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Ames-Haskell Azalea Collection

Each spring to commemorate the anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, which opened March 17, 1941, the Ames-Haskell Azalea Collection brightens the Rotunda. Gifted to the Gallery in 1991 to mark its 50th year, this colorful collection of living art features 250 azaleas, 50-year-old plants, and specimens originally from Japan. This beautiful collection of living art includes a wide variety of specimens that bloom colorfully for several weeks.