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Visitors enjoy a First Saturday Pop-Up Library event in our East Building study center atrium. Photo by Anne Simmons. 

Leonardo Pop-Up Library


  • Saturday, July 1, 2023
  • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Study Center Atrium
  • Fun for Kids
  • In-person

Join the National Gallery of Art Library and our friends at DC Public Library (DCPL) for a pop-up experience celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. Explore the National Gallery Library’s materials about the innovative artist and thinker, discover DC Public Library’s resources for summer, and apply for a DCPL-issued library card to use around the city or online! 

Then, visit the only Leonardo da Vinci painting on display in the Americas in the National Gallery of Art West Building and visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for Imagining the Future - Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius. This summer exhibition features 12 original Leonardo da Vinci drawings view for the first time in the United States.