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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
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
Nov 2 - Feb 16El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 14 - Mar 16National Gallery of Art Ice Rink
Nov 21 - Jan 4Gallery Talk: Degas and Monotype
Nov 21 - Jan 22Gallery Talk: El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 21Food for Thought: The Art of Goya (1746–1828)
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 23The Little Dancer: Kirov Academy of Ballet
Nov 25Gallery Talk: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Nov 25 - Nov 26Gallery Talk: Still Life with Figs and Bread by Luis Meléndez
Nov 25 - Dec 30Gallery Talk: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Nov 26 - Dec 24Gallery Talk: Picture This: Old Master Paintings for People with Visual Impairments
Nov 28 - Dec 30Gallery Talk: Dragons in Art
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 2 - Jan 14Gallery Talk: From the École de Paris to the New York School: Selections of Modern Art
Dec 3 - Dec 17Gallery Talk: The Christmas Story in Art
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 6 - Jan 11Gallery Talk: Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
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 9 - Jan 23Gallery Talk: "Head of a Catalan Peasant" by Joan Miró
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
Jan 6 - Jan 23Gallery Talk: Manet in Spain
Jan 13 - Jan 27Food for Thought: El Greco: A 400th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 27 - Feb 13Gallery Talk: "Le Gourmet" by Pablo Picasso
Feb 1 - May 3Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence
Feb 3 - Feb 20Gallery Talk: Florentine Art in the 15th Century
Feb 4 - Feb 26Gallery Talk: Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence
Feb 9 - Feb 22Gallery Talk: Photography at the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating 25 Years of Collecting

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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