The National Gallery of Art is Open!
As of July 12, you no longer need passes to visit the National Gallery, and our daily hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to explore two exhibitions currently on view and grab coffee beverages from the newly redesigned Garden Café or our three other dining locations. Pick up a sketchbook from any information desk as part of our month long Sketching Is Seeing initiative. Beating the heat at home? Enjoy a variety of virtual programs, including our newest talks.
NOW ON VIEW
Christopher Wool’s Untitled (2017)
Now in the Sculpture Garden
Given to the National Gallery by artist Christopher Wool in honor of his parents, this major sculpture by Wool was installed in the Sculpture Garden on June 29. The work’s serpentine lines are inspired by tangles of old fencing and hay baling wire that he finds on his property in Marfa, Texas.
ART OF LOOKING
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Two Women at a Window
Friday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
Come face to face with Murillo’s famous yet mysterious painting. Bring your curiosity and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas.
New Series of 30-Minute Talks
Every Monday live from 1:00 – 1:30 on Zoom
Our new series of short, relaxed talks features staff from across the National Gallery. Up first, research and programs librarian Anne Simmons shares a work of art that she donated to the National Gallery. Inviting curiosity and thoughtful questions, these talks are the perfect Monday pick-me-up.
Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
Streaming September 8 -14
Jazz is the truly American dance and music form. Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance features the voices and experiences of multigenerational choreographers and dancers who know that contemporary dance continues to evolve from African-inspired traditions.
One Day Pia Asked
Streaming September 15-21
One Day Pina Asked…, by renowned director Chantal Akerman, is unlike any other film on dance or choreography. Honoring fleeting impressions by performers both on and off the stage, the work records five weeks of rehearsals and performances by Pina Bausch’s Wuppertal dance-theater troupe on the cusp of a European tour.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOURS NOW AVAILABLE
Customize an engaging and interactive experience for your class with our free virtual school tours. During a 30, 45, or 60 minute tour, students will explore and compare diverse works from our collection and have a chance to make art of their own. Requests for fall virtual tours (October 4 – December 4) will be accepted from August 2 – November 5, 2021.
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.