Reason 180

#180: National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution which, contrary to what tourists think, is not one museum but a number of museums. As such this museum, like all other Smithsonian museums, is free. I, of course, love free things, so lots of points for the National Portrait Gallery.…

Reason 214

#214: All the free museums Because, well, who doesn’t like good things that are free? I like having museums that are free because it means that I can go whenever I want, as many times as I want and stay for as long or as little as I want. I go to the museums a…

Reason 247

#247: Corcoran Gallery of Art This is one of the few museums in DC that is not free, which means it was packed during the shutdown. They do occasionally have free open house days and in the summer they have a few days when there is free admission. I am not sure how much admission…

Reason 261

#261: There are works by famous Venezuelan artists. There are amazing Jesus Soto sculptures at the Hirschhorn museum, for example. If you haven’t seen them, you should definitely go. One beautiful thing about Caracas, the city that was my home before DC, is that it is home to many sculptures and works from the cinetismo…

Reason 276

#276: The National Museum of the American Indian. The exterior of the museum is especially beautiful. It’s meant to look like rock and wind and water. It’s gorgeous. After taking my fifth guided tour of DC, I am not so sure that my story about the air, earth, wind and fire is right. Apparently the…