By Hiba J.
D.C. has plenty of art galleries and museums spread around the city, and we've rounded up five of our favorites.
1. The National Gallery of Art
This museum takes up two buildings containing more than 100,000 paintings, sculptures and graphic arts dated from the middle ages up until the present. Leonardo da Vinci’s only painting from the Western Hemisphere is included in here too!. National Gallery of Art has outdoor displays as well plus an ice skating rink in the winter and a water fountain in the summer.
2. The National Museum of Women in the Arts
This museum is the world’s only museum dedicated to honoring women in all disciplines, eras and nationalities. It opened in 1987 and includes more than 3,000 works dated from the Renaissance through today.
3. The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection is considered America’s first museum of modern art. It’s known for its impressionist and post-impressionist paintings that include Picasso, Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn. There’s always something new to visit at Phillips because the collection continues to develop and change with new acquisitions by contemporary artists.
4. The Kreeger Museum
The Kreeger Museum is another museum you can check out. Much smaller than the others, this museum contains a collection that was bought by Carmen and David Kreeger on pieces that they both agreed on. It includes works from the 1850’s all the way until 1970’s by Picasso, Money, van Gogh, Miro, Kandinsky and many other well-known artists.
5. The Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran is the first art museum that ever opened up in D.C. and is largest non-federal art museum in the city. It’s very known for its permanent collection from 20th century that includes paintings, sculpture and photography. It features works from John Singer Sargent, Claude Money, Edgar Degas and many more.