I was able to see a preview of the new NCMA last weekend. It's just breathtaking! We have such very good collections, it's wonderful to see them housed in this environment. I saw artwork that hasn't been on display for several years, including the museum's three Aaron Douglas illustrations, as well as many new pieces recently donated—a Picasso, for one. And the Rodin sculptures are fantastic. Many of them are placed outside in the gardens.
The grand opening is this April 24-25. Admission to the museum is always free, but I know there will be specific, ticketed events for the opening, so check their website before you go, to make sure you'll be able to see everything you want to.