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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.

Gallery: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Sculpture Garden: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Thru May. 26Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
Thru May. 26Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Thru Jul. 9Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Thru Jul. 21The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
Thru Sep. 15Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Thru Jul. 28The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Fri. May 24Jazz in the Garden: Futurist
Sat. May 25The Arboretum Cycle of Nathaniel Dorsk
Sat. May 25Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy - Rome, Open City
Sun. May 26The Baker’s Wife
Mon. May 27Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy - Germany, Year Zero
Mon. May 27Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy - Paisan
Fri. May 31Jazz in the Garden: Billy Price
Sat. Jun 1Open Rehearsal: New York Opera Society
Sat. Jun 1NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Alice T.
Sat. Jun 1NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Infinite Football
Sun. Jun 2NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - One Step Behind the Seraphim
Sun. Jun 2Intro to the Exhibition—The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Sun. Jun 2New York Opera Society
Sun. Jun 2The Moon in the Age of Photography
Mon. Jun 3Photography from the Sunny Side of the Alps
Fri. Jun 7Jazz in the Garden: Shannon Gunn
Fri. Jun 7The Role and Representations of Animals in Japanese Art and Culture
Sun. Jun 9Krakauer-Tagg Duo
Jun. 13 – 29Tokyo Waka
Fri. Jun 14Jazz in the Garden: Adwela & the Uprising
Sat. Jun 15NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Charleston
Sun. Jun 16NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time
Sun. Jun 16Inscape Chamber Orchestra
Tue. Jun 18NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Marita
Wed. Jun 19NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Pororoca
Fri. Jun 21Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala
Fri. Jun 21Archival Screening Afternoon
Sat. Jun 221900
Sat. Jun 22Air Force Strings
Sun. Jun 23Augusta Savage: A Woman of Her Word
Sun. Jun 23Horse Beings
Sun. Jun 23Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit
Fri. Jun 28Jazz in the Garden: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
Sat. Jun 29Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night
Sun. Jun 30Ran
Fri. Jul 5Jazz in the Garden: The JoGo Project
Thu. Jul 11Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection
Fri. Jul 12Jazz in the Garden: Eleke
Jul. 14, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11
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
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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