THE GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
On Saturday, November 21, the Gallery temporarily closed to the public out of an abundance of caution and in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the nation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will notify you as soon as we can reopen safely.
While the Gallery is temporarily closed to the public, we will continue to do our very best to offer opportunities to connect with art from home—through new perspectives shared on our website, our social media channels, this weekly newsletter, and our online programs.
SCULPTURE GARDEN NOW OPEN
The National Gallery Sculpture Garden and Pavilion Café are now open, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily! Capacity is limited, and entry is first-come, first-served (no passes required).
Learn more and 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
THE ART OF LOOKING
Celebrate the new season by taking an hour to dive into Albrecht Dürer’s Tuft of Cowslips (1526). No art or art history background is required to attend this weekly, interactive study for ages 18 and up.
Friday, April 2, 1:00 p.m.
Collage Workshop with Oge Mora, award-winning artist and storyteller
Experiment with collage techniques and transform scrap paper into art during a special all-ages collage workshop with artist and storyteller Oge Mora. Mora has gotten great reviews from the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe—and she recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the arts and style category.
Sunday, April 11, 1:00 p.m.
Thank You, Omu!
Fall in love with a heartwarming story of sharing and community. Oge Mora’s debut picture book received a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Meet the author-illustrator at our all-ages virtual collage workshop on April 11.
VIRTUAL FILM PROGRAM
Witness the ups and downs of mass travel and tourism through a series of striking visual vignettes. Some are staged or narrated, while most are simply observed over a period of time.
ONLINE EDUCATOR MEET-UP
Connecting Art, Social-Emotional Learning, and Poetry: Finding Our Voices
April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by joining other educators to explore supporting student voice and expression using art. Special guest teacher Tondra Odom will share her practice and give examples from her classroom.
Thursday, April 8, 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Immerse yourself in Theresa Bernstein’s depiction of the library as a public space—and notice subtle gender differences—in this piece from Liz Diament, manager of school and adult tours and docent programs.
ONLINE SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS
Deadline Extended to Monday, April 5
Discover the power of teaching with art during the National Gallery’s weeklong summer institute. Join us for small learning groups, teaching-artist workshops, live webinar sessions, online social events, and self-paced components. We welcome educators of all grade levels and subjects.
July 12–16, 2021
Apply by Monday, April 5.
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. Tours serve students in grades pre-K through 12, now through June 4.
Pandemic Teaching Resources
Discover new activities and resources specifically designed to help educators support students’ emotional wellness and classroom engagement during the pandemic.
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.