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                Gallery Archives

                The Gallery Archives collects, preserves and makes available historical records relating to the history of the National Gallery of Art. Consult the Archives for information regarding all aspects of the museum's history and development including its exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly and educational programs, and the design and construction of the West and East Buildings and Sculpture Garden.


                Historical photograph of Jacqueline Kennedy at the exhibition, Tutankhamun Treasures

                Learn about archival collections

                Access to the Archives

                A tall shelf full of archival boxes

                Prepare for a research visit

                Finding Aids

                A historical photograph of visitors lined up to see a painting

                Consult detailed descriptions of collections

                Oral Histories

                Three men having a discussion in the East Building

                Find oral histories relating to the museum’s buildings and history

                Gallery History Timeline

                Conceptual drawing for the National Gallery of Art by John Russell Pope

                Explore a timeline of key events in the history of the Gallery

                Press Releases Archive

                Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the National Gallery of Art

                Search and study past press releases

                Calendar of Events Archive

                The cover of a 1948 calendar of events brochure

                Browse and download past calendar of events

                World War II

                Three U.S. service members reading at a table

                Read about National Gallery of Art research holdings relating to the conflict

                Special Projects

                A detail from the painting The Adoration of the Shepherds

                Learn about archival projects relating to the National Gallery of Art and its collections

                Gallery Archives
                Telephone: 202-842-6615
                Fax: 202-842-6948
                Email: [email protected]

                Mailing Address
                Gallery Archives
                National Gallery of Art
                2000B South Club Dr.
                Landover, MD 20785

                Research Room Location
                National Gallery of Art West Building
                6th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
                Washington, DC 20565