Annual Report 2017
The National Gallery of Art reopened its East Building to the public on September 30, 2016, after a three-year renovation. This fiscal year marked the first year that the renovated East Building galleries, two new top-lit Tower galleries, and new Roof Terrace were available to the American public and visitors from around the world. During the course of the opening weekend, we welcomed visitors with an exciting array of programs celebrating the completion of the project, which added more than 12,000 square feet of exhibition space. We were delighted to present live concerts, tours, evening hours, educational activities, and lectures by artists, scholars, and noted authors to mark the occasion. One program that continued through April, the after-hours Evenings at the Edge, held on the second Thursday of each month, offered visitors a vibrant mix of art and entertainment, from tours and exhibitions, to performances and films.