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
North
Facade
Mall
Facade
Mall
Entrance


South facade of the West Building, 1941
South facade of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, seen from the Mall, 1941


Mall Facade
Parallel rows of young elm trees were planted to flank the national Mall during the late 1930s, while the West Building of the National Gallery of Art was under construction. Since then, more trees have been planted and several of the streets on the Mall have been replaced by gravel paths. The elm trees have grown so tall that they now almost obscure the West Building from some points of view during the summer.


South facade of the West Building, 2001
South facade of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, seen from the Mall, 2001

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