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
Guided
Tours
Individual
Audio Tours
Auditorium Music Eating
Facilities


Lecturer presenting exhibition room tour, May 1941
Lecturer presenting gallery tour, May 1941; photograph Jack Hyams

Museum lecturer Philip Leonard, 2001
Museum lecturer Philip Leonard interpreting Botticelli's Giuliano de' Medici for Gallery visitors, 1992; photograph © Dennis Brack/Black Star


Guided Tours
Since the Gallery's opening, lecturers have offered popular gallery tours to the public. During the museum's first year, the demand for these presentations was so great that their number was doubled.

Sixty years later, gallery tours continue to be an important part of the museum's interpretive programs. Introductory tours of the collection and talks on individual paintings are offered several times each day and can be heard in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.



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