National Gallery of Art - East Building

Art Museum
Constitution Ave NW (4th St. NW)
Washington, DC 20565
(202) 737-4215

Tips

  • Small French Paintings is not to be missed, though it is tucked into a corner near the entrance and is easily overlooked.
  • Diaghilev and the ballet russe is an amazing exhibition
  • The most terrifying Van Gogh painting I have ever seen is here.
  • Francisco Goya is a must!
  • 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.
  • #building #skyline
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The earlier, the better: privacy, that is. :-)
  • Did you know? Architect I.M. Peis 1978 addition to the gallery has an unusual layout two isosceles triangles in order to work with the gallery sites irregular trapezoidal shape.
  • Rothko. Three works.
  • Lots of mider art. This is a great museum for a quick visit!
  • wonderful to the architecture to the art collection
  • wonderful to the architecture to the art Collection
  • Interesting giant blue rooster on the rooftop plaza
  • Tons of cool modern pieces.
  • Tons of awesome modern art
  • Good cafe but REALLY expensive.

Nearby places

Constitution Ave NW (at Madison Dr NW)
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW)
655 Jefferson Drive SW