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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC

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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC

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Karen Hart

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is a popular spot, particularly during the summer. Located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW (The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, and 7th and 9th Streets, NW) it is two city blocks in size. The garden is filled with 17 sculptures by such artists as Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein that will delight young and old. The large fountain pool, is popular with young kids tossing coins, visitors sitting on benches and along the rim eating lunch or a snack. In the summer visitors to the Sculpture Garden can also enjoy a series of evening jazz concerts.

Sculpture Garden Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Monday–Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Pavilion Café Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Monday–Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

2009 Jazz Concert Schedule

  • Bio Ritmo (hot salsa) July 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Daysahead (jazz and R & B vocalist)
    July 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Marty Nau (jazz saxophonist
    July 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Young Lions (fusion rock/jazz)
    July 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Dixie Power Trio (traditional jazz)
    July 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Krupa-Pilzer Quintet (women in jazz)
    August 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Bruno Nasta (jazz violinist) followed by U.S. Army Blues (big-band jazz)
    August 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Robert Boguslaw (jazz pianist)
    August 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Tom Williams (jazz trumpeter)
    August 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Phil Mathieu (jazz guitar)
    September 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Robert Redd (jazz pianist) followed by U.S. Navy Commodores (big-band jazz)
    September 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information visit the The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden's website.

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