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The West Building Reopens May 14

Free, timed passes are required and will be released on Monday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m.

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Now on View


Even though the National Gallery is currently closed, stop by to experience our new installation.
SORRY by Kay Rosen is now on view outside the East Building entrance.

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The 70th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Contact: Art and the Pull of Print

In this series of six recorded lectures, Jennifer L. Roberts of Harvard University discusses the material and spatial changes of the printmaking process and their societal and conceptual implications.

Watch the second lecture, “Reversal,” starting May 2


Episode 8 of Sound Thoughts on Art

Available now! Listen to the newest episode featuring musician Rafiq Bhatia. Sound Thoughts on Art, the National Gallery's new podcast explores the intersection between sight and sound.

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Film and Discussion

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta: A Renaissance Villa Returns to Life

The history and revival of a celebrated Renaissance villa near Milan and the fascinating connection to two grand bronzes in the National Gallery's collection, the Mellon Venus and Bacchus and a Faun.

Watch online through May 11



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Family Interactives

Painting of Four Dancers, 1899 by Edward Degas showing four balerinas with a painted theater screen of nature behind them.

Custom Prints Curated by You

Have one of your favorite Gallery paintings reproduced for you to hang on your wall. Customize your print with different formats, sizes, and frames.