Posted 04/27/10

Robert Brown Gallery: Washington D.C.

Robert Brown Gallery: Washington D.C.
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Originally part of New York City’s hip 1970s art scene, Robert Brown Gallery made the calculated move to Washington D.C. in 1981. Today, Robert Brown Gallery now calls the cozy ground floor of a Dupont Circle Brownstone home, and continues to consistently impress art lovers and collectors with the same inspired level of works by local and international artists. Indeed, “most of Robert Brown Gallery artists carry extensive biographies and many can be found extensively in private and public collections worldwide.” Moreover, the gallery's always stirring focus is “Twentieth century and contemporary prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, and photography; rare Chinese advertising posters from 1912 to 1935; and Chinese antiquities.”

Robert Brown is the owner of the Robert Brown Gallery. Mr. Brown is also a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and the Appraisers Association of America, and has “advised both corporate entities and private clients in building their collections for over 25 years.”

The Concierge Questionnaire: Robert Brown,  Owner

What is your favorite word to describe Washington D.C.? Powerful.

What word best reflects the people of Washington D.C.? Busy.

What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Washington D.C.? National Cathedral.

Washington National Cathedral:
3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Please visit Washington National Cathedral for Mass schedule and much more!

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Washington D.C.? Bike Riding at Rock Creek Park.

Rock Creek Park: 5200 Glover Road NW
Hours: Open during daylight hours

What is your favorite indoor activity in Washington D.C.? Theater at Studio Theater and Shakespeare Theater Company. Also, the National Gallery of Art, Sackler Gallery and Phillips Collection.

Studio Theater: 1501 14th Street NW
Please visit Studio Theater for the current season schedule and more!

Shakespeare Theater Company performs at Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall.
Please visit Shakespeare Theater Company for the current season schedule and more!

National Gallery of Art: 4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and
Sunday 11am-6pm

The Sackler Gallery: 1050 Independence Avenue
Hours: Daily, 10am-5:30pm

The Phillips Collection: 1600 21st Street NW
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm (Thursday until 8:30pm) and Sunday 11am-6pm

What is your favorite sound or noise in Washington D.C.? Snow plows on my street.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Washington D.C.? Cherry Blossoms.

”The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, D.C. as well as the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.”

What drink best reflects Washington D.C.? A Single Malt at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown: 3100 South Street NW

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown features Fahrenheit, a signature restaurant with regional American cuisine, as well as the Degrees Bar & Lounge and The Lobby Lounge.

Please visit The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown for restaurant and bar hours, menus and more!


What song or type of music best reflects Washington D.C.? Jazz, be sure to check out Blues Alley.

Blues Alley: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Hours: Daily 6pm-12:30am


Please visit Blues Alley for the current music schedule and more!


If Heaven were Washington D.C., what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? You are home.

Robert Brown Gallery: Washington D.C. • PO BOX 53307, Washington D.C. • Phone: 202-483-0722

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