National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden - Fountain.jpg
Fountain in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Location Between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW
Coordinates 38°53′29″N 77°01′23″W / 38.8913°N 77.0230°W / 38.8913; -77.0230
Area 6.1 acres (2.5 ha)
Owned by National Gallery of Art
Landscape Architect Laurie Olin
Website https://www.nga.gov/visit/sculpture-garden.html

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is the most recent addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is located on the National Mall between the National Gallery's West Building and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Completed and opened to the public on 23 May 1999, the location provides an outdoor setting for exhibiting several pieces from the museum's contemporary sculpture collection.[1] The collection is centered on a fountain which, from December to March, is converted to an ice-skating rink.[1] (Such a rink predated the construction of the garden.[1]) The outdoor Pavilion Café lies adjacent to the garden.[1]

Laurie Olin and his firm, OLIN, were the landscape architects who redesigned the garden.[2]

Works

Thinker on a Rock by Barry Flanagan, 1997
Metal tree sculpture titled Graft, by artist Roxy Paine, 2008

References

  1. ^ a b c d "National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink". Going Out Guide of the Washington Post. Updated 15 December 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/sculptureinfo.shtm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Nga.gov: official National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden website
  • Nga.gov: Map of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
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