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Photograph Study Room

For the well-being of our visitors and staff, the library and its image collections, the print and drawing study rooms, the photograph study room, curatorial records, and Gallery Archives are temporarily closed to the public. We will gladly respond to research inquiries by email, telephone, and regular mail. 

The National Gallery of Art’s collection of photographs comprises more than 20,000 works spanning the entire history of photography, from the beginnings of the medium in 1839 to the present. The Gallery regularly mounts both exhibitions highlighting photographs from the collection and major loan exhibitions of works borrowed from other institutions and private collections. Please consult the Current Exhibitions and Installations schedule for more information.

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Photograph Study Room
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 842-6144

Mailing Address
Photograph Study Room
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Dr
Landover, MD 20785

National Gallery of Art West Building
Sixth St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565