Wednesday, June 19, 2013

National Gallery of Art Rotunda

The interior domed rotunda of the National Gallery of Art - West Building was designed in 1937 by architect John Russell Pope. Composed of pink Tennessee marble this neoclassical interior space was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome and at the time was considered the largest marble structure in the world.  Mr Pope later went on to design the Jefferson Memorial also in Washington DC.