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Top 10 Things to Know About Art Tour at the National Gallery of Art in DC

A privately guided tour focused on the museum’s most essential art objects.

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A Private, Guided Tour of the Top 10 Things You Should Know About Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Located at the heart of our nation’s capital, the National Gallery of Art is home to one of the most impressive and wide-ranging collections of art in the world. With so much art in one place, it can be difficult to determine where your focus should be and what is most crucial to see. With ART SMART, these decisions are made simple. Let one of our knowledgeable art historians guide you through the museum, stopping along the way to explore ten key movements, topics, or time periods. During this tour you will gain a mini overview of the history of art, as well as learn how the art you see relates to contemporary issues and ideas. We can design the tour for you, or you can let us know if your group has any particular interests or questions and we can go from there.

What to Expect on Your
National Gallery of Art Top 10 Things About Art Tour

You will receive an email that includes details about where to meet your guide when you complete the booking process. Your tour will be conducted in ART SMART’s signature conversational style, meaning you will have the opportunity to learn and explore in a way that is both entertaining and innovative. Based on the information you provide us with, your tour may include:

  • Masterpieces by Italian Renaissance painters such as Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini, and Titian
  • Famous European works from Albrecht Dürer, Johannes Vermeer, Jan van Eyck, and Peter Paul Rubens
  • A range of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings
  • Contemporary and Modern art from movements such as Pop Art


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Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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