Then and Now: Celebrating 60 years of the National Gallery of Art West Building
Exterior Views: A Grand Presence
Interior Views: Changing Perspectives
Visiting the Gallery: Systems and Services
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Facilities


West Building ground floor cafeteria, ca. 1945
West Building ground floor cafeteria, 1945

Cascade café and espresso bar, 2001
Cascade café and espresso bar, 2001


Eating Facilities
Since the museum first opened to the public, food facilities have offered guests refreshments and the opportunity to relax and socialize during their visit at the Gallery. The original West Building ground floor cafeteria, which opened in 1941, remained almost unchanged for decades. It now has been replaced by other eating facilities including the concourse café and espresso bar, which mirror the growth of the Gallery's campus and reflect the changing tastes of Gallery visitors, from Jell-O to gelato.


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