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Self-Guided Tours

Explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use audio, video or print guides.

Looking for a guided tour? Offered daily, free docent-led tours and gallery talks explore highlights of the Gallery's permanent collection and current exhibitions.

Audio Tours
Connect to the Gallery's free Wi-Fi and listen to these tours on your mobile device during your visit.

East Building Tour

This tour explores a wide range of work from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day through the voices of several National Gallery curators, artists, and building architect I.M. Pei.

Verbal Description Tour: East Building

This tour offers vivid descriptions of specific works on view in the East Building. Though designed for people with vision loss, this tour is a useful tool for guided looking for all visitors.

Borrow a free audio player from the Information Desk in either the East or West Building or download the free Your Art app for iOS and Android to access these tours.

Director's Audio Tour
Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art

Director Earl A. Powell III and Gallery curators explore more than 130 works by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, and others, along with information on acquisition, history, and conservation. 

Director's Audio Tour
Featured Selections

Discover 26 works from the Gallery’s collection, plus an introduction from National Gallery of Art Director Earl A. Powell III. This tour is available in Español, Français, Pусский, 中文, and 日本語.

Family Audio Tour
West Building Highlights

This tour offers children and their adult companions an opportunity to get "up close and personal" with more than 45 of the world's greatest paintings. Move at your own pace and choose from a list of works by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Winslow Homer.

Made possible through the generous support of MSST Foundation.

Video Tours
The Gallery's American Sign Language (ASL) Video Tours feature select works of art from the permanent collection.

ASL Video Tour
West Building Collection Highlights

Discover 26 essential works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art through a video tour conducted in ASL. 

ASL Video Tour
East Building Collection Highlights

Discover 35 essential works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art through a video tour conducted in ASL.

Printed Guides
Guides are available at all Gallery Information Desks.

East Building Guide

Explore 12,250 square feet of new exhibition space in the recently renovated East Building, which houses the Gallery’s growing collection of modern and contemporary art.

Sculpture Garden Tour

The Gallery's 6.1 acre Sculpture Garden, designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin, presents a beautiful outdoor setting in which to enjoy works of modern sculpture.

Collection Highlights
West Building, Main Floor

This short tour offers an overview of collection highlights from the Main Floor of the West Building.

Collection Highlights
West Building. Ground Floor

This short tour offers an overview of collection highlights from the Ground Floor of the West Building.

Collection Highlights
Kaufman Collection, West Building, Ground Floor

This short tour highlights eleven items from the promised gift of the Kaufman collection of American decorative arts.

Public Wi-Fi

The Gallery offers free Wi-Fi, accessible by selecting the “NGA_Public_WiFi” network. Review the Gallery's Wi-Fi policy here.

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