National Gallery of Art
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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If you're any kind of art connoisseur, you should make a stop at the National Gallery of Art. Composed of an East Building, which houses the gallery's more modern works, from Matisse to Rothko, and a West Building, which contains the collections older works, from Botticelli to Monet, this museum has works enough to fill an entire afternoon; pace yourself and maybe order a coffee, gelato or lunch at the gallery's café.
Also, if you're traveling in the summertime on a Friday evening, you can head into the sculpture garden for some jazz. And on Sunday nights, from October to June, you can catch free concerts in the West Building's West Garden Court.
Open daily, you can reach this National Mall gallery off the Archives/Navy Memorial metro station.