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2401 Foxhall Rd. NW (Off Reservoir Rd.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Georgetown Hours Museum:Tues–Sat 10am–4pm. Sculpture Garden:Tues–Sat 10am–4pm. Closed federal holidays and Aug. Transportation About 2 miles from Reservoir Rd. and Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown (a pleasant walk on a nice day); otherwise drive, take a taxi, or ride the D6 bus from Dupont Circle. Phone 202/337-3050 Prices Museum:$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for children 12 and under.Sculpture Garden: free admission. Web site Kreeger Museum Website
You have to make an effort to visit the Kreeger, because it’s located in a residential neighborhood away from downtown, the heart of Georgetown, and public transportation. But if you don’t mind driving, taking a taxi, or riding the D6 bus from Dupont Circle, then walking a half-mile up the hill to the museum, you’ll be well rewarded. On view throughout this unique Philip Johnson–designed building, besides the stunning architecture itself, are paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings by 19th- and 20th-century European artists, Picasso (early and late), Kandinsky, Monet, Renoir, Munch, Pissarro, and Rodin among them. American works are on view, too, including some by Washington, D.C., artists such as Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis. Downstairs lies a small collection of traditional African masks and figures and Asian pieces. Outdoors is a sculpture terrace, where large works by Maillol and Henry Moore, and the sight of the distant Washington Monument, are some of the pleasures at hand. On the museum’s north lawn is the separate Sculpture Garden, where works by the likes of George Rickey rise up. This summit-situated, 5 1/2-acre estate, once the residence of collectors Carmen and David Kreeger, opened to the public in 1994.
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