Over the past few decades, the National Gallery of Art has become one of the world’s greatest repository’s of art – rivaling the Met in New York and the Tate in London. There is so much to see here it can be overwhelming. The first thing I always do is hit the computer room. They have the entire collection in their database, so you can research artists, periods, subject matter -- even plan a personalized itinerary.
There are always at least one or two major exhibitions going on (some charge admission) so be sure to check with docents at the front desk. I’ve seen everything from Leonardo Da Vinci’s early sketches to watercolors by Monet. Personally, I’m gonzo for Renaissance art -...Read More