National Gallery of Art

Founded and endowed in 1937 by Andrew W. Mellon, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., focuses on the major schools of American and European art from the 12th through the 20th century.  Of particular interest is the original collection of 21 masterpieces originally owned by Catherine II of Russia, purchased by Mellon in the early 1930s.   Within this collection are works of Jan van Eyck, Titian, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci.   The Museum is compilation of  the Andrew W. Mellon Collection, the Widener Collection, the Samuel H. Kress Collection, the Chester Dale Collection, and the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of prints, and is constantly growing.

The National Gallery of Art, West Building is located at 6th St and Constitution Ave ;  East Building, 4th St and Constitution Ave NW.

Weekdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • National Gallery of Art
  • West Building, 6th St and Constitution Ave NW, East Building, 4th St and Constitution Ave NW
  • Washington, DC 20565-0001
  • (202)737-4215
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