National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

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Located in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building, the elegant yet informal Garden includes new plantings of native American species of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. A fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter, is at the center of the Garden, and walking and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and reflect on the works on view. The Pavilion Café offers year-round café service, along with indoor seating. The Sculpture Garden is enclosed by a decorative metal fence with marble piers and plinths, designed to reflect the historic character of the West Building. There are six public entryways to the Sculpture Garden, and it is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Hours
Sculpture Garden Hours
Mid-November through mid-March: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Mid-March through mid-November: Mon-Thu 10am-7pm. Fri 10am-9:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm

Ice Skating Rink
Mid-November through mid-March
Mon-Thu 10am-9pm. Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. Sun 11am-9pm.

In celebration of the new year, the ice-skating rink will remain open until 11pm on New Year's Eve.

The ice-skating rink will close at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.
Admission
FREE for gardens. Fee for ice-skating.
Events
Sat. May 11Janie Geiser Double Vision: Recent Shorts
Fri. May 17Jazz in the Garden: Rob Curto
Fri. May 24Jazz in the Garden: Futurist
Fri. May 31Jazz in the Garden: Billy Price
Fri. Jun 7Jazz in the Garden: Shannon Gunn
Fri. Jun 14Jazz in the Garden: Adwela & the Uprising
Fri. Jun 21Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala
Fri. Jun 28Jazz in the Garden: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
Fri. Jul 5Jazz in the Garden: The JoGo Project
Fri. Jul 12Jazz in the Garden: Eleke
Fri. Jul 19Jazz in the Garden: Miles Stiebel
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

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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
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