The National Gallery of Art
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is always free. Passes are not required. Bring the whole family to explore exhibitions currently on view and grab coffee beverages from the newly redesigned Garden Café. Viewing from home? Enjoy a variety of virtual programs, including our newest talks.
East Building is now Open
Our iconic, I. M. Pei–designed East Building reopened on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Enjoy our modern and contemporary works for the first time since February. Plus, you’ll find a brighter Atrium, a more accessible main entrance, a refurbished auditorium, and additional or updated restrooms on most floors.
Learn more and plan your visit
Daily Tours Return
Let us be your guide! Daily live tours are back. We’ll explore collection highlights spanning 500 years in our (Re)Discover the National Gallery of Art tour at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The American Stories tour at 1:00 p.m. examines different perspectives in art and evolving national identities from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Plus, school tours are back—available by request, in person and online.
THE ART OF LOOKING
Jan Pietersz Saenredam, after Hendrik Goltzius, Artist Painting a Nude Woman: Allegory of Visual Perception
Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required.
What can you learn from spending a whole hour with one work of art? Join us for an interactive, virtual conversation inspired by this engraving.
Artist Spotlight: László Moholy-Nagy
You may recognize this work from a recent Artle. Want to know more about Moholy-Nagy? Reema Ghazi, manager of interpretive media and resources, tells us about the Hungarian artist, who believed that art and technology could together shape a better future.
Monday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.
Meet at the East Building entrance.
No registration required.
Come play with us! Designed for our youngest visitors but open to all, we will read a book aloud in both Spanish and English.
NEW FILM SERIES
Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema
July 10–October 30, 2022
East Building Auditorium
Registration is required.
Adding to the experience of The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900, this series taps into the rich history of doubled forms in film with stories of twins, clones, alter egos, revenants, dream selves, and doppelgängers.
MAKE ART AT HOME
30-Minute Art-Making Challenges
Have 30 minutes? Make your own masterpiece inspired by our collection. Experiment with various media using 13 different prompts to guide your process. Create artwork that is uniquely yours.
Stream the National Gallery
Need something new to binge watch? Stream hundreds of videos on our YouTube channel. Start with this list of our favorites, or revisit classics like the life of Tintoretto narrated by Stanley Tucci and educational content for kids.
GALLERY SHOPS ONLINE
The Gallery Shops are online. Discover a variety of art-inspired items to bring joy and creativity to your home—from children’s activities to puzzles, picnic blankets to fine jewelry.
For more information on this museum, visit our National Gallery of Art page.
Program and Exhibit information provided by the National Gallery of Art.