The National Gallery of Art is an American Treasure

The National Gallery of Art is a museum for everybody to enjoy whether you want to be indoors to beat the summer heat or outside to see the sculpture garden. The day I visited was hot, or as they say “in the double 90s, ninety degrees Fahrenheit and 90% humidity.

Located just a few blocks from the Capitol building on the mall is really a collection of buildings itself that spills out to the sculpture garden with a gigantic fountain and lots of large scale sculptures with gardens all around, even a cafe. I liked the whole place and would return anytime because there is so much to enjoy and they change the exhibits. Like most other large museums the art on display is only a fraction of the entire collection plus they participate in noteworthy traveling exhibits.

There are organized family activities and special programs for kids but we found just walking around, taking it all in was a delight. Did my description of the hot weather scare you? In winter they have ice skating in the sculpture garden.

Easy on the wallet, admission is free to everyone and open almost everyday of the year. The visiting hours are: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Other Museum Links of Interest

The Gallery National Art Virtual Museum Tours
These online tours are a great way to visit the great museum anytime.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
This small but excellent museum hosts fine art exhibits and private parties.

The National Gallery of Art
An American treasure for all to enjoy for free on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Links to More Museums
World Famous Paintings & Museums
These museums have world famous paintings by artists like Cezanne, Matisse, Caravaggio, and Picasso.

To check out artwork by Doug Dourgarian and see more links for his art click here.

To leave National Gallery of Art and see more links for art galleries, click here for the links found at the bottom of online art gallery Home Page.