Blending Art and Architecture
North of Georgetown, nestled on 5.5 acres of woods and gardens, this obscure museum is 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, the "International Style" masterpiece holds the couple's 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 local artists. The museum also functions as a venue for after-hours classical and jazz concerts.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm