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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.


Learn about archival collections

Access to the Archives

Prepare for a research visit

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

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

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

Research Room Location
National Gallery of Art West Building
6th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20565