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National Gallery of Art

Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the in the Americas and the largest mobile ever created by Alexander Calder, await visitors to the National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent art museums.

The Gallery's collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts trace the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Open to the public free of charge, the Gallery was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of Andrew W. Mellon in 1937.

The Gallery's campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, which is linked underground to the modern East Building designed by I.M. Pei, and the verdant 6.1-acre Sculpture Garden. Temporary special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art are presented frequently.

Photo: View of the West and East Buildings of the National Gallery of Art (1941) looking east towards the U.S. Capitol along Constitution Ave., NW C 1989, Dennis Brack/Black Star. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Hours
Gallery: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Sculpture Garden: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Admission
FREE

Calendar of Events
Oct 7 - Dec 31Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700 - 1830
Feb 11 - Sep 1The Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art
May 4 - Nov 30Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
May 11 - Oct 5Degas/Cassatt
Jun 8 - Sep 7Celebrating Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Art
Jul 1 - Nov 2Titian's Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Jul 13 - Sep 14The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors
Aug 30Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Revitalization
Aug 31Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Metamorphosis
Sep 6Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: Remembrance—A Small Movie about Oulu in the 1950s followed by Splinters—Century of an Artistic Family
Sep 6Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: The Count
Sep 7Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: The Year 1939
Sep 7Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: The Last Summer 1944
Sep 13Film Series: American Originals Now: Jesse Lerner: La Piedra Ausente (The Absent Stone)
Sep 14Film Series: American Originals Now: Jesse Lerner: Ruins
Sep 17 - Sep 19Film Event: La Camioneta
Sep 20Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: Paavo Nurmi—The Man and His Times preceded by Olavi Virta
Sep 21Film Event: Intimatta
Sep 26Film Event: Journey to Italy
Sep 27Film Event: Daredevils
Sep 28Film Event: Il Sorpasso

Plan Your Visit

National Gallery of Art
401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
202-737-4215 phone
202-842-6176 TTY
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