The National Gallery of Art’s 6-acre garden is studded with whimsical sculptures such as Roy Lichtenstein’s House (1974), a giant Claes Oldenburg typewriter eraser (1998) and Roxy Paine's Graft (2008–09), a stainless steel tree. They are scattered around a fountain – a great place to dip your feet in summer. From mid-November to mid-March the fountain is transformed into an ice rink, and the garden stays open a bit later. The garden's Pavilion Cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch stop.
From May to August, the garden hosts free evening jazz concerts on Fridays between 5pm and 8:30pm.