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Visitors enjoying a Drop-In Art Making activity in the East Building Atrium.

First Saturday: May

First Saturdays

  • Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • East Building, Multiple Locations
  • Festivals
  • In-person

All activities are free, and most are first come, first served. Some activities require registration.

Join us for drawing activities inspired by East Building architecture from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At noon and 3:00 p.m., immerse yourself in 32 Sounds, a documentary and sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green (registration required). And at 1:00 p.m., join National Gallery educator Nathalie Ryan for a tour of Philip Guston Now

On the first Saturday of each month the East Building comes alive with art making for all ages, films, pop-up experiences, and more. Learn about upcoming First Saturdays.