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Open Access at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art has an open access policy for images of works of art in the Gallery's permanent collection which the Gallery believes to be in the public domain. Images of these works are available free of charge for any use, whether commercial or non-commercial.

The NGA Images website, first launched in 2012, has now been retired. Open Access image downloads are now available directly from the object pages located on this website. Over 50,000 images are available for download, and we will continue to add more images for free access as more works are photographed and as works of art enter the public domain. Look for the download icon when browsing the collection, or use the search tools to locate Open Access images.

Search the Collection for Downloadable Images

Browse over 50,000 works of art with images available for download. Use the grid view to download images directly from the search results page, or go to the object page to learn more about the work of art

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Wikimedia Commons Project

Learn about the Gallery's efforts to make high-resolution images available as part of the Open Access initiative.

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Custom Prints Curated by You

Have one of your favorite Gallery paintings reproduced for you to hang on your wall. Prints can be customized with different formats, sizes, and frames from a wide range of images from the Gallery’s permanent collection and from special exhibitions.

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