National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located in the heart of Washington, DC, is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to celebrating the artistic achievements of women.

The Phillips Collection
The private modern art museum located in the heart of Washington, DC, features masterpieces ranging from French impressionism to American modernism.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
The Smithsonian museum has the largest publicly held collection of contemporary African art in the United States including more than 9,000 objects representing nearly every country in Africa dating from ancient to contemporary times.

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - A Visitor's Guide
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC is the Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art. Find information about the collection of art, tours and special programs at this special art museum on the National Mall.

O Street Museum Foundation
The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum Foundation is dedicated to exploring the creative process. The collection rotates and changes daily. From artist’s letters, to animation stills, to written manuscripts, to one of the largest "raw and exposed" music collections, the galleries are not limited to one genre. Many different kinds of tours are available. Located near Dupont Circle.

Bethesda Art Walk: Free Tours of Bethesda Art Galleries
The Bethesda Art Walk, held the second Friday of every month, is a free guided tour including 11 art galleries and studios that feature painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and mixed media.

Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
The Torpedo Factory Art Center, one of the largest visual arts centers in the U.S., 84 working art studios, 5 galleries, 2 workshops, the Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

American University Opens New Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center in ...
American University Opens New Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center, a new venue for visual and performing arts in Washington, DC

Textile Museum
Washington, DC museum with exhibits exploring the history of the textile industry.

Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art
Smithsonian's gallery features a world-renowned collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East that was donated to the Smithsonian by Charles Lag Freer, a wealthy 19th century industrialist. Paintings, ceramics, manuscripts, and sculptures are among the favorites of the museum.

Art Museum of the Americas
Museum of 20th century Caribbean and Latin American art.

Kreeger Museum
Art museum with a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures by artists such as Monet, Rodin, Picasso, Miro, Moore, Kandinsky, Stella as well as traditional African Art.

White-Meyer House
Temporary international art exhbits are displayed in this 94-year old Georgian home.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center - Solomons, Maryland
The unique arts center, located in Solomons, Maryland, offers a variety of exhibits, fine art, programs and a gift shop.

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