GAL­LERIES & MU­SE­UMS

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BLIND WHINO

Pre­vi­ously known as the SWArt Club, this hidden gem is a com­mu­nity-based arts space that hosts events and pro­vides ed­u­ca­tion. The build­ing, a work of art it­self, has a kitchen, a lounge space, an art an­nex, a court­yard, and an ur­ban farm, as well as a per­for­mance space. 700 Delaware Ave. SW, 202-554-0103; blind­whino.org

KREEGER MU­SEUM

More than 300 works from the late David and Car­men Kreeger’s per­sonal col­lec­tion of Im­pres­sion­ist and Amer­i­can art con­sti­tute the of­fer­ings at this pri­vate, non­profit mu­seum. 2401 Fox­hall Road NW, 202-337-3050, ext. 310; kreegermu­seum.org

HILLWOOD ES­TATE, MU­SEUM & GAR­DENS

The for­mer es­tate of Mar­jorie Mer­ri­weather Post fea­tures both a mu­seum and 25 acres of gor­geously land­scaped gar­dens and out­door spa­ces. 4155 Lin­nean Ave. NW, 202-686-5807; hill­wood­mu­seum.org

NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF ART

The US’s of­fi­cial art mu­seum, gifted to the coun­try by An­drew W. Mel­lon, is home to thou­sands of works of art, span­ning from the Re­nais­sance to the present day. Sixth and Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW, 202-737-4215; nga.gov

NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

This in­sti­tu­tion finds ever-in­ge­nious ways to spot­light fe­male artists of all na­tion­al­i­ties and pe­ri­ods. 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202-783-5000; nmwa.org

NA­TIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

This Smith­so­nian gallery is ded­i­cated to por­traits of peo­ple who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture. Eighth St. NW and F St. NW, 202-633-1000; npg.si.edu

THE PHILLIPS COL­LEC­TION

This mod­ern-art mu­seum—housed in the stately Ge­or­gian Re­vival home of the late Dun­can and Mar­jorie Phillips—show­cases works by Renoir, Rothko, van Gogh, and O’Ke­effe in an in­ti­mate set­ting. 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151; phillip­scol­lec­tion.org

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