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  • Address: 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, National Mall, Washington D.C. 20565, USA
  • Hours: Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free

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National Gallery of Art

Affiliated with but not a part of the Smithsonian, the National Gallery needs two buildings (connected by an underground tunnel) to house its stunning collections (more than 110,000 objects) of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the present. Kids love the walking escalator that traverses the two buildings and conveniently empties into the airy cafeteria where you can press your nose against the giant sheet of glass and look out onto a cascading waterfall.

The original neoclassical building, known as the West Building, exhibits primarily European works, from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, including pieces by El Greco, Monet, and Cézanne. Don't miss the room full of Renoirs, including the famous Girl with a Hoop.

Across 4th Street NW, the angular East Building is where you'll find the Calder mobile along with other abstract and modern works. Across 7th Street from the West Wing sits the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, a beautifully landscaped park of open lawns, a pool with a spouting fountain, and 17 sculptures. In warm weather, people linger for lunch on the wide rim of the pool.

Practical Info

The National Gallery of Art is located on the north side of the National Mall, convenient to metro and bus stops. An information desk has a floor plan and a calendar of events. Allow at least 2 hours to tour the gallery, more for exploring other buildings.

The gallery has a number of dining options, including the sculpture garden's Pavilion Café. On Sunday evenings, October through June, the gallery hosts a popular concert series.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Combo Tour: National Museum of American History and National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, ... 
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Private Combo Tour: National Museum of American History and National Gallery of Art

DC is known for its museums lining the National Mall, and our exclusive private museum hop is an efficient way to visit them. This 5 hour tour combines the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.00
Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art

Make the most of your visit to DC on this comprehensive 5 hour semi-private tour welcoming no more than 8 guests. Our guide will show you the iconic monuments ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

With an art historian as your guide, take a three-hour small-group tour of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In a group of no ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Small-Group Combo Tour: National Museum of American History and National Gallery of Art, Washington ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Combo Tour: National Museum of American History and National Gallery of Art

DC is known for its museums lining the National Mall, and our semi-private museum hop is an efficient way to visit them. This 5 hour small-group tour welcomes ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Get an unconventional look at the famous National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC with this guided, 2-hour tour. The museum is a world-class, venerable ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up, Washington DC, Literary, Art & Music ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

Explore the popular monuments in Washington, DC with this guided, 3-hour tour of the National Mall at night. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Join this 2.5 hour private tour of the National Gallery of Art, one of the premier art collections in the country. Our expert guides will put the museum in ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Small Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Join fellow travelers on this 2.5 hour semi-private tour of the National Gallery of Art, one of the premier art collections in the country. Our expert guides ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour, Washington DC, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour

A private narrated tour is ideal for those who want to sit back, be chauffeured, and learn about the city at the ease of our drivers and fun tour guides. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Beat the long entrance lines and see some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC on this full-day sightseeing extravaganza. Enjoy priority entry ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

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