National Gallery of Art Highlights

The National Gallery of Art is so vast, you'd need at least 2 days to enjoy it in its entirety. I had 3 hours but I was there 3 years ago and got to view some great pieces then.

The two main pieces I wanted to see were the Capitoline Venus and the Declaration of Independence in stone (which I didn't get a photo of --I don't think we were allowed):

Capitoline Venus statue, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum

A few other pieces I really enjoyed:

Temptation of Saint Anthony by a Follower of Pieter Bruegal the Elder painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Follower of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Fall of Phaeton by Sir Peter Paul Rubens painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
The Fall of Phaeton, Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Ships in Distress Off a Rocky Coast by Ludolf Backhuysenp painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, Ludolf Backhuysen

The Shipwreck by Claude Joseph Vernet painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
The Shipwreck, Claude Joseph Vernet

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still Upon Gibeon by John Martin, painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, John Martin

The Spirit of War by Sir Francis Cropsey painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
The Spirit of War, Jasper Francis Cropsey

Voyage of Life series, Thomas Cole:

Voyage of Life Childhood by Thomas Cole painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Childhood

Voyage of Life Youth by Thomas Cole painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Youth

Voyage of Life Manhood by Thomas Cole painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Manhood

Voyage of Life Old Age by Thomas Cole painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
Old Age

El Rio de Luz by Frederic Edwin Church painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum
El Rio de Luz, Frederic Edwin Church

National Gallery of Art

Address: 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
Fees: FREE
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm; Sun 11am – 6pm
Website: nga.gov

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