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The National Gallery of Art
National Mall Washington, DC
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden exhibits modern and contemporary sculptures primarily by American artists. The shady 6.1 acre enclave provides a tranquil respite amid the hubbub of traffic between two busy streets along the National Mall. The lush plantings surrounding the art include perennials, shrubs and flowering trees. With open expanses of grass and benches nestled along the pathways, the garden is the ideal venue for lunch or the Friday evening Jazz in the Garden concert series. The central fountain, a piece of art in itself, provides a cool spray to ward off the summer heat and transforms into an ice rink in the winter.
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