The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, Washington DC, US
Designed to offer year-round enjoyment to the public in one of the preeminent locations on the National Mall, the National Gallery Sculpture Garden includes seventeen works from the Gallerys growing collection as well as loans for special exhibitions.
Installations include Claes Oldenburgs Typewriter Eraser, Scale X (model 1998, fabricated 1999), and Joan Miros Personnage Gothique, Oiseau-Eclair (1974, cast 1977), as well as new acquisitions.
Located in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building, the elegant yet informal Garden includes new plantings of native American species of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. A fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter, is at the center of the Garden, and walking and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and reflect on the works on view. The Pavilion Cafe offers year-round cafe service, along with indoor seating. The Sculpture Garden is enclosed by a decorative metal fence with marble piers and plinths, designed to reflect the historic character of the West Building. There are six public entryways to the Sculpture Garden, and it is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
The Sculpture Garden is made possible by a 1991 agreement, signed by the National Park Service and the National Gallery of Art and approved by the National Capital Planning Commission, to transfer jurisdiction of the Sculpture Garden site from the Park Service to the National Gallery.
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is now open through mid-March 2010, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system. Skate and Locker Rentals are available.
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