Washington DC Guides

Learn more about Washington, DC and the DMV area in general. Best places to see, where to eat, hang out and much more...

As the capital, Washington D.C. is the a standout amongst the most important urban communities in the United States. Located by the Potomac River amongst Maryland and Virginia, Washington D.C. is a federal region and not part of any state. In spite of the fact that the majority of the concentrate of the city is on the political arrangement of the American government, the city also boasts a wide array of cultural occasions and locations that ought not be missed on understudy tours to the city. Going by a portion of the many museums, music halls, and theaters offers an astounding way to break up the thickness of the governmental structures. While in the city make sure to plan time for understudies to visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Located at eighth and F Streets, N.W., the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, and has a concentrated gathering of American art. The building opened in its present shape in 1968, but the accumulation was beforehand displayed in the Smithsonian expanding on the National Mall. Inside the SAAM you will discover one of the world's most broad accumulations of three centuries of American art - including works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and David Hockney, among others. In addition, the museum also houses the Luce Foundation Center for American art, which is a valuable consideration on understudy tours, with more than 3,300 works in its accumulation.

National Portrait Gallery

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art in the SAAM adjoins the Lunder Conservation Center, which is shared by the National Portrait Gallery. An outing to the portrait gallery is an unquestionable requirement for any sharp art or history understudy. Tours here will showcase works that attention on the portrayal of understood individuals in American history and culture. The museum's accumulation boasts the famous 'Lansdowne' portrait of George Washington and the Hall of Presidents. Since its reviving in 1996, the gallery is concentrating on more contemporary portraiture in its "Portraiture Now" arrangement.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

Located at 1250 New York Avenue Northwest, this museum is the just a single dedicated exclusively to celebrating women's achievements in the arts. Understudy tours to the museum will have the capacity to learn its history and how it began with a private gathering at a small, non-benefit setting in 1981. By 1983 the museum was able to purchase its present building, a previous Masonic Temple near the White House. The permanent accumulation is included more than 3,000 works and gives a complete study of women's artwork from the sixteenth century to the present day, with new works continually added. A fascinating point to note is that if understudies wish to see a certain work that isn't on display at the season of your proposed visit, you can make arrangements with the curatorial department half a month preceding your arrival to organize a review.