National Gallery of Art.

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.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.

IMG_1879 IMG_1880 IMG_1881 IMG_1882 IMG_1883 IMG_1884 IMG_1888 IMG_1890 IMG_1892 IMG_1893 IMG_1898 IMG_1899 IMG_1912 IMG_1916 After the sculptures, you head upstairs and are greeted by this gorgeous view of the rotunda.

IMG_1904 IMG_1907 IMG_1908 Head down one of these long hallways to the paintings.IMG_1909

IMG_1901 IMG_1902 IMG_1910 IMG_1911 IMG_1913 IMG_1914 IMG_1915 IMG_1917 Maybe you’ll spot a few painters trying their hand at recreating masterpieces.IMG_1918 IMG_1919 IMG_1921 IMG_1922 IMG_1923 IMG_1924 IMG_1925 IMG_1928 IMG_1929 IMG_1931 IMG_1932 IMG_1934 IMG_1935 IMG_1936 IMG_1940 IMG_1941 IMG_1942 IMG_1944 IMG_1945 IMG_1946The 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.

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