National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden*The National Gallery Sculpture Garden occupies 6 acres on the National Mall, along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W.  Sculptures displayed include Claes Oldenburg’s Typewriter Eraser, Scale X (model 1998, fabricated 1999), and Joan Miró’s Personnage Gothique, Oiseau-Eclair (1974, cast 1977), as well as new acquisitions.  The central fountain serves as an ice rink in winter.  The Pavilion Café offers year-round café service, along with indoor seating.

National Gallery Sculpture Garden Hours

Mid-November through mid-March
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Mid-March through mid-November
Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Ice Rink Hours – Mid-November through mid-March
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

National Gallery Sculpture Garden photos on Flickr – click here.

In the summer, Free Jazz Concerts in the Sculpture Garden are very, very popular.  Short video about it here!

National Gallery Sculpture Garden by Month


Photos used in the video are shown in a slide show below.






The photos in the video are available free of charge to promote the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, with permission.  Email:

 *All images, videos and text displayed here are the work of the independent, volunteer-led project DC Gardens, and not the responsibility of the National Gallery.

Ice skating photo credit.

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