Washington Art and Museums
Explore Art and Museums in Washington
While Washington, D.C., may be most well-known as a political city, the nation’s capital is home to a thriving cultural scene that promises to entertain and educate all visitors. From tiny galleries in the trendy Dupont Circle to the National Gallery of Arts, D.C.’s collection of art is as diverse as the city itself. Thespians will appreciate the 65 professional theaters that operate in the metropolitan area, including the magnificent National Theatre, the intimate H Street Playhouse, the distinguished Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the infamous Ford’s Theatre, to name a few. Washington, D.C., is also home to 15 Smithsonian Institute museums and galleries.