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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 Jan. 20The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Thru Feb. 18Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950
Thru Mar. 17Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
Sat. Jan 19Rosenwald
Sat. Jan 19The Learning Tree
Sun. Jan 20Krakauer-Tagg Duo Breath and Hammer
Sat. Jan 26Shaft
Sat. Jan 26Shaft's Big Score
Sun. Jan 27Godard's The Image Book
Mon. Jan 28Self-Reflection and the Study of Process in Drawing, Journaling, Printmaking, and Curating
Sat. Feb 2Leadbelly
Sun. Feb 3Solomon Northup’s Odyssey
Sat. Feb 9Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks preceded by The Weapons of Gordon Parks
Sat. Feb 9Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks preceded by The Weapons of Gordon Parks
Sun. Feb 10Moments without Proper Names preceded by Martin
Sun. Feb 10Concert: SO Percussion The Keyboard Re-imagined
Sat. Feb 16L’Atalante
Sat. Feb 16À propos de Nice followed by Jean Taris, champion de France and Zéro de conduite
Sun. Feb 17When You Read This Letter
Sun. Feb 17Lara St. John, violin, and Matt Herskowitz, piano
Sun. Feb 17Hip-Hop’s Great Day: Gordon Parks and a Legacy of Photographic Inspiration
Sat. Feb 23Aniki-Bóbó preceded by Douro, Faina Fluvial
Sat. Feb 23Os Verdes Anos (The Green Years)
Sun. Feb 24Curtis Opera Theatre Vocal Quartet
Sun. Feb 24A Revolução de Maio (Revolution in May)
Sat. Mar 2Ossos
Sat. Mar 2Belarmino
Sun. Mar 3Breaking the Frame preceded by Carolee, Barbara, and Gunvor
Sun. Mar 3Noah Getz and Friends Absolute Art and Jazz between the Wars
Sat. Mar 9The Vampire Bat preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Jack Frost
Sat. Mar 9Tabu
Sun. Mar 10The Sin of Nora Moran preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Balloon Land
Sun. Mar 10Concert: Peter Vinograde J. S. Bach’s Seven Keyboard Toccatas
Mar. 10 – May. 26Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
Mar. 10 – May. 26Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Mar. 10 – Jul. 9Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Thu. Mar 14After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sat. Mar 16False Faces preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Snow White
Sat. Mar 16Damaged Lives preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Dancing on the Moon
Sun. Mar 17The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Curlee R. Holton in Conversation
Sun. Mar 17Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Sun. Mar 17Parthenia with Ryland Angel, countertenor Tomb Sonnets
Sat. Mar 23Black Dreams at Sea: The Sardine Fisherman’s Funeral and An Opera of the World
Sat. Mar 23Mamba preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Me and the Boys
Sun. Mar 24Natalie Clein, cello
Sun. Mar 24Acid Forest
Sat. Mar 30More Art Upstairs
Sat. Mar 30Strange Illusion preceded by News of the Day and Grampy’s Indoor Outing
Sun. Mar 31Fauré Quartett
Sun. Mar 31Hollow Triumph
Sun. Apr 7Haimovitz–Iyer Duo
Thu. Apr 11After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sat. Apr 20Open Rehearsal: Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) with Elisa Monte Dance, and DJ Twelve45 The Lunar Effect
Sun. Apr 21Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) with Elisa Monte Dance, and DJ Twelve45 The Lunar Effect
Fri. Apr 26Duo Sonidos Fourth Friday Sound Sketch
Sun. Apr 28Concert: The Brandee Younger Trio
Sun. May 5Poulenc Trio From Nature, Truth: Whitman, Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphelites
Thu. May 9After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sun. May 12Concert: The Canales Project Hear Her Voice, Part II: A Mother’s Day Celebration
Sun. May 19Yumi Kurosawa, koto
Mon. Jun 17Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists
Thu. Jul 11Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection
Mon. Nov 25M5 Mexican Brass Brasscinación

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Washington, DC 20565
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