"Bring your culture hat" National Gallery of Art Tip by mattreider
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.: 84 reviews and 236 photos
With the wide expanse of colleges in the city, it still never cease to amaze me how many young, slender artists spend the day in the two large sculpture rooms that lead away from the domed center of the National Gallery of Art. America's great relationship with Europe and her history ensure that the National Gallery is full of those same masters you find in other great cities.
To take a break from the framed madness, there are also two gardens, complete with fountains and easy chairs for your enjoyment. One of my favorite rooms in the main National Gallery building is the immediate right after the front entrance- where anyone can sit in an overstuffed leather chair against an oversized executive desk and gaze into the portraits of National Gallery Curators through time.
Introductory tours to the collection run Monday to Friday at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. from the rotunda. Special tours, with a different subject every week run Tuesday to Sunday, also from the rotunda. Free Sunday concerts (except summer) are held at 7 p.m. with tickets being distriduted at 4 p.m. in the West Building Art Information Room; first-come seating to ticket holders at 6 p.m. You can also make up your own tour via computers to the left of the main entrance.
Address: 3rd & 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue,
Phone: (202) 737-4215
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