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The United States' Art Collection

News August 5, 2021: Entire NGA is again open. Passes no longer required and daily hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. The official web site for the museum


Map to National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

6th St NW & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

How to view info on past exhibits: Go to the NGA Past Exhibits page and choose a year


Washington DC National Gallery of Art

Lobby of West Building - Building architect John Russell Pope


This mammoth marble and stone building was opened to the public in 1937 and contains tens of thousands of pieces of artwork on display, and hundreds of thousands more in storage or in the network of curating rooms in the lower floors. It is estimated more than 141,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative arts, and other media pieces are in the total collection. (Items can go in and out of public display, making for some frustration: hey, NGA, put your Arnold Bocklin painting back out!)

Also, there are over 75,000 prints and rare illustrated books in the collection.


Inside the NGA Museum with Van Gogh and tourist

Inside the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Doors - National Gallery

Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Washington DC East Building  - the National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art - Washington DC 1980 from the air

This photo hangs in the halls of the lower level of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.


East Building Washington DC

East Building Washington DC April 2019 - National Gallery of Art


Marble everywhere

The Marble of the National Gallery

Inside the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC



Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages

Visiting Greece 2021


East Building - National Gallery

East Building National Gallery in Washington DC

Expansion still under construction, Washington DC – March 2014



Original Page July 2019 | Updated August 5, 2021
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