Nancy Holt, Dark Star Park - Arlington County Cultural Affairs
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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.

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


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
Feb 23 - Jun 29Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Mar 2 - Jun 8Garry Winogrand
Apr 19Filmfest DC: He Who Gets Slapped
Apr 23 - Jun 25Gallery Talk: Picture This: Old Master Paintings for People with Visual Impairments
Apr 23 - Jun 4Gallery Talk: Dragons in Art
Apr 27Filmfest DC: Helsinki Forever
May 1 - May 10Drawing Salon: Ornamental Figures: Van Dyck’s Portraits
May 4 - Nov 30Andew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
May 11 - Oct 5Degas/Cassatt

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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