The National Gallery of Art announced this morning that passes will no longer be required to enter the East or West Buildings beginning on Monday, July 12, when occupancy limits will be lifted. Also on that date, the National Gallery will change its daily hours to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“This announcement represents another step toward fully realizing our mission of welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity,” said Kaywin Feldman, director of the National Gallery. “We are delighted to welcome everyone back—whether they have been planning a visit for minutes or months.”
The National Gallery has also recently increased our indoor dining capacity and is now accepting cash for all dining and shopping purchases. On June 18, the National Gallery lifted the mask requirement for fully vaccinated visitors. We ask anyone who is not fully vaccinated, as well as those who feel more comfortable doing so, to wear a mask. All decisions regarding health and safety measures follow CDC guidance and recommendations from local and federal jurisdictions.
(Source: NGA press release)