National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Washington-Storehouse of Knowledge 355 Staff Photographer I. Anthony Steart Every Month a Quarter Million Visitors Enter the National Gallery of Art From this rotunda 100 large gallery rooms radiate on the main floor. In the center stands the bronze statue of Mercury, sculptured by Giovanni da Bologna. Nearly 52 acres of floor space are available for exhibits (page 335). Several of the most famous masterpieces have been removed for safekeeping during the war.