Audio Tours

Available free of charge, audio tours of the permanent collection may be picked up at the Acoustiguide desk located in the Rotunda, on the Main Floor of the West Building. Audio tours of special exhibitions, $5 per tour unless otherwise noted, are available for rental at the entrance to the exhibition.

Group reservations for audio tours (ten or more), call (202) 842-6592.

Permanent Collection Tours

The Director's Tour: Highlights in Foreign Languages
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Visitors can hear the director's introduction and commentary at 26 stops on the tour in Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, and Mandarin.

The Director's Tour: Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Director Earl A. Powell III and Gallery curators explore more than 130 beloved masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, and others, along with information on acquisition, history, and conservation. Handheld digital audio players allow visitors to choose the order in which they look and the length of time they spend with each work.

Children's Audio Tour: West Building Highlights
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

(ages 7–12) This free, self-guided tour gives children an opportunity to get "up close and personal" with some of the world's greatest paintings, on display in the West Building. Using handheld digital audio players that allow users to move at their own pace, tour-goers can choose from a list of works by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Winslow Homer.

Made possible through the generous support of MSST Foundation

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