For the Small Group National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden Tour tour, meet your guide at the main entrance of National Gallery of Art, which boasts one of the country’s largest collections of Western art and sculpture. Found in 1941, the museum was started with a collection of 141 artworks and has grown to house more than 100,000 objects, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present.
The gallery is divided into two buildings – the West and the East buildings. The West wing is home to the majority of permanent collection and showcases the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters like Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Goya and Raphael among others. It also holds a brilliant range of 19th century paintings by masters like Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Reynolds et al.The modern architecture of East wing gives a clear idea of the artworks displayed in this part of the gallery, but is currently closed. Your English speaking guide will ensure that you get acquainted with the artworks and the artists behind it.You will get interesting scoop about tortured artists and art-world scandal from your guide in this intimate group tour.
This exclusive tour also includes a visit to the Sculpture Garden outside the museum containing incredible works of outdoor art surrounded by a circular fountain that's used as an ice rink during winters. Your guide will walk you through the unusual works of Barry Flanagan, who modeled a rabbit as his take on Rodin’s The Thinker and Louise Bourgeois’s huge Spider among other works.
Your tour ends in front of the Cascade Waterfall located in the Concourse area on the Ground Floor in front of the Cascade Café.