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Welcome Back to the West Building

The West Building, Ground Floor galleries are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free, timed passes are required and released every Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week. The Sculpture Garden remains open, with limitations.

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Picnic in the Garden

Take in the natural beauty of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden with freshly made food and a variety of drinks from the Pavilion Café, available onsite or to go.

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Welcome Back!

Reserve your Free, Timed Pass

To facilitate a safe experience for those returning to our campus, the Gallery will require free, timed passes for entry into the West Building. Passes will be released each Monday at 10:00 a.m.


Explore What's on View

Explore the works currently on view in the West Building Ground Floor galleries, a showcase 19th- and 20th-century sculpture; medieval, Renaissance, and baroque sculpture and decorative arts; a selection of impressionist still life paintings.

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Virtual Programs


John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art

Tribute to David C. Driskell

Join us for live virtual events honoring the legacy of David C. Driskell (1931–2020), one of the world's leading authorities on African American art, who passed away on April 1. An artist conversation and Writing Salons will be held September 12–17.

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Wondrous Boccaccio

Taking a cue from Boccaccio, filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani reimagine the medieval master's The Decameron with young actors conjuring colorful tales, while sheltering in place during the plague.

Watch online through September 15

Virtual Exhibitions

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Custom Prints of Your Favorite Works of Art

Design your own reproduction from a wide range of images from the Gallery’s permanent collection and from special exhibitions. Prints can be customized with different formats, sizes, and frames. 


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