*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
National Gallery of Art
This OLLI Outing is prompted by the East Building’s spectacular face lift. However, you are welcome to spend the day with the old masters in the West Building or take a stroll on the Mall. There is no entry fee for the National Gallery and lunch is on your own–there are restaurants to suit every taste.
The National Gallery of Art, including its attached Sculpture Garden, is a monumental presence on the National Mall. The museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. Andrew Mellon donated a substantial art collection and funds for construction. The Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile created by Alexander Calder.
The East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art are recognized as great works of architecture and are considered national treasures. The I.M. Pei-designed East Building opened in 1978, but was just reopened on September 30, 2016 after being closed for 3 years for the renovation of existing galleries, construction of new galleries, and a roof terrace. More than 12,250 square feet of public space were added and the configuration for the permanent collection of modern art is completely new. We invite you to wear comfortable shoes and have a great day!
Bus departures and arrivals:
Staunton – Walmart Parking Lot
Depart: 7:15 a.m. and Return: 6:30 p.m.
Charlottesville – Fashion Square Mall, Sears Automotive Lot
Depart: 8:10 a.m. and Return 5:30 p.m.
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