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National Gallery of Art location on the National Mall

The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1.

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, is bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive and by 7th and 9th Streets NW.

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West Building


Designed by John Russell Pope and completed in 1941, this original neoclassical building houses paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and other works of art, as well as temporary exhibitions.

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East Building


Easily recognizable by its distinctive shape, the East Building was designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1978. It houses modern and contemporary art and temporary exhibitions.

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Sculpture Garden


An oasis in the city, the 6.1-acre Sculpture Garden is home to modern large-scale sculpture, as well as the Friday night Jazz in the Garden concert series (in summer) and an ice rink (in winter).

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Public Transportation
The nearest Metrorail stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line, Archives–Penn Quarter–Navy Memorial on the Yellow/Green Lines, and Smithsonian on the Blue/Orange Lines. Metrobus stops are located on 4th Street and 7th Street NW.

Further information about Metrobus and Metrorail routes and schedules is available at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website. The WMATA RideGuide website provides a fast and easy way to plan your visit to the Gallery.

The nearest DC Circulator route is the National Mall Route with two National Gallery of Art stops along Madison Drive at 4th Street and 7th Street NW. Further information about DC Circulator routes and schedules is available at the District Department of Transportation website.

Taxicabs are easily hailed on the streets surrounding the East and West Buildings and Sculpture Garden, particularly on Pennsylvania Avenue and on 4th Street.

Parking and Accessibility
Public parking is limited to the surrounding streets and commercial garages in the area. Visitors with vehicles displaying disability tags may park in designated public parking spaces on Madison Drive, or they may check with a Gallery security officer about the availability (first-come first-served) of parking spaces at the front of the East Building or along the inside curb of the 4th Street Plaza. The 6th Street entrance to the West Building and the 4th Street entrance to the East Building each have ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and elevators at these entrances provide access to galleries and public areas. Wheelchairs and strollers are available on a first-come first-served basis at all entrances.

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The East and West Buildings are connected by an underground concourse with a moving walkway. Entrances to the West Building are on the Mall, on 7th Street, on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street, and on 4th Street NW. The entrance to the East Building is on 4th Street.

There are six public entrances to the Sculpture Garden: one on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, three on 7th Street (one directly across from the Gallery's West Building entrance), and two on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets NW.

4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Admission is Always Free

The National Gallery of Art is free to all visitors and tickets or passes are not required.

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What's on View

During construction East Building galleries that usually display art to the public are closed. Learn more about the renovation at the National Gallery of Art.

Hours & Location

The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets NW along Constitution Avenue NW.

Gallery Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

December 25 and January 1

6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC

GPS Location (latitude, longitude): 38.892092,-77.019973

2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785

About the Gallery

The National Gallery of Art was conceived, founded, and given to the people of the United States by Andrew Mellon.
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Exhibition and General Information

For information call (202) 737-4215
Accessibility Information: (202) 842-6690Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (202) 842-6176.
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