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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 Apr. 12In the Library: The Evans-Tibbs Archive of African American Art
Thru May. 26Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
Thru May. 26Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
Thru Jul. 9Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Thu. Mar 21Martha Rosler
Sat. Mar 23Mamba preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Me and the Boys
Sat. Mar 23Black Dreams at Sea: The Sardine Fisherman’s Funeral and An Opera of the World
Sun. Mar 24EFF: Acid Forest
Sun. Mar 24Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson
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 31Hollow Triumph
Sun. Mar 31Fauré Quartett
Mon. Apr 1Correggio’s Study for the Madonna della Scodella
Sun. Apr 7Haimovitz–Iyer Duo
Thu. Apr 11After Hours: Evenings at the Edge
Fri. Apr 12Shared Exploration: Music and the Visual Arts
Sun. Apr 14East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Sun. Apr 14Introduction to the Exhibition—The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
Apr. 14 – Jul. 21The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
Apr. 14 – Sep. 15Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Mon. Apr 15From the Cathedral to the Billiard Room: History of a Medieval Stained Glass Window
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
Fri. Apr 26If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection
Sun. Apr 28Ken Burns and the American Story
Sun. Apr 28Concert: The Brandee Younger Trio
Sun. May 5Introduction to the Exhibition—The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Sun. May 5Poulenc Trio From Nature, Truth: Whitman, Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphelites
May. 5 – Jul. 28The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
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
Sun. Jun 2The Moon in the Age of Photography
Fri. Jun 7The Role and Representations of Animals in Japanese Art and Culture
Mon. Jun 17Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists
Thu. Jul 11Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection
Jul. 14, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11
Sep. 15, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence
Oct. 13, 2019 – Feb. 17, 2020Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain

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National Gallery of Art

401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
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