National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

4.5
Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Park
FREE ADMISSION

About the Gallery:

Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci 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 traces 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.

Learn more about the Gallery at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/about.html

Explore the collection at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection.html

Browse the Gallery's many free public programs, including tours, lectures, concerts, films, and family programs, at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar.html

Learn about the tours available in foreign languages at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/foreign-language.html

Consider the variety of dining options at the National Gallery at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/visit/cafe.html

Learn about the Gallery Shops and browse online at

https://shop.nga.gov/

Stay up to date on Gallery news and events by subscribing to our free e-mail newsletters at

http://subscribe.nga.gov/subscription_form_ngart.cfm

Support the Gallery at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/support.html
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  • the Fabulous National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is worth a visit in any season, i've been there in the summer with the fountain in full display and all the flowering plants and trees in full...  more »
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  • Love this sculpture garden. Has wonderful, silly, fun artwork and even a ice rink during the cold months. A restaurant and restrooms if you need them. Of course the food is pricey - but then again so is much of the cafes, restaurants, and food places on the Mall and in DC. They also have special events so sometimes it may be crowded.
  • Nice hidden gem in DC. Had a cafe to too. Beautiful sculptures and gardens to view. Nice sitting area with water fountains too was a perfect way to relax.

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