Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection. National Gallery of Art
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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
May 4 - Nov 30Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Jul 1 - Nov 2Titian's Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Sep 1 - Feb 1From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925
Sep 1 - Feb 1Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Sep 21 - Jan 4Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Oct 5 - Jan 11Degas's Little Dancer
Oct 5 - Jan 4A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection
Oct 22Gallery Talk: Picture This: Old Master Paintings for People with Visual Impairments
Oct 22 - Oct 30Gallery Talk: Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Oct 22Gallery Talk: Titian in the National Gallery of Art
Oct 22 - Oct 29Gallery Talk: Titians Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Oct 24Film Series: Viewing China: Ghost Town
Oct 25Film Series: Viewing China: Bumming in Beijing followed by Piano Dream
Oct 26Film Series: Viewing China: Sun Mingjing Shorts followed by A Great Master Recaptured
Oct 26Lecture: Hollywood Burn
Oct 26The 5x5 Project: Soda_Jerk: Hollywood Burn
Oct 26Concert: Alexander and Natalia Shonert
Oct 27Lecture: Patrimony in Peril: Germanys Survey of Mural Paintings Threatened During World War II
Oct 28 - Oct 30Gallery Talk: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Oct 28Gallery Talk: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Oct 31Film Series: Viewing China: The Way of Taichi followed by Please Vote for Me
Oct 31Concert: Prague Philharmonic Choir
Oct 31Gallery Talk: Dragons in Art
Nov 1Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Fists in the Pocket
Nov 1Film Series: American Originals Now: Jodie Mack: Fabriflicks
Nov 2Lecture: El Greco in America: Critics, Collectors, and Connoisseurs
Nov 2Film Series: American Originals Now: Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine
Nov 3Lecture: The Secret of the Gondola
Nov 6Lecture: Titians "Danaë" during World War II
Nov 7Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: The Uninvited Guest followed by Every Young Man
Nov 9Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: A Report on the Party and the Guests preceded by The Mist
Nov 9Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art: Venice 1548: Titian Looking at Tintoretto´s "Miracle of the Slave"
Nov 9Concert: Francisco Bernier, guitarist
Nov 14 - Nov 15Film Event: International Festival of Films on Art
Nov 14Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: Leaving
Nov 16Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: And the Beggar's Opera Again followed by The Heart Above the Castle
Nov 16Panel Discussion: Image of the Black in Western Art, Part IV
Nov 16Concert: National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Nov 17Lecture: Expanding Art Around the Corner: Changes in the Gallerys Multiple-Visit School Program
Nov 22Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Conviction
Nov 22Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: China is Near preceded by Lets Discuss
Nov 23Ciné-Concert: The Epic of Everest
Nov 23Lecture: Inside Look: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Nov 23Concert: Ciompi String Quartet
Nov 23Concert: Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC
Nov 29Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Vacation in Val Trebbia
Nov 29Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Sorelle Mai
Nov 30Concert: Carolyn Enger, pianist
Dec 4Film Series: Also Like Life: Hou Hsiao-hsien: City of Sadness
Dec 5Film Series: Athens Today: September
Dec 6Film Series: Also Like Life: Hou Hsiao-hsien: Cute Girl followed by Cheerful Wind
Dec 6Concert: Empire Brass
Dec 7Film Event: New Yorks Cinema 16 Film Society: Programming for a Divided World
Dec 7Lecture: New Yorks Cinema 16 Film Society: Programming for a Divided World
Dec 7Film Series: Athens Today: Standing Aside, Watching
Dec 8Lecture: William Kentridge: Processions
Dec 10Public Symposium: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Dec 12Film Series: Athens Today: Wild Duck
Dec 13Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Seagull
Dec 13Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Victory March
Dec 13Film Series: Also Like Life: Hou Hsiao-hsien: Good Men, Good Women
Dec 13Concert: Spanish Brass
Dec 14Lecture: Small Victories: A Print Collectors Story
Dec 14Concert: Baltimore Consort
Dec 14Film Series: Athens Today: At Home
Dec 15Lecture: Seeing: A Photographers Work
Dec 20Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Prince of Homberg
Dec 20Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Butterfly's Dream
Dec 20Concert: Thomas Circle Singers
Dec 21Concert: Alexandria Kleztet
Dec 21Film Series: Athens Today: The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
Dec 27Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Eyes, the Mouth
Dec 28Film Series: Athens Today: The Daughter
Dec 28Concert: Ensemble Galilei

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National Gallery of Art
401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
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