National Gallery of Art, East Wing

National Gallery of Art, East Wing

National Gallery of Art, East Wing

I.M. Pei’s East Wing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  Completed in 1978, the building has a triangular grid, and is semi underground with pyramidal skylights.  The atrium features a giant Caulder mobile.  The building itself is a work of modern art, and the bronze plaque identifying it as an I.M. Pei building has been worn from people touching it.  Captured March 2, 2011.