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A visit to the nation’s capital is an experience in living history. For an art student choosing to attend school in D.C., the city itself is an architectural wonder, where stunning edifices seem frozen in time as a bustling, politically driven metropolis commences with the day to day business of running a country. Washington D.C. is the most popular tourist destination as throngs of visitors come to the National Mall each year to view the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and possibly tour the White House. Additionally, the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the haunting Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the moving United State Holocaust Memorial Museum are all testaments to those who should never be forgotten. Though the city’s sense of history is a significant part of its identity, the art scene is by no means trapped in the past. A visit to downtown offers most of the city’s largest museums including the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Smithsonian Institution, which includes the Hirshhorn, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s largest collection of American art. Dupont Circle, the trendier section of the city, offers as many galleries as it does restaurants and nightspots. Additionally, a trip to Adams Morgan, the ethnically diverse, truly urban D.C. neighborhood, offers numerous outdoor murals and serves as the antithesis of downtown’s formidable structures. For local art students, the city’s countless museums seem almost enough to fulfill one’s education, but the exceptional schools that also call D.C. home certainly provide the proper guidance.