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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

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Art in the Park Arlington Virginia United States
Art in the Park
One of my favorite spots in D.C. is the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. The block-long green space is filled with oversized modern art pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection. You'll see work by artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Joan Miró. A path winds through all the sculptures, and along the way are a few benches where you can relax and people-watch. I guarantee that as soon as you sit down, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of one of the most popular areas of the city. The beautifully landscaped garden also features a small café and pool.

During warmer months, I always advise visitors to come when they want a break from the museums that line the west side of the Mall. From May through August, the garden turns into a wonderful jazz venue every Friday afternoon. In the winter, the garden's water feature is transformed into an ice-skating rink.

Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
+1 202-633-1000
Sun - Sat 10am - 5:30pm