Small Guided Tour National Gallery of Art Renaissance to Impressionists
During your time in Washington D.C., you’ll have the option to take a guided tour of the National Gallery of Art. Famous painters with works in the gallery include artists like Leonardo DaVinci, as well as models and designs by sculptors like Alexander Calder.
In a little over two hours, you’ll experience the United States’ magnificent collection of art, ranging from the medieval age to the famous papers of the Renaissance. Our experts are well-versed in the history and the meaning of the pieces, and by the end of the tour, you’ll share some of that knowledge. The tour groups are purposefully kept small, so that everyone can better share in the experience. Over forty works will be covered by the tour.
The National Gallery of Art was established by the Andrew Mellon Trust in 1937. Mellon was both a philanthropist and a collector of fine art, and was interested in establishing a second gallery of fine works independent of the Smithsonian. The Gallery exists mostly on donations by individuals and trusts, and is funded by the government for upkeep expenses.
While entry to the gallery is free, the guided tour is an experience like no other. In a small group, you’ll be taken painting to painting, and will receive an insider’s perspective on each painting, of both its historical significance, and personal meaning. A great time is guaranteed.
Your group will meet their tour guide inside the National Gallery of Art West Building entrance at the 6th Street Entrance Ground Floor at 1:00 pm. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Your tour guide will take you first upstairs to visit the Rotunda. Next, you will begin your journey with Medieval Art that are among the best examples from this period. Your guide will then take you into Renaissance, 18th Century and more showing you the best art examples. At the end you will understand some of the symbols, colors, and stories behind these magnificent pieces There are over 40 plus art pieces that will be viewed by this tour. This tours run time is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Pickup & Return:
National Gallery of Art West Building.
Departure Times: 1pm, Saturdays
- Blue Badge guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Wheelchair accessible