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Welcome Back!

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We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Gallery of Art! The well-being of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and we have adjusted our visitor experience to meet new health and safety guidelines.

Current Hours and Locations

Sculpture Garden
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

Located along Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW
The entrance will be at 7th Street and Madison Drive NW.

The East and West Buildings are currently closed to the public.

Visitor Guidelines

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Face Covering Required

All visitors ages 2 and up must wear face coverings.

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Practice Social Distancing

Please practice social distancing during your visit by staying at least 6 feet from anyone not in your household group. Groups should remain together. Children must stay with adults at all times.

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Credit Cards Only

Only use credit or debit cards for food or beverage purchases. Cash will not be accepted.

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Enhanced Cleaning Measures In Place

The Gallery’s food service operator will conduct enhanced cleanings of dining furniture. (Other communal outdoor seating is not included in the enhanced cleaning routine; please use at your discretion.)

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Stay Home If You Are Sick or Have a Fever

  • Visitor capacity will be limited to allow social distancing, and entrance will be first come, first served. In the event of a queue, social distancing visual aids will be provided.
  • The drinking fountains in the Sculpture Garden will be turned off, but visitors may bring bottled water.
  • Alcoholic beverages brought from outside are prohibited and are subject to confiscation.
  • Picnics will be permitted.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, please do not touch the art.
  • Do not use skates and skateboards or ride bicycles in the Sculpture Garden. (Walk beside your bicycle or secure it at one of the hitching posts located near the Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive entrances.)
  • Only service animals are allowed.

The National Gallery of Art has implemented enhanced health and safety measures. Please follow all posted instructions during your visit. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols.

Plan Your Visit to the Sculpture Garden

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For the latest information about revised visitor policies and our phased reopening of the museum, please visit this site regularly, sign up for the Gallery’s newsletter, and follow us on social media.