The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

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In a Nutshell

Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Story Time Program is for kids ages 3 to 5 on Wednesday's and Saturday's weekly. Visit website for more information. Museum is closed during the month of August. Redeemable during normal opening hours, Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Reservation required for Story Time Program. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Kreeger Museum - Foxhall - Palisades: Museum Visits for Two or Four Adults or StoryTime for Two Children at The Kreeger Museum (50% Off)

Like a portal to an alternate dimension, art allows people to view other worlds without the dangers of eating poisonous fruit or accidentally insulting your alternate self. Explore beyond your horizons with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for two adult tickets to the museum (a $20 value)
  • $22 for four adult tickets to the museum (a $40 value)
  • $7 for two tickets to StoryTime for children aged 3–5 (up to a $14 value)

The museum, set in a residential estate, features 19th- and 20th-century paintings, outdoor sculptures, and traditional African and Asian art. Up to 10 children and their adult wards learn about the background of a specific painting or sculpture from the museum with a story and hands-on art making during one-hour StoryTime sessions. Children of museum members can attend StoryTime for free. Guided tours are also available most days of the week; reservations are required for the 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. tours Tuesday through Thursday, but no reservation is required if touring Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The museum is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Reservations are required for museum admission Tuesday–Thursday, but are not needed on Friday or Saturday.

The Kreeger Museum

In 1959, David and Carmen Kreeger began a personal collection of modern art, forming a shared vision based on creative passion instead of investment. David Kreeger himself said, “Art that embodies the creative spirit of men transcends the value of money." In 1994, four years after David’s death, the Kreeger Museum opened under the direction of Judy A. Greenberg with the mission of enhancing “the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture and music,” three of the Kreegers’ lifelong passions and favorite Jeopardy! categories.

Today, their personal acquisitions form the foundation of a collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings from masters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Picasso, along with works of traditional African and Asian art. Art pervades every inch of the museum campus, from the 5.5-acre wooded sculpture garden surrounding the building to the building itself designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Philip Johnson using a modernist approach and limestone imported from Italy. The building uses light and movement to guide visitors through the great hall, gallery spaces, and recital hall for performances of Beethoven’s B-sides.

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392 Ratings

This is a wonderful little museum with a great collection of paintings & sculptures. Lots of Monets, among other things. A lovely sculpture garden. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit & have returned since.
Diana S. · April 28, 2016
Hidden gem, the free tour was awesome too!
Rachel S. · April 9, 2016
best kept secret in DC!
Marlene C. · March 1, 2016

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