On Monday, July 20, select Ground Floor galleries in the West Building will reopen to visitors, including the temporary exhibitions Degas at the Opéra and True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870. 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.tice. All public events are canceled through Monday, September 7, 2020.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Free, Timed Passes *Now Available*: Timed passes, which are required for West Building entry, will be released each Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week. Passes for the week of July 20–26 are available now! Reserve them here.
- Face Coverings: All visitors ages 2 and up must wear face coverings.
- Social Distancing: 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.
- Credit Cards Only: Credit or debit cards are required to purchase food, beverages, or retail items. Cash will not be accepted.
- Enhanced Cleaning Measures in Place: The Gallery is conducting enhanced cleanings of high-touch areas. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the campus.
- Stay Home If You Are Sick or Have a Fever:Please reschedule your visit for another day.
The Sculpture Garden is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The East Building remains temporarily closed.
Please visit nga.gov/reopening for more details and to plan your visit.
And whether or not you’re able to visit in person, stay engaged at home with the virtual events below!
At Home Programs
HE DAYS ARE LONG, BUT THE CENTURIES ARE SHORT
Alexandra Libby, assistant curator of northern baroque paintings, relates her observations as a mother to the poignant tension between childhood and the longing to grow up captured in Judith Leyster’s Young Boy in Profile (c. 1630).
REVISIT BLACK OPERA AS ARCHITECTURE
On June 30, we premiered a conversation between Kimberly Drew, Alicia Hall Moran, and Imani Uzuri about opera as the architecture for Black cultural production. They explored the medium as historically unapologetic, dramatic, and bold, asserting its potential to set a precedent for all artists.
Watch or listen to the program anytime at nga.gov.
ARTISTS’ VOICES ON RESILIENCE AND INSPIRATION
Gallery staff curate lessons from artists’ talks that remind us of the richness and resilience of human expression. Revisit insights from Carrie Mae Weems, Richard Mosse, Kwame Alexander, and Elizabeth Alexander on topics such as creativity, beauty, and triumph.
SAVING THE FILMMAKING ARTS:
SUMMER FILM SERIES CONTINUES
Each Wednesday this summer, the Gallery is sharing an unusual film on its website, free of charge, for one week. Saving the Filmmaking Arts—a series that includes ciné-concerts, new restorations, classic art cinema, exceptional documentaries, and some surprises.
Watch on nga.gov
For more information on this museum, visit our National Gallery of Art page.
Program and Exhibit information provided by the National Gallery of Art.