On our second day of our Washington DC vacation, Jimmy and I visited many museums on the National Mall. We started out at the Smithsonian Castle and then split up. I went to see some of the “thousands of the most significant works of art from the Renaissance to the present day” in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.
Walking through the Sculpture Garden, it’s hard not to notice the skating rink. When I took this picture I was standing just a little bit north of Thinker on a Rock.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
When I saw the skating rink, I hoped I’d find my picture for the letter Z very close by. It wasn’t hard to find at all. In addition to owning thousands of pieces of art, the National Gallery of Art owns a Zamboni.
|Zamboni Ice Resurfacer
The National Gallery of Art – Washington DC
The National Gallery of Art Ice Rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting.
|Some Highlights from the Collection
National Gallery of Art
Admission to and tours of (even audio tours) the National Gallery of Art is free. In addition to the art they own, there are also special exhibitions which are also free. Special exhibitions that I saw when I visited in March included:
- The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome
- Garry Winogrand
- From the Library: Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books