Corcoran Gallery of Art
"The Corcoran Gallery of Art is the oldest art museum in Washington, DC and one of the three oldest museums in the country, the other two being the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888), native of Georgetown, merchant, businessman and philanthropist, founded the Gallery in 1869."
500 17th Street, NW, DC 20006
National Gallery of Art
"The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. On March 17, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the completed building and the collections on behalf of the people of the United States of America. ..."
4th St and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565
La Maison Française, Embassy of France in Washington, DC
4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540
The Phillips Collection
"Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The collection continues to develop with selective new acquisitions, many by contemporary artists..."
1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
American University, College of Arts and Sciences
"A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity."
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
The Kreeger Museum
"The Kreeger Museum is a private, non-profit art museum located in the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger, set within five and a half acres of sculpture-filled gardens and tranquil woods. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it is among the few examples of his work in DC. The Kreeger's focus on 19th and 20th century paintings can be seen through works by Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne, Chagall, Miró, and Stella, along with prominent Washington artists."
2401 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Freer Gallery of Art
1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20013
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
"The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisition, exhibitions, education and public programs, conservation, and research."
700 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560
University of California, Washington Center
"The University of California, Washington Center (UCDC) is a multi-campus residential, instructional and research center that provides opportunities for UC students and faculty to study, research, work and live within the capital’s rich cultural, political and international heritage. The program is housed in an 11-story building in a lively neighborhood a short walk from the White House with room for more than 270 students."
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
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