Release Date: March 12, 2020
National Gallery of Art to Close March 14
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and volunteers, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, announces a temporary closure beginning Saturday, March 14, with a tentative reopening date of Saturday, April 4, 2020.
We will continue to assess our operating status as we receive updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. State Department regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Changes to our operating status will be communicated via our website and social media.
While we are unable to serve our audiences in person, the Gallery invites visitors to explore the content on our website and social media platforms.
Anabeth Guthrie, (202) 842-6804 or [email protected]
General InformationThe National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at www.nga.gov. Follow the Gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt, Twitter at www.twitter.com/ngadc, and Instagram at http://instagram.com/ngadc.
Visitors will be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering. Checkrooms are free of charge and located at each entrance. Luggage and other oversized bags must be presented at the 4th Street entrances to the East or West Building to permit x-ray screening and must be deposited in the checkrooms at those entrances. For the safety of visitors and the works of art, nothing may be carried into the Gallery on a visitor's back. Any bag or other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in some other manner must be left in the checkrooms. Items larger than 17 by 26 inches cannot be accepted by the Gallery or its checkrooms.
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National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
phone: (202) 842-6353
e-mail: [email protected]
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