National Gallery of Art, Washington

Map and Guide

Barbara Moore, Carla Brenner

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 253 5

    Size: 228 x 152 mm / 6 x 9 in.

    Binding: softcover

    Pages: 64

    In association with:

    Date published: January, 1999

    UK £ /US $5.95


  • Locational guide to over 35 highlights from the Gallery
  • Extended commentary provided for each


The National Gallery of Art is one of the great collections of Western art, including painting from every major European school, from Byzantium to the Constructivist movement of the 1970s. The Gallery also houses some of the world’s most important examples of Renaissance mannerist sculpture. This Guide provides art historical and locational information on over 35 highlights from the NGA’s collections, arranged chronologically, each with an extended commentary. They are interspersed by Master Class spreads, which focus either on a specific theme, such as Renaissance Portraiture, or on a particularly important work, such as van Eyck’s Annunciation.

Author information

Barbara S. Moore is head of education publications at the National Gallery of Art. Her recent work includes co-authoring a primer on museology, The Nine-Ton Cat (1997), and writing regularly for the National Gallery’s web site,

Carla Brenner has been writing on the National Gallery of Art since 1991. In addition to numerous short guides for children and adults, she is author of Weekends with the Impressionists (New York 1997).