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National Gallery of Art

Welcome to the National Gallery of Art! If you are a first time visitor, Washington tourist, or just taking your lunch break to look at the exhibits, you are sure to enjoy the diverse art offered by this institute.

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The entrance to the National Gallery of Art. The weather was slightly too hot to sit and eat a bag lunch, but would have been a lovely spot to enjoy a bag lunch or a hot dog in the spring or fall.

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The front atrium of the museum houses a large bronze fountain of the greek god Mars. Children on field trips use this central location to gather before their designated tours.

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A group of students take a break in front of Henry Moore's bronze work Knife Edge Mirror Two Pieces

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The older West Building (opened 1941) is based on foursquare, right-angled forms, while the newer structure interlocks complex, shifting triangular shapes. These shapes are located between the walkway that divide the East and the West Buildings of the Gallery.

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Through July 25, 2004 the National Gallery has a special exhibit on the Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya. This is a picture of the Mayan temples at Palenque, Mexico

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Roy Lichtenstein's Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983

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Meadow by Alfred Sisley (French Impressionism located in the permanent collection)

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Mary Cassatt's Girl in Straw Hat (American Impressionism)

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Salem Cove by Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American) painted in 1916 *

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Martin Johnson Heade (American): Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth

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Breezing Up (A Fair Wind): Winslow Homer painted in 1876

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Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks (American) 1834

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Willian Stanley Haseltine: Natural Arch at Capri, painted in 1871

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While viewing the galleries, one can find art easels throughout the National Gallery of Art. Modern artists find inspiration from past paintings such as this one of Miss Beatrix Lister orginially by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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The Baptism of Christ painted by the Master of the Saint Bartholmew Altar. This Italian Gothic Painting shows the groundwork for the Rennaisance Era that would follow immediately after the Gothic period.

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