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National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

Adjacent to the National Gallery, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-289-3360
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Adjacent to the National Gallery, Washington DC, DC
Adjacent to the National Gallery, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-289-3360
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Want to take a break from the museums and enjoy some lovely artwork outside? Adjacent to the National Art Gallery, facing the Mall, is a relatively small sculpture garden/park, which, in addition to showcasing a collection of modern art, currently features an ice skating rink....More

Thank wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This outdoor offshoot of the National Gallery of Art features a small but diverse selection of open-air installations and makes for a nice stroll on a sunny day. The biggest name represented here is probably Roy Lichtenstein, but my favourite piece is Roxy Paine's "Graft".

Thank phutty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum and enjoyed every inch of it! To be able to see artwork we had only seen in pictures was amazing. I spent the early part of the day making my way to the Van Gogh room. It was well worth the...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through here between museums. Even though temperatures were frigid it was still delightful. The whimsical sculptures are worth taking a few minutes to delight in. The silver tree was a particularly interesting one.

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We have a huge sculpture garden in Minneapolis so I was a little surprised that this was quite small, but overall it had a very nice variety of art. I did very much enjoy my visit here!

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Loved the sculpture garden. Very interesting art installations. Calm lovely garden. The ice skating rink was open so it was lovely watching people enjoying the garden ice and fresh winter day

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The sculpture garden is surrounded by lush trees and has a large pool and fountain in the middle. It was a refreshing break on a warm day in DC. The sculptures are scattered around the grounds, and the trees, shrubs, and flowers provide a nice...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It's not massive, by any means, but there are some neat sculptures and the like (I'm horrible at describing art). Also, it's free, so it's kind of a no-brainer if you're in the area anyway. If you've ever been to the Pepsi Headquarters in Purchase,...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It's a nice little park adjacent to the national mall filled with some interesting works of art. You could probably walk through in ten minutes on your way from one museum to another.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Part of the park is being rebuilt, so it's a bit difficult to get close to some of the structures. Probably best to avoid until the work is completed.

Thank sycha
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14 June 2016|
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Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
The garden is wheelchair accessible. The paths are fairly smooth, and should not be an issue. If I recall correctly, the cafe on the west side of the garden requires a different entrance for wheelchairs.