A Perfect Blend of Art and Architecture
Nestled on 5 and one-half acres of woods and gardens north of the Georgetown neighborhood, this obscure museum was the former mansion of GEICO Insurance executive and avid art collector David Lloyd Kreeger and his wife Carmen. Designed and built by renowned architect Philip Johnson, this "International Style" masterpiece holds their collection of 19th and 20th century European and American art, traditional African and Asian art, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Highlights include paintings and sculptures by Picasso (their favorite artist), Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Rodin, Chagall, Mondrian, and various local artists. In addition, the overall design functions as an excellent performance venue for classical and jazz concerts after-hours.