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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

The 2015-2016 ice-skating season begins November 14 and continues through March 13, weather permitting. Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others.


Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


Valeria Riccardo

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The rating is an average between the rest of the family and me. I quite liked it. It's huge and you get picture blind. A few cool French impressionists were nice to see up close. Good place to get an idea of "classic" American painters, which I am less familiar with. The modern side is laid out better, some impressive pieces, though sometimes I wonder who really did it: you get the name of the artist, but the work is more craftsmanship than idea, they should note the blacksmith etc who actually made these ideas reality.

Kari Wendel

Saturday, July 7, 2018
I had no idea it was free to get in! I used one of the 'hop on, hop off' tour trolleys to get here. It is a beautiful building with a fountain inside on the second floor. When I was there, they were having a Cezanne exhibit. There was room after room after room of Cezannes and other master Impressionist paintings. I was not able to see them all. It was incredible. If I'm able to go back, I would take time to spend a day here.

Shatark Bajpai

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
It's free! Great collection of European and American arts. You can find Monet paintings, lots of marble statues, modern and contemporary art. It's good idea to grab a map because Gallery is very big. You can click photographs but all galleries are not open for it so be careful, security guards are there to guide. If you are an art lover then must visit.

Eric Salas

Thursday, June 14, 2018
There is so much to see inside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which in my opinion, rivals what I’ve seen in the Louvre Museum in France. I am an art lover, so I do not mind spending hours admiring impressionists and their use of color and light and gazing at the great pieces of art. The museum is huge with collections of European and American arts. And because there is no entrance fee, you don’t feel compelled to see it all at once. Come back as often as you want. One more thing, once you enter the building, get a map before you wander around. You don’t want to miss something you’re dying to see. The photos you see below are just few of the hundreds of exhibits on display. Some galleries didn’t allow photography inside, so my shots were limited. Enjoy.

Katherine L

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Head in through the west entrance and hang a left to check out the Dutch Masters. Breathe in the atrium air, heavy with the fragrance of plants and flowers. Head to the right to see the Impressionists. Duck downstairs to check out the starry walkway between the east and west wings. Spend some $$$ at the cafe for a a treat. Just the perfect place for some artful ambiance, good people watching, and relaxing.

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