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Gallery Archives

The Gallery Archives collects, preserves and makes available historical records relating to the history of the National Gallery of Art.  Consult the Archives for information regarding all aspects of the museum's history and development including its exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly and educational programs, and the design and construction of the West and East Buildings and Sculpture Garden.

What’s in the Archives?


Learn about archival collections

Conducting Research


Prepare for a research visit

Copyright and Publication


Be informed about requirements

Finding Aids


Consult detailed descriptions of collections

Oral Histories


Find oral histories relating to the museum’s buildings and history

Gallery History Timeline


Explore a timeline of key events in the history of the Gallery

Press Releases Archive


Search and study past press releases

Calendar of Events Archive


Browse and download past calendar of events

World War II


Read about National Gallery of Art research holdings relating to the conflict

Special Projects


Learn about archival projects relating to the National Gallery of Art and its collections

Contact Us

Gallery Archives
Telephone: 202-842-6615
Fax: 202-842-6948
E-Mail: [email protected]

Mailing Address
Gallery Archives
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

Research Room Location
National Gallery of Art West Building
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565