National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

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The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is the most recent addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is located on the National Mall between the National Gallery's West Building and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.Completed and opened to the public on 23 May 1999, the location provides an outdoor setting for exhibiting several pieces from the museum's contemporary sculpture collection. The collection is centered on a fountain which, from December to March, is converted to an ice-skating rink. (Such a rink predated the construction of the garden.) The outdoor Pavilion Café lies adjacent to the garden.Laurie Olin and his firm, OLIN, were the landscape architects who redesigned the garden.
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  • It isn't Rockefeller Center but you are ice skating in the shadows of our nation's capitol. So very cool. The rink was great, ice surface was perfect for an outdoor facility and the price was reasonab...  more »
  • The garden itself is fun year round. It has jazz in the spring or summer, but I was there recently for the skating. It is very reasonably price and usually not too crowded. The ice is well maintained ...  more »
  • Spectacular! The range of all the famous artist from around the world this is really terrific. From Goya, the David, and from Fra Falippo Lippe to Gilbert Steward you can find it all. John Singer Sarg...  more »