Corcoran Gallery Of Art56 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2029941700
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery
Corcoran Gallery of Art was the oldest privately supported cultural institutions in the city. The destination opened its door to the public in 1890 as a museum school that was later known as the Corcoran College. The museum’s main focus is on American art and today comes under the care of National Gallery of Art (NGA) and the George Washington University. So visit the destination and be mesmerised by its Charm and elegance.
How to Reach Corcoran Gallery Of Art
- Take a subway from Metro Center Station.
- Take a bus from 18TH ST & E ST NW nb.
- Take a taxi or rental to the destination.
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Corcoran Gallery Of Art Reviews & Ratings
Interesting pieces of art work from different era
It's been years since I've been here, and I was happy to return. It seems some of the regular sections are closed off for renovation, but I was there for the War/Photography exhibit. The space is well laid out, if a bit wasted in the center atrium. If only more people would go...
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)
My wife and I visited Corcoran Gallery last month. We've entered for free that day. It's an excellent museum for the fans of the modern art.