This is the oldest art gallery in the American capital, housed in a beautiful, large Beaux-Arts building. The special exhibits are the big reason to come pay the admissions fee (when you could otherwise walk to some of the world's best free art museums at the Smithsonian), that and the fact that the Corcoran does a better job keeping up with contemporary art. The exhibits here are geared towards a more art-fluent audience, rather than your average curious tourist, and are accordingly a bit edgier and less accessible to a casual visitor.
500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Nearest Transit: Farragut West (Blue Line & Orange Line)
Corcoran Museum of Art and Nearby Attractions on Map
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