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Holiday Activities at the National Gallery of Art

An array of festive activities awaits at the National Gallery of Art this holiday season. The Gallery's beautifully decorated Rotunda and seasonally themed gallery talks, films, concerts, and caroling have become a highlight of many visitors' holiday itineraries. Information about these free 2009 events can be found here, in addition to multimedia features such as a streaming slideshow and audio tour of Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi's Florentine Renaissance masterpiece The Adoration of the Magi.

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National Gallery of Art Holiday Shop

Shop for friends and family this holiday season at the National Gallery of Art online Shop. A variety of elegant card sets, ornaments, gift cards and tags, holiday music CDs, and books are available for purchase. Gifts may also be purchased in person from the special holiday shop, located between the West Building Shop and the Garden Café.

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Faces & Places

NGAkids Faces & Places is a two-part interactive exploration of American folk art. Using pictorial elements inspired by the Gallery's extensive collection of naive paintings donated by Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, youngsters can construct panoramic landscapes and create portraits featuring a lively cast of characters. Traditional folk music and surprising animations enliven the online compositions. This Art Zone activity is suitable for all ages.

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NGA on Facebook

The National Gallery of Art is now on Facebook. Become a fan and learn about upcoming events and exhibitions. Our page includes photo albums of exhibition objects and installation views and videos of exhibition press highlights, with more to come. Frequent announcements about lectures, films, exhibition openings, and concerts keep visitors informed of the Gallery's many activities.

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