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Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

8th and F Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-633-1000
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*The* museum to visit in DC for a showcase of classic and contemporary US art

To get a good overview of both the Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, give... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
phutty
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Tallinn, Estonia
Excellent place in the heart of Chinatown

The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture is also know as the Smithsonian... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Prawet J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This former U.S. Patent Office houses the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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  • Average7%
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8th and F Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

To get a good overview of both the Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery, give yourself a good half a day at least, or better yet make several visits over several days. On the first floor, the portraiture on display is a...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture is also know as the Smithsonian American Art Museum or National Portrait Gallery. The building was the old patent office building and is designated as an historic landmark in Washington D.C. After undergoing extensive renovations,...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture aka Reynolds Center is a good. My kids enjoyed it as much as I.

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great place several blocks off "the mall" but worth the side trip. Take one of the free docent led tours and get some of the history behind famous paintings. Do not miss the hall of presidents. Very interesting. Also, you cannot wear a backpack on...More

1  Thank J S
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

I know it's tough to compare the two, but we made a choce to go here before the National Art Gallery and was slightly disappointed. Maybe modern art isn't our thing, maybe we missed the point of the portraits, but I was disappointed and would...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one block away from the museum and lived the architectural design. The building reminds me a lot of Roman architecture with the huge columns at thd front. Well worth stopping by even if for only a few pictures.

2  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

A pleasure to experience this beauty,we are lucky. Enjoy this splendid happening,being there is it.The culture is abounding, art is to be experienced.Spread the message,it is for everyone.

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This one of the best highlights of Washington. Visit this gallery and take a free guided tour. An awsome experience. Not just the portraits but also the architecture is beautiful.

Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Make no mistake, this place is packed with interesting pieces. I spent one day on the first floor and a second day on the second floor. Spend some time and really drink it all in. Pieces are thoughtfully displayed and nicely spaced. Well worth your...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2015

I really loved walking around and looking at the art. My favorite part was the celebrity portrait :D

Thank Parisa N
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