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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
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6th & Constitution, Washington, D. C.
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Anthony van Dyck. Katherine Howard, lady d ' Aubigny
3
Anthony van Dyck
1638, 106.7×85.4 cm
Claude Monet. Woman with a parasol (Camille Monet and son Jean)
189
Claude Monet
1875, 100×81 cm
Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto. Summer
1
Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto
1548, 105.7×193 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
Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait of Chaim Soutine seated at a table
4
Amedeo Modigliani
1917, 91.7×59.7 cm
Camille Corot. Wil d'avre
11
Camille Corot
1867, 49.3×65.5 cm
Amedeo Modigliani. Portrait Of Leon Bakst
3
Amedeo Modigliani
1917, 55.3×33 cm
Jean Honore Fragonard. Reading girl
31
Jean Honore Fragonard
1770-th , 64.8×81.1 cm
Pieter Bruegel The Elder. The temptation of St. Anthony
1
Pieter Bruegel The Elder
1558, 58.7×85.7 cm
Joan Miro. Farm
9
Joan Miro
1922, 132×147 cm
Jacques-Louis David. Napoleon Bonaparte in the office of the Tuileries
13
Jacques-Louis David
1812, 203.9×125.1 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
Maurits Cornelis Escher. Reptiles
13
Maurits Cornelis Escher
1943, 33.4×38.7 cm
Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin. House of cards
4
Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin
1737, 82.2×66 cm
Vincent van Gogh. La Mousmé
8
Vincent van Gogh
July 1888, 74×60 cm
Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Woman with a cat
8
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1875, 56×46.4 cm
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Portrait of a lady with a fan of ostrich feathers
12
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1658, 99.5×83 cm
John Constable. Wivenhoe Park, Essex
5
John Constable
1816, 56.1×101.2 cm
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