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Collection Highlights

Each work in the collection of the National Gallery of Art began from a moment of inspiration. What will these works inspire for you?

The masterworks highlighted here represent only a small part of the more than 150,000 sculptures, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings in the National Gallery’s permanent collection. Taken together, they offer a vibrant picture of the power and range of human creativity.

Like the collection itself, this selection of highlights will change over time. Explore it to learn more about the National Gallery, its collection, and the artists who created the works now held in trust for the nation.

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