Considered one of the worlds great art galleries, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is
located in the heart of Washington. The Gallery is not part of the Smithsonian
Institution, so admission is required. A suggested fee of $3 will gain you entrance
into a world-renowned collection of American, Dutch and Flemish masterpieces.
The emphasis at the Corcoran is on American art, including examples of 18th
century portraiture and The Hudson River School, all the way to the 20th
century masters like Stella and Lichtenstein. The Walker collection has European paintings
from the late 19th and early 20th century including works by Monet
and Renoir. Dutch, Flemish and French Romantic art enthusiasts will enjoy the pieces
in the Clark collection, featuring the restored Salon Dore of the Hotel dOrsay in
This year "45th Biennial: The Corcoran Collects" is exhibited. It
is a collection of 200 newly acquired works by artists like Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt
and James Hyde.