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We’re improving our facilities and bringing new art installations to life. As a result, some of our galleries may be closed on any given day.

Want to see what’s on view? Explore our interactive map and exhibition schedule.

What’s happening?

Sections of our West Building's Main Floor galleries will close for six to eight months at a time through summer 2024. During that period, highlights will be moved to our Ground Floor galleries G37, G39, and G41.

We’re repairing stone on the outside of our West Building, replacing areas of our roof, and improving our National Mall entrance doors and southwest lawn. This work is happening in phases through summer 2024.

How do I find out what is closed now?

Scroll down to see a schedule of closures across our campus. This list is updated regularly.

How do I know if a work of art is on view?

  1. You can search for the name of an artist or title of work in the search bar in the upper right corner of our website.
  2. You can also Search the Collection.

Once you find the object you’re looking for, pull up the object page to see if the work is on view and where it’s located. You can even click on the location to pull up our interactive map, where you can see what else is on view in each gallery space and where the galleries are located. This information is updated daily.

Schedule of closures

National Mall entrance: The West Building entrance on Madison Drive is temporarily closed. Please enter at our 4th, 6th, or 7th Street entrances during this time. View map

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Works Location Dates
American Modern
East Building 
Ground Level
Galleries 106A-C, E
Reopens fall 2023
Closed for Philip Guston Now exhibition
13th- to 16th-Century Italian Paintings and Sculptures
Note: Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci will remain on view, in Main Floor Gallery 39.
West Building
Main Floor
Galleries 1-13
Through early 2024
16th-Century Italian, French, and Spanish Paintings, Sculptures, and Decorative Arts West Building
Main Floor
Galleries 17-28
Through early 2024


Partly closed

Works Location Dates
16th-Century Italian, French, and Spanish Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts West Building
Main Floor
Galleries 17-21
Closed through summer 2024 for renovations
17th- to 18th-Century Italian, Spanish, and French Paintings West Building
Main Floor
Galleries 30-32
Through early 2024


Upcoming closures

Works Location Dates
19th-Century French Paintings
West Building
Main Floor
Galleries 80-93
Early 2024 through summer 2024

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