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Calendar of Events Archive

Since 1941, the National Gallery of Art has regularly distributed free listings, advertisements, and calendars of events to the public about ongoing and upcoming Gallery events and activities. Visitors can learn about exhibition openings and closings, lectures, tours, film screenings, and other public programs during a given time period. These publications have varied in style and format over the years. Click an image below to view a slideshow of some examples.

The Gallery Archives maintains and preserves the record copies of these publications. A complete set from 1941 to 2017 is available online to browse and download. Files are in PDF format and range from 1MB to 38MB in size. Scroll down to browse by decade and year or click the line of dots below to navigate to a specific year.

For information about current Gallery events and programs, please click here.

1941–1949
1950–1959
1960–1969
1970–1979
1980–1989
1990–1999
2000–2009