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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). Mellon was a financier and art collector from Pittsburgh who came to Washington in 1921 to serve as secretary of the treasury. During his years of public service he came to believe that the United States should have a national art museum equal to those of other great nations.

In 1936 Mellon wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt offering to donate his superb art collection for a new museum and to use his own funds to construct a building for its use. With the president’s support, Congress accepted Mellon’s gift, which included a sizable endowment, and established the National Gallery of Art in March 1937. Construction began that year at a site on the National Mall along Constitution Avenue between Fourth and Seventh Street NW, near the foot of Capitol Hill.

Source: nga.gov
6th & Constitution
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Portrait of a gentleman in a high hat and gloves
1
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1658, 99.5×82.5 cm
Claude Monet. Woman with a parasol (Camille Monet and son Jean)
172
Claude Monet
1875, 100×81 cm
Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto. Summer
1
Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto
1548, 105.7×193 cm
Gustav Klimt. Baby
26
Gustav Klimt
1917, 110×110 cm
Hieronymus Bosch. The death of the miser
21
Hieronymus Bosch
1490-th , 92.6×30.8 cm
Edgar Degas. Little fourteen year old dancer
3
Edgar Degas
1881, 98.9×35 cm
Mary Cassatt. Little girl in a blue armchair
16
Mary Cassatt
1878, 89.5×129.8 cm
Andrew Wyeth. The wind from the sea
48
Andrew Wyeth
1947, 47×70 cm
Pieter Bruegel The Elder. The temptation of St. Anthony
1
Pieter Bruegel The Elder
1558, 58.7×85.7 cm
Mary Cassatt. Children playing on the beach
1
Mary Cassatt
1884, 97.6×74.2 cm
Pierre Bonnard. Palma
9
Pierre Bonnard
1926, 147×114.3 cm
Edvard Munch. Male head in female hair
3
Edvard Munch
1896, 55.9×38.8 cm
Jan van Eyck. The Annunciation
12
Jan van Eyck
1436, 90×34 cm
Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Regatta near Argentea
10
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1874, 32.4×45.7 cm
Jan Vermeer. Woman with scales
19
Jan Vermeer
1663, 40.3×35.6 cm
Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin. House of cards
4
Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin
1737, 82.2×66 cm
Alfred Sisley. Flood at Port Marly
28
Alfred Sisley
1872, 46.4×61 cm
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The Circumcision Of Christ
7
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1661, 56.5×75 cm
Hieronymus Bosch. The death of the miser. Fragment
4
Hieronymus Bosch
1494
Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Woman with a cat
8
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1875, 56×46.4 cm
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