When people typically think of galleries and museums in Washington, D.C., they imagine the stretch of buildings flanking the National Mall, on Constitution and Independence Avenues.
While those are world-class museums, they are far from the only ones in the city. In fact, off the beaten path, some of this city’s greatest galleries are begging to be discovered.
Washington, D.C. has a number of wonderful galleries, museums stocked with hundreds of classical paintings: Picassos, Renoirs, Van Goghs. What, though, is there to check out if you are looking for art with a much more modern flair? You would have to leave the city, but you wouldn’t have to go far, just to North Arlington for a trip to the Arlington Arts Center.