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How to wow your holiday guests with the perfect museum excursion

View Photo Gallery: The holiday season brings out-of-town visitors. In a city full of museums, there’s something for every taste.

Shopping for the perfect museum to take your out-of-town guests to this holiday season? As with any form of gift-giving, the giver has to choose carefully. In a city with a fat catalogue of cultural offerings to pick from, one size or style does not fit all.

Before your visitors arrive, check out our handy holiday museum guide — which breaks down your best bets for entertaining five basic tastes and types — or just browse through the pretty pictures in the photo gallery at the top of this post.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Michael O’Sullivan has worked since 1993 at The Washington Post, where he covers art, film and other forms of popular — and unpopular — culture.


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