I was doing it well before the Instagram account...
I went to the NGA on my last full day in D.C., and it was everything I could have hoped for. I ran into those same awkward guards from my first visit as a D.C. resident pretty much exactly three years beforehand. I received the sweetest compliment from a non-creepy security guard (didn't know the NGA had those!). I teared up as I said goodbye for now to my favorite paintings and sculptures.
And I snapped a few good pics:
The NGA is easily my favorite place in D.C. ... I'm so glad it provided endless crazy stories, too.