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The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, which houses George Washington University's permanent art collection, boasts a whopping 3,800 works of art. The university began collecting art in 1821, and has been expanding its collection ever since. Today, the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery includes some of the most iconic American paintings from the 18th Century, including Gilbert Stuart's Monro-Lenox Full-Length Portrait of George Washington. The gallery also runs the Campus Loan Project, which allows pieces from the permanent collection to be hung in public spaces around the university campus.
A quick ride to the Takoma Metro stop brings you to this little alternative enclave. Here, you can buy textiles from Tibet, dine on Korean bi bim bahp and try on fur coats from the 1950s without walking more than a few blocks. Be sure to spend some time browsing in Takoma Books. Though the town is small by city standards, there is lots to discover and enjoy.