Where is National Gallery of Art?
The National Gallery of Art is an art museum located right on the National Mall. The Museum consists of two parts of the building connected by a Tunnel. By the way, Admission is free.
Portal National Gallery of Art
The Museum was created in 1937 on behalf of the Congress and supported by Andrew Mellon, who donated his art collection. Other donors were Paul Mellon, Lessing J Rosenwald, Samuel Henry Kress and others.the West Building opened in 1941, it is built in neoclassical style, like many buildings in Washington. The East Building, also very geometrically built, was designed by The Architect Ieoh Ming Pei and opened in 1978. In 1999, the Ensemble was supplemented by the adjacent sculpture garden. The NGA is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.
The works on display at the National Gallery of art are paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures and show the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present day. The collection contains the only works of Leonardo da Vinci on the American continent. The West building houses the works of great European artists from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century and American artists to the early 20th century. In the East building you will find mainly modern and contemporary art, with works by Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Andy Warhol, and changing exhibitions.
Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
Tickets: free · nga.gov
President: Mitchell Rales
Director: Kaywin Feldman
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