"The National Gallery of Art" National Gallery of Art Tip by JetlagCity

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.: 84 reviews and 236 photos

  pyramids between the East & West wings
by JetlagCity
 
 

The National Gallery of Art is actually two buildings full of great Western art, including a couple of the precious few Vermeers in existence. The great Spanish, Dutch, French, and Italian painters are all represented here. Plus it features temporary exhibits from all over the world.

I saw my first Calder mobile in the atrium of the East wing, a space which was a joy to be in. It was all a huge treat for me, coming from Boise, ID at the time, and not having seen many great works of art in person yet. The glass pyramids in the picture serve as skylights for the underground portion of the museum, and were designed by I.M. Pei.

Address: 3rd & 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue,
Phone: (202) 737-4215
Website: http://www.nga.gov/

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2004
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