National Gallery of Art

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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
Events
Thru Sep. 15Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Thru Jul. 28The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Thru Jan. 5, 2020A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11
Fri. Jul 26Jazz in the Garden: Incendio
Fri. Aug 2Jazz in the Garden: Son del Caribe
Fri. Aug 9Jazz in the Garden: The Bailsmen
Mon. Aug 19Jazz in the Garden: Dixie Power Trio
Fri. Aug 23Jazz in the Garden: Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Sun. Sep 15Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson
Sep. 15, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence
Sun. Sep 22David C. Driskell and Curlee R. Holton in Conversation
Oct. 13, 2019 – Feb. 17, 2020Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
Sun. Oct 20The Moon in the Age of Photography

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National Gallery of Art

401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
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