National Gallery of Art Tour

What to expect
  • Explore the National Gallery of Art and see the masterpieces from the legendary artists
  • Enjoy listening to a guide who will give you unique insight into the area and the art
  • Hear your guide discuss the development of major genres like still-life, portraiture, and landscape
  • Wander around the sculpture garden and explore on your own the home to many famous works
Get the most out of your visit to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC with this small-group tour guided by an art historian. See the highlights of the West Building, including masterpieces from artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Walk through an underground light sculpture installation, and stroll around the Sculpture Garden that includes works by Joan Miró and Roy Lichtenstein. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

Your small-group tour begins on the steps of the neoclassical-style National Gallery of Art building. Take photos and listen as your guide gives you a brief introduction to the many landmarks of the National Mall and the history of the National Gallery of Art, which was established in 1937 largely due to artistic and monetary gifts by financier Andrew Mellon.

Follow your guide into the museum's West Building, which houses pieces ranging from medieval European works to 19th-century American paintings. Through your individual headset, hear your guide talk about the development of major genres such as still-life, portraiture and landscape. Admire paintings by legends including Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Your guide ensures that you see the most important artworks and understand their significance.

In addition to exploring the French, Italian, Dutch and Impressionist sections of the West Building, marvel at the moving walkway art installation in the tunnel between the West and East buildings — a complex, computer-programmed light sculpture by artist Leo Villareal named Multiverse.

Finally, wander around the 6-acre (2-hectare) Sculpture Garden, which features pieces by famous 20th-century American and European artists such as Mark di Suvero, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt and Joan Miró. Your 2.5-hour tour concludes in the Sculpture Garden, where you can continue to explore on your own.
Key Highlights
Price $85.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
There are no refunds; all sales final.

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