National Gallery of Art - West Building

Art Museum
Constitution Ave NW (at Madison Dr NW)
Washington, DC 20565
(202) 737-4215
Monday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Salvador Dali's "Last Supper" with a blonde semi-transparent Jesus-- a rare work, even for the NGA.
  • Find the East Tower room and sit in front of Rothko's black paintings.
  • The columned rotunda. Enjoy the fountain and the foliage, which changes seasonally. Stressed? Take your thoughts there and empty your head, or take your notebook there and write.
  • Go take a picture by the fountain with the angels
  • Vermeer's "Woman Holding a Balance": The composition is exquisite. West Main Floor Gallery 50A
  • Prior to erection of West Bldg in 1941, this was site of Sixth Street station of B&P Railroad. On 7/2/1881, 20th US President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau here. Full history here<LINK>
  • Participate in concerts they have on Sundays, 6.30pm, come in advance to take a place. Around you are greens and flowers. Awesome
  • Exhibitions in the past have been comparable to visiting Venice or Rome itself, or at least a grand substitute. Spend a day dedicated to culuture and learning at the National Gallery of Art.
  • As an art lover be sure to allow for a nice walk through. Gelato between the East and West Galleries is the best!
  • OMG Im in love with this museum. The art collection here is a must see. The building also is so well designed for its purpose.
  • Great building and exhibition.
  • Fantastic museum. Free to the public. Lots of oils, water colors and sculptures from lots of the Masters.Great collection in beautiful setting. Can be a maze so definitely take a map or the audio tour
  • Especially love west wing, where 2 sisters' eyes follow you across the room.
  • Find more than 116,000 painting, drawings, photographs, sculture and decorative art pieces at National Gallery of Art. Check nga.gov for current exhibitions. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Don't miss the Degas Dancers or the only DaVinci in the US & the only 2 sided DaVinci. (see image)
  • Built in 1941 using the designs o architects John Russell Pope and Eggers & Higgins.
  • Don't miss climbing up the East Building Tower Gallery for a view of The Mall and art by Picasso, Matisse and Rothko. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • If you bring a bag make sure it only hangs on one shoulder. Or else you have to check it in
  • The Chester Dale collection is worth the trip.
  • The Chester Dale Collection is showing through July 31. Dying to see it.

Nearby places

Constitution Ave NW (4th St. NW)
655 Jefferson Drive SW
Constitution Ave NW (at 7th St NW)