One of the great things about DC is that almost all of the museums are free. With that in mind, Piglet and I made it our mission to see as many of the museums as we could. High up on Piglet’s list was the National Gallery of Art.
The National Gallery of Art is a beautiful building, easily rivaling its European counterparts. Inside was equally gorgeous. There were moments when I almost thought I was walking through the Louvre.
On the ground floor, there are beautiful statues and sculptures.
Maybe you’ll spot a few painters trying their hand at recreating masterpieces. The National Gallery of Art is pretty big. We went through very quickly, not stopping to really embrace or soak in the beauty of too many works of art. Piglet and I managed to see what we wanted in just about an hour. The sculptures below are largely casts of the originals, but I don’t mind. They were gorgeous and will tide me over until I can see the originals. For me the upstairs was extraordinary. They had a wide range of artists from Van Gogh to Renoir to Picasso along with several less prominent artists.