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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
May 4 - Nov 30Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
May 11 - Oct 5Degas/Cassatt
Jul 1 - Nov 2Titian's Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Sep 1 - Feb 1Exhibition: From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925
Sep 1 - Feb 1Exhibition: Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Sep 21 - Jan 4Exhibition: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Oct 2Gallery Talk: Point-Counter Point: "The White Girl" by James McNeill Whistler
Oct 2Gallery Talk: Degas/Cassatt
Oct 3 - Oct 28Gallery Talk: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Oct 5 - Jan 11Exhibition: Degas's Little Dancer
Oct 5Public Symposium: Degas and Cassatt: Different Perspectives
Oct 5Concert: Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
Oct 5 - Jan 4Exhibition: A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection
Oct 6Gallery Talk: Van Gogh
Oct 7Lecture: Rendez-vous with Art: A Conversation
Oct 7 - Oct 22Gallery Talk: Titian in the National Gallery of Art
Oct 8 - Oct 30Gallery Talk: Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Oct 8 - Oct 29Gallery Talk: Titians Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Oct 11 - Oct 12Gallery Talk: The Tondo in Renaissance Art
Oct 12Lecture: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Oct 12Lecture: Saving the Baldwin Film
Oct 12Concert: National Gallery of Art Orchestra
Oct 14 - Oct 30Gallery Talk: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Oct 17Public Symposium: Andrew Wyeth in Context: Contemporary Art and Scholarship
Oct 19Lecture: Andrew Wyeth: Rebel
Oct 19Concert: National Gallery of Art Piano Trio
Oct 22Gallery Talk: Picture This: Old Master Paintings for People with Visual Impairments
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 31Concert: Prague Philharmonic Choir
Oct 31Gallery Talk: Dragons in Art
Nov 2Lecture: El Greco in America: Critics, Collectors, and Connoisseurs
Nov 3Lecture: The Secret of the Gondola
Nov 6Lecture: Titians "Danaë" during World War II
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 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 23Lecture: Inside Look: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Nov 23Concert: Ciompi String Quartet
Nov 23Concert: Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC
Nov 30Concert: Carolyn Enger, pianist
Dec 6Concert: Empire Brass
Dec 7Lecture: New Yorks Cinema 16 Film Society: Programming for a Divided World
Dec 8Lecture: William Kentridge: Processions
Dec 10Public Symposium: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Dec 13Concert: Spanish Brass
Dec 14Lecture: Small Victories: A Print Collectors Story
Dec 14Concert: Baltimore Consort
Dec 15Lecture: Seeing: A Photographers Work
Dec 20Concert: Thomas Circle Singers
Dec 21Concert: Alexandria Kleztet
Dec 28Concert: Ensemble Galilei

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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