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Annual Reports

View annual reports for the National Gallery of Art’s fiscal year. You can also download and view our annual reports for previous years going back to 1938.

2020 Annual Report

When Andrew W. Mellon wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 to offer his gift of paintings and sculpture for a new museum in Washington, DC, that he would build and finance with his own funds, he stipulated that the museum not bear his name. Mellon believed that it should be a truly national institution with no single individual’s name but with a name that identified it as a museum for and of the American people. This emphasis on the national character of the National Gallery of Art is at the very heart of the vision that continues to guide the museum today. This past year, Americans have endured unimaginable loss and hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also been a year that has witnessed the great resilience of the American people. President Roosevelt’s words from 1941, marking the opening of the National Gallery, resonate profoundly at this moment when hope and renewal are on the horizon. “The dedication of this gallery to a living past and a greater and more richly living future is the measure of the earnestness of our intention that the freedom of the human spirit shall go on too.”

As an institution “Of the Nation and for the People,” the National Gallery of Art has the responsibility and privilege to serve our country by welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity. As stewards of Andrew Mellon’s long-ranging vision, the trustees and I, along with Director Kaywin Feldman and the staff, are committed to reflecting and serving the nation in all its diversity while continuing to operate a financially sustainable institution. We are dedicated to expanding the reach of the National Gallery and sharing its educational resources in new ways so that all Americans can engage with the nation’s art collection. This work is only possible because of the indissoluble public-private partnership between the federal government and private citizens that sustains this remarkable institution. The trustees and staff join me in expressing our sincere gratitude to the President and the Congress of the United States for their unwavering support of the National Gallery.

View the 2020 Report

Previous Annual Reports

Annual Report 2019
(PDF 9.5MB)

Annual Report 2018
(PDF 12.3MB)

Annual Report 2017
(PDF 11.4MB)

Annual Report 2016
(PDF 10.9MB)

Annual Report 2015
(PDF 8.9MB)

Annual Report 2014
(PDF 2.8MB)

Annual Report 2013
(PDF 4.2MB)

Annual Report 2012
(PDF 3.8MB)

Annual Report 2011
(PDF 7.1MB)

Annual Report 2010
(PDF 6.3MB)

Annual Report 2009
(PDF 23.4MB)

Annual Report 2008
(PDF 22.4MB)

Annual Report 2007
(PDF 23.7MB)

Annual Report 2006
(PDF 20.2MB)

Annual Report 2005
(PDF 18.9MB)

Annual Report 2004
(PDF 17.2MB)

Annual Report 2003
(PDF 18.6MB)

Annual Report 2002
(PDF 19.1MB)

Annual Report 2001
(PDF 15.1MB)

Annual Report 2000
(PDF 12MB)

Annual Report 1999
(PDF 12.7MB)

Annual Report 1998
(PDF 12.5MB)

Annual Report 1997
(PDF 12.4MB)

Annual Report 1996
(PDF 14.6MB)

Annual Report 1995
(PDF 14.5MB)

Annual Report 1994
(PDF 13.8MB)

Annual Report 1993
(PDF 13.4MB)

Annual Report 1992
(PDF 19.4MB)

Annual Report 1991
(PDF 17MB)

Annual Report 1990
(PDF 15.1MB)

Annual Report 1989
(PDF 14.1MB)

Annual Report 1988
(PDF 13.5MB)

Annual Report 1987
(PDF 14.4MB)

Annual Report 1986
(PDF 15.1MB)

Annual Report 1985
(PDF 14.2MB)

Annual Report 1984
(PDF 13.1MB)

Annual Report 1983
(PDF 12.4MB)

Annual Report 1982
(PDF 9.9MB)

Annual Report 1981
(PDF 9.5MB)

Annual Report 1980
(PDF 8.63MB)

Annual Report 1979
(PDF 8.28MB)

Annual Report 1978
(PDF 8.2MB)

Annual Report 1977
(PDF 8.47MB)

Annual Report 1976
(PDF 9.23MB)

Annual Report 1975
(PDF 7.18MB)

Annual Report 1974
(PDF 6.81MB)

Annual Report 1973
(PDF 7.04MB)

Annual Report 1972
(PDF 6.46MB)

Annual Report 1971
(PDF 8.43MB)

Annual Report 1970
(PDF 6.62MB)

Annual Report 1969
(PDF 1.96MB)

Annual Report 1968
(PDF 1.59MB)

Annual Report 1967
(PDF 1.46MB)

Annual Report 1966
(PDF 4.72MB)

Annual Report 1965
(PDF 1.79MB)

Annual Report 1964
(PDF 1.88MB)

Annual Report 1963
(PDF 2.2MB)

Annual Report 1962
(PDF 2.38MB)

Annual Report 1961
(PDF 1.83MB)

Annual Report 1960
(PDF 2.46MB)

Annual Report 1959
(PDF 1.93MB)

Annual Report 1958
(PDF 3.16MB)

Annual Report 1957
(PDF 1.8MB)

Annual Report 1956
(PDF 2.21MB)

Annual Report 1955
(PDF 2.11MB)

Annual Report 1954
(PDF 2.04MB

Annual Report 1953
(PDF 1.93MB)

Annual Report 1952
(PDF 2.22MB)

Annual Report 1951
(PDF 2.63MB)

Annual Report 1950
(PDF 2.5MB)

Annual Report 1949
(PDF 2.73MB)

Annual Report 1948
(PDF 2.77MB)

Annual Report 1947
(PDF 2.14MB)

Annual Report 1946
(PDF 2.83MB)

Annual Report 1945
(PDF 2.55MB)

Annual Report 1944
(PDF 2.43MB)

Annual Report 1943
(PDF 1.82MB)

Annual Report 1942
(PDF 1.88MB)

Annual Report 1941
(PDF 1.95MB)

Annual Report 1940
(PDF 1.65MB)

Annual Report 1939
(PDF 2.07MB)

Annual Report 1938
(PDF 1.92MB)

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