National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
Constitution Ave NW
btwn 3rd & 7th Sts
Telephone
+1 202 737 4215
Getting there
Bus: Circulator
Metro: Archives
More information
www.nga.gov
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
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The staggering collection spans the Middle Ages to the present. The neoclassical west building showcases European art through the early 1900s; highlights include the Western Hemisphere's only da Vinci painting and a slew of impressionist and postimpressionist works. The IM Pei–designed east building displays modern art, with works by Picasso, Matisse, Pollock and a massive Calder mobile over the entrance lobby. Alas, it's closed (except for the lobby) until 2016 for renovations. A trippy underground walkway connects the two wings.