Self-Guided Tours

See collection highlights with easy-to-use sheets offering suggested routes and commentaries on paintings, sculptures, and works of modern art.  Includes masterpieces by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Degas, Rodin, Monet, Cassatt, Mondrian, Picasso, and others.



West Building Highlights, Less Than an Hour?
This short tour details highlights of the National Gallery of Art collection, with information on the reverse of this sheet. Note that some works of art may be temporarily off view, so please enjoy the other works on display. (PDF 703KB)


East Building Highlights, Less Than an Hour?
A short tour of twenty-three works of modern and contemporary art in the National Gallery of Art collections. (During construction East Building galleries that usually display art to the public are closed.) (PDF 271KB)


West Building Sculpture Highlights, Less than an Hour?
A brief overview of some of the not-to-be-missed works in the Gallery's sculpture collection in the West Building Ground Floor galleries. (PDF 208KB)


Sculpture Garden Guide
The Sculpture Garden occupies 6.1 acres and incorporates a central fountain ringed by linden trees. Planted with perennials, ground covers, shrubs, and flowering trees, the landscape design provides a setting for works of sculpture. (PDF 1.1MB)


A new guide for teens. You or your students can ask for it at the Information Desk on the Main Floor of the West Building. The guide highlights key works of art in the West Building—from the Italian Renaissance through French impressionism, American art, and the first flush of modernism in Europe. Prompts to Tweet, share photos on Instagram. (PDF 774KB)

Today at the Gallery

Find out what is happening today at the National Gallery. Admission is free to the Gallery and all events.

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