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Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

(3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a celebration of American art work. With the ginormous landscapes of the great west to the desk of a struggling artist, it's just fantastic. A great place to experience the best in American ar...  more »
  • Here in Washington, DC. Museum of art itself is easily found in a splendid building. On occasion, meet famous works at the Corcoran art gallery paintings and photography, sculptures and rich collection and no doubt.
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  • I have to admit that I am not an art person. But I checked this place out. Some of the things are ok. Some I don't get. The bundling itself is very cool. Enjoyed the architecture. Overall just ok. 
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  • Liked the photography exbition.
  • I'm doing the pre college program and I must say they treat us like shit! Curfew is always at 10pm and they control everything we do 24/7. I wanted to explore DC and enjoy my stay in this city but they have mostly ruined it. They art classes are decent but nothing you couldn't get at a community college. They are always incompetent when it comes to keeping on schedule. There also wasn't a large variety of classes available to take either. I am constantly finding cockroaches all over the campus and in the dorms. Disgusting! They can be sure that I will never take a course here again and I'll advise my friends the same.
  • I am a photo buff and they have some great photo exhibits here from some great photographers such as Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz. They also have artists speak there. Admission is free for kids. $10 for adults and $8 for seniors.
  • The Corcoran is a microcosm of American Art. As an art appraiser with Washingtonian Appraisals we are often asked for DC gallery ideas and we frequently recommend visiting the Corcoran. It's not the biggest collection (in fact it's quite small by Washington, DC standards) but what it really offers is quality. The gallery has some fine pre-1945 American artists but if Modern/Contemporary is your passion this probably isn't your place. Personally I find the Modern Art section quite limited. What stands out most are the number of Hudson River School and American Barbizon artists. Typically there are one or two paintings by each artist but again I emphasize quality over quantity. Plus it's great for anyone to have exposure to so many of the truly great American artists. If I had a criticism it would be that the Pennsylvania Impressionists aren't represented (a shame because they would compliment the collection). The Corcoran is certainly well worth a trip for out-of-town visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the collection!
  • Free Saturdays in the summer = awesome. Wonderful gallery, great visiting exhibits. Some of my favorites in their permanent collection include Robert Henri's portrait of John Sloane and Edward Hopper's art (along with other 14th St school artists)