National Gallery of Art: Sculpture Garden

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by kwasiak on February 10, 2008

The Sculpture Garden is located on Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW. The garden is open 10am to 5pm Mondays through Saturdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays.

The garden contains walking paths to stroll along and enjoy the different sculptures in the garden. There is a total of 17 sculptures here, although occasionally one or more is off display for refurbishment or on loan. The sculptures vary in style from the Cluster of Four Cubes that has revolving cube to the Parisian Metro entrance sculpture. One of my favorites is the House sculpture that can appear flat, coming towards you, or going away from you depending on the angle you look at it. Another fun sculpture is the Six-Part Seating, which is the only sculpture you can touch and you are in fact encouraged to sit on these chairs.

In the summer the center of the garden is a fountain, but in the winter this is turned into an ice skating rink. The rink hours are 10am to 9pm Mondays through Thursdays, 10am to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am to 9pm on Sundays.

In the garden there is the Pavilion Café where you can sit inside or outside and enjoy a meal or snack. This is a great place to enjoy when the weather is nice and you are tired of being indoors at the National Gallery of Art.
National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20565
(202) 737-4215

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