This intimate museum, housed in a spectacular 1967 Philip Johnson-designed travertine home nestled in woods, is best visited on one of its small, 90-minute guided tours. Alternatively, visitors may stop in during the day on Saturday. Either way, it’s worth it: the late insurance magnate David Lloyd Kreeger and his wife Carmen amassed a small but striking collection of 180 works by 19th- and 20th-century heavyweights. The museum’s scale allows visitors to savor the details of works by Kandinsky, Chagall, Stella and Braque; two rooms showcase Monet’s cliffside landscapes. The Kreegers also collected African ceremonial art, and their outdoor sculpture terrace overlooking verdant woodland has bronzes by Henry Moore, Jean Arp and Aristide Maillol. Public transport doesn’t take you very close to the museum; it’s probably easier to take a cab. See the website for details of Open House events.
|Venue name:||Kreeger Museum|
2401 Foxhall Road, NW
between Dexter & W Streets
|Opening hours:||10am–4pm Fri, Sat. Guided tours 10.30am, 1.30pm Fri; 10.30am, noon, 2pm Sat. Open for guided tours only (must be booked in advance) 10.30am, 1.30pm Tue–Thur|
|Price:||Admission $10; $7 reductions|