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):
A few other pieces I really enjoyed:
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Follower of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Fall of Phaeton, Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, Ludolf Backhuysen
The Shipwreck, Claude Joseph Vernet
Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, John Martin
The Spirit of War, Jasper Francis Cropsey
Voyage of Life series, Thomas Cole:
El Rio de Luz, Frederic Edwin Church
National Gallery of Art
: 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm; Sun 11am – 6pm
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