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This year Washington National Gallery of Art marks 75 years since its foundation. Here are the works of European and American masters (sculptures, paintings, illustrations, drawings, graphics, photographs, etc.). The collection contains more than 1200 paintings (mainly paintings by American, French and Italian artists). The gallery was created thanks to an American collector and financier W. Mellon. He began collecting sculptures and paintings from the age of 20. After his death, he bequeathed all works of art to this museum in the United States. His collection was valued at $ 10 million.
In 1941, the construction of the gallery was completed, it was opened by the 32nd President of America F.D. Roosevelt In those times Washington National Gallery of Art It was considered the largest marble structure. The gallery has two buildings: east and west.
In the east building presents works of contemporary art of the late 19th century (works by Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock, Calder, Liechtenstein). In this building, an exposition of sculpture (Miro, Guimard, Bourgeois, etc.) was opened. In the center of the sculpture garden is a huge fountain, whose area is 25 thousand square meters.
In western - concentrated collections of sculptures and paintings by European and American masters (Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo da Vinci). The gallery of paintings and sculptures beckons with its grandeur, so if you visit this institution at least once, you will definitely want to return there again.