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National Gallery of Art

4.7/5227 Reviews
Art Gallery

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Business Hours

(Monday-Saturday) 10:00-17:00, Sunday 11:00-18:00. Christmas, New Year's Day rest.


6th and Constitution Avenue NW,Washington, DC 20565
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About National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art, located at the western level of the US Capitol, consists of two distinctly different buildings, one in the west, a neoclassical building with ancient Greek style, and one east in a geometric building of modernism. The two museums contain works of art from the Middle Ages to the present, unique architecture and rich and precious collections, giving the museum a unique style.
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Getting Around

By subway: take Yellow or Green Line to National Archives station.
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Helpful Information

Within the gallery halls and rooms, cellphone use is prohibited. The use of photoflash, tripods, and selfie sticks is also prohibited in the gallery halls. At times all photos are prohibited in some of the special exhibitions. You can download the free mobile app “Your Art”, which contains detailed foreign language introductions of masterpieces as you walk through the galleries. The gallery offers free English guides in the halls. There are also foreign language fluent tour guides regularly available. It is recommended to check the official website for foreign language information in advance. The grounds of the West Building also has a free audio guide available for visitors.
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Known for the precious collections, this museum is worth visiting and visitors can see the masterpieces of many artists. The museum is divided into two buildings, the West Building, which is a Greek-style classic architecture, and the East building designed by I.M. Pei in a modern architectural style. The galleries in the West building are mainly composed of collections of classical art from European medieval periods to the 19th century, including many masterpieces by Da Vinci and Raphael. The East Building is comprised of Modern Art, including abstract works as well as several of Picasso’s paintings.
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Frequently Asked Questions

6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
These are the places that you must visit near national gallery of art: The National Archives Museum, National Mall, Einstein Planetarium, United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, United States Navy Memorial


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