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
Events
Sun. Apr 12Junction Trio
Sun. Apr 19yMusic
Apr. 22 & 25Picture This: Tours for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
Fri. Apr 24Aspen String Trio
Sun. Apr 26Robert Mirabal with ETHEL
Sun. May 3Brasil Guitar Duo with Jiji
Sun. May 10Inna Faliks, piano
Sun. May 17Ariel Quartet with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Mon. May 18Folger Poetry Board Reader: Billy Collins

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National Gallery of Art

401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
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