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Photo Contest Winners: Your Favorite Piece of Art in Washington

Every week, we’ll pick winning photos to showcase on our website.

"Graft" by Roxy Paine in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art. Photograph by Jorg Hackemann/

Washington is rife with opportunities to see art—in museums, standing in parks, and painted on walls all around DC—and even in a city this busy, it’s worth remembering to stop and appreciate it once in a while. To that end, we’d like to see the pieces and places you return to again and again. If you don’t have any current favorite artworks, find some new ones at these museum exhibits and gallery shows this month.

Submit your photos by e-mailing or by tagging #WashMagPhoto on Instagram or Twitter. Please include where the photo was taken and your name with each submission. We’ll highlight our favorite photos on Monday, November 10.

See our favorites below:

1. Colette Miller on U Street. Photograph by someguy.
2. Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota’s installation at Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. Photograph by meeksiegram.
3. Vermeer at the National Gallery of Art. Photograph by jonbobvandyke.
4. “The Awakening” at National Harbor. Photograph by jeandc.
5. Barbara Kruger “Belief + Doubt” at the Hirshhorn. Photograph by jessicafreedman.