DC National Art Museum

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Washington DC National Art Gallery
In Washington DC, Jake and I tried to go to as many museums as we could.  One of our top favorites was the Smithsonian National Art Museum.  There were beautiful paintings from many time areas that were so fun to see.  I was loving seeing all the different clothing and outfits from different time periods. I didn’t realize how casual we all dress now.  We really have got rid of a ton of layers and ruffles in our everyday clothing!
There were several exhibits with some super famous art work on display.  One was the young girl below this writing.  This picture was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.  It was beautiful! So detailed, and the back was even painted with a special inscription.
There was also a Vincent Van Gogh exhibit with several paintings from him.  You could see the thickness of the paint coming right off the canvas.  The brush stroke details were fantastic!
The National Art Museum building itself was so beautiful.  All the columns and marble was the perfect place for so many pieces of art.  There were lots of couches and chairs to sit and enjoy the art, which we really liked!  It was nice to take some time and really study a certain painting.  Also they had a beautiful rotunda with a huge fountain.  Jake loved it!
Here are some of our favorite paintings/ artifacts on our adventure at the National Art Museum.  There are a ton of pictures! I had a hard time narrowing down the pictures to just a few! 🙂
Leonardo da Vinci Florentine, 1452 - 1519 Ginevra de' Benci
Washington DC National Art Gallery
Washington DC National Art Gallery Rotunda
Washington DC National Art Gallery
Vincent van gogh original art
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Washington DC Smithsonian National Art Gallery

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5 Comments
  • Ashleigh
    April 25, 2014

    I'm surprised they allowed photos! My faves at the Smithsonian is the post office museum and the hollywood/pop culture one. Dorothy's ruby red slippers. Died and went to my little-girl dreams heaven.
    -Ash
    http://www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

  • Erin and Katherine
    April 25, 2014

    Such a great post, I could stare at that Da Vinci all day long!
    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Camille Millecam Whiting
    April 24, 2014

    I love seeing Van Gogh's paintings in real life- always so amazing!

  • Alexandra Aimee
    April 24, 2014

    Although this is a smallish museum it's definitely one of my favorites. I love the layout, and the collection is wonderful. They also have my favorite Sargent there.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Gentri
    April 24, 2014

    So gorgeous!! I've been to the portrait museum but not this one. I am excited to go!! Maaaaybe you should come back and we can go together! 🙂

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