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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 Nov. 25Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age
Thru Jan. 6, 2019Sense of Humor
Thru Dec. 31Corot: Women
Thru Jan. 13, 2019Rachel Whiteread
Thru Jan. 20, 2019The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Thru Feb. 18, 2019Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950
Sun. Nov 18Concert: Nobuntu
Sun. Nov 18Introduction to the Exhibition—Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
Sun. Nov 25Film: Chartres: Light Reborn
Sun. Dec 2Film: Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture: Noisy Archives and the Future of Memory
Sun. Dec 2Film: Lost Landscapes of New York
Sun. Dec 9Concert: Encore Chorale
Sun. Dec 9Concert: Mettis String Quartet with Gabrielius Alekna, piano
Dec. 12, 2018 – Mar. 17, 2019Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project
Sat. Dec 15Concert: Westminster Presbyterian Choir and Ringers
Sun. Dec 16Concert: The Hot Club of San Francisco Hot Club Cool Yule
Sun. Dec 16Concert: Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Choir
Tue. Dec 18Concert: U.S. Army Chorus Caroling in the Rotunda
Sun. Dec 23Concert: Daniel Schlosberg with Jessica Aszodi and Russell Rolen
Dec. 23 & 30Film: Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
Fri. Dec 28Concert: Eric Mintel Quartet Fourth Friday Sound Sketch
Sun. Dec 30Concert: Suchertorte Chamber Ensemble A Toast to Vienna in 3/4 Time
Sun. Dec 30Film: The Apartment
Sat. Jan 5, 2019Open Rehearsal: New York Opera Society The Evolution of Fools: From Jesters to Buffoons
Sun. Jan 6, 2019Concert: New York Opera Society The Evolution of Fools: From Jesters to Buffoons
Sun. Jan 13, 2019Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit
Sun. Jan 20, 2019Concert: Krakauer-Tagg Duo Breath and Hammer
Sun. Feb 10, 2019Concert: SO Percussion The Keyboard Re-imagined
Sun. Feb 17, 2019Concert: Lara St. John, violin, and Matt Herskowitz, piano
Sun. Feb 24, 2019Concert: Curtis Opera Theatre Vocal Quartet Curtis on Tour
Sun. Mar 3, 2019Concert: Noah Getz and Friends Absolute Art and Jazz between the Wars
Sun. Mar 10, 2019Concert: Peter Vinograde J. S. Bach’s Seven Keyboard Toccatas
Mar. 10 – May. 26, 2019Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
Mar. 10 – May. 26, 2019Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Mar. 10 – Jul. 9, 2019Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Thu. Mar 14, 2019After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sun. Mar 17, 2019The Living Legacy National Speaking Tour: David C. Driskell and Curlee R. Holton in Conversation
Sun. Mar 17, 2019Concert: Parthenia with Ryland Angel, countertenor Tomb Sonnets
Sun. Mar 24, 2019Concert: Natalie Clein, cello
Sun. Mar 31, 2019Concert: Fauré Quartett
Sun. Apr 7, 2019Concert: Haimovitz–Iyer Duo
Thu. Apr 11, 2019After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sat. Apr 20, 2019Open Rehearsal: Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) with Elisa Monte Dance, and DJ Twelve45 The Lunar Effect
Sun. Apr 21, 2019Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) with Elisa Monte Dance, and DJ Twelve45 The Lunar Effect
Fri. Apr 26, 2019Concert: Duo Sonidos Fourth Friday Sound Sketch
Sun. Apr 28, 2019Concert: The Brandee Younger Trio
Sun. May 5, 2019Poulenc Trio From Nature, Truth: Whitman, Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphelites
Thu. May 9, 2019After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Sun. May 12, 2019Concert: The Canales Project Hear Her Voice, Part II: A Mother’s Day Celebration
Sun. May 19, 2019Concert: Yumi Kurosawa, koto
Mon. Jun 17, 2019Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists
Thu. Jul 11, 2019Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection
Mon. Nov 25, 2019Concert: M5 Mexican Brass Brasscinación

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401 Constitution Avenue, NW
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