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2010_DC_NGAEW_Arcimboldo11DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy
Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy
September 19, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Overview: Sixteen examples of the fantastic composite heads painted by Giuseppe Arcimboldo will be featured in this exhibition, their first appearance in the United States. Bizarre yet scientifically accurate, the unusual...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Weems41DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table Series established her as one of the leading artists of her generation. The series, consisting of 20 carefully staged photographs depicting Weems herself sitting at a kitchen table under a lamp,...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Dali5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Chester Dale and Salvador Dali
2011_DC_NGAEW_Christo7DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Christo:Over the River Project
Christo Donates Two Preparatory Collages for Over The River Project to National Gallery of Art, Washington
On View with Related Works from Gallery Collection through January 23, 2012

Washington, DC—The artist Christo presented the National Gallery of Art with two original preparatory collages for...
2006_DC_NGAEW_Dada10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Dada
Dada
February 19 – May 14, 2006

Overview: 448 works in a wide range of media, including collages, assemblages, photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, posters, films, and audio recordings were presented in this multimedia installation that traced the history of the Dada movement. The works of art...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Bazille123DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism
April 9 – July 9, 2017

A scion of a Protestant upper-middle-class family from Montpellier in southern France, Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1862 he traveled to Paris, ostensibly to pursue his medical studies,...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Truitt8DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Anne Truitt
In the Tower: Anne Truitt
November 19, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Anne Truitt was one of the leading figures associated with minimalism, the sculptural tendency that emerged in the 1960s featuring pared-down geometric shapes scaled to the viewer’s body and placed directly on the floor. Born in Baltimore in...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Kruger23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Barbara Kruger
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger
September 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017
A focused exhibition featuring the work of American artist Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) reopens the East Building Tower Gallery after nearly three years of renovation to the space. Inspired by the Gallery's recent acquisition of Kruger's...
2009_DC_NGAEW_Guston4DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: In the Tower: Philip Guston
In the Tower: Philip Guston
January 15, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Overview: 9 paintings and 8 prints created by American artist Philip Guston between 1948 and 1980 were presented in this installation. Of the works, 14 were drawn from the Gallery's collection, including gifts from Edward R. Broida and...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Pollock19DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock’s "Mural"
Jackson Pollock’s "Mural"
November 19, 2017 – October 28, 2018
A special installation in the Gallery’s East Building features Mural (1943) by Jackson Pollock, on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City townhouse, the early...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Dwan89DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Overview: The remarkable career of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan will be featured front and center for the first time in an exhibition of some 100 works, featuring highlights from Dwan's promised gift of her...
2008_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2019_DC_NGAEW_OLJackson28DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
April 14 – September 15, 2019
American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson (b. 1935) has created a complex body of work which masterfully weaves together visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to modernism with principles of rhythm and...
2018_DC_NGAEW_Outliers83DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Outliers and American Vanguard Art
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
January 28 – May 13, 2018
Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, and outsider—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Again and again in the...
2016_DC_NGAEW_Reinvented26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
September 30, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Overview: The collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker brings together works of critically important artists who have changed the course of photography through their...
2018_DC_NGAEW_Whiteread80DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread
September 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
As the first comprehensive survey of the work of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963), this exhibition brings together some 100 objects from the course of the artist’s 30 year career, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Recent10DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions: Made in California
Recent Acquisitions: Made in California
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Seven recent acquisitions on view are connected by a profound common denominator—individuality.
Produced across many decades by artists of different backgrounds and orientations, the works cover such movements as Light and...
2017_DC_NGAEW_Steinberg78DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
September 12, 2017 – May 18, 2018
This special installation of 18 drawings, two photographs, and an assortment of small sculptures by Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) is part of an initiative—dating from the reopening of the East Building galleries in 2016—to include selected modern drawings,...
2019_DC_NGAEW_Animals317DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
June 2 – August 18, 2019
Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. As the first exhibition devoted to the subject, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art covers 17...
2011_DC_NGAEW_Venice9DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals
February 20–May 30, 2011

Venice inspired a school of competitive view painters whose achievements are among the most brilliant in 18th-century art. The exhibition celebrates the rich variety of these Venetian views, known as vedute, through some 20 masterworks by...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_01_09A1_Iron_Cages_O141DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages'
Join us at the Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages' Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists Join us on January 9th from 6:30-8:30pm This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in... (Partially reviewed)
2020_01_09A3_Iron_Cages189DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Exhibit: Iron Cages
New Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages' January, 2020 Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in and around the US carceral system, to exhibit works of art created... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_18D1_August_Virgin61AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2019) -- "August Virgin" (w/Vito Sanz)
August Virgin, The Special Features: Q&A with actor Vito Sanz on Dec. 18 [La Virgen De Agosto] On the verge of turning 33, Eva decides to spend her August in Madrid, where the heat and holiday festivities (las verbenas) drive most locals to abandon the city. From her borrowed flat, and without grand... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_31B_Newseum_Closing158Newseum -- Closing Day
The Newseum opened in its Pennsylvania Avenue location on April 11, 2008. Eleven+ years later, it closed, the building having been bought by Johns Hopkins University. The closing wasn't marked by any major public commemoration but staff met after the public were kicked out for a private farewell eve... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_08B_Honors182DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2019)
Celebrate the 2019 Honorees Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors To Celebrate Honorees' Profound Artistic Impact Folks shown here include: Christopher Jackson ("Hamilton"), Jonas Brothers, Debra Winger, David Fo... (Partially reviewed)


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