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National Gallery Opens After 3-Year Renovation

National Gallery Opens After 3-Year Renovation

After a three-year closure, $69 million in renovations and a 12,250 square feet expansion, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art reopened to the public Sept. 30 with 150 new artworks on display. The renovations were a result of $39 million in federal funding and $30 million in[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Pop Art in Print at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art opened a new exhibit Oct. 4 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gemini G.E.L. Graphic Editions Limited, a prominent artists’ workshop and publisher of limited edition prints and sculptures. The exhibit, titled “The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.,” is only a small part of the trove[Read More…]

French Art from the 18th to 19th Century

French Art from the 18th to 19th Century

The French pieces at the National Gallery of Art show the progression of art in France during the period of the French Revolution, around the 18th and 19th centuries. It begins with lesser-known 18th-century works and moves on to the impressionism and modernism movements, which include more well-known artists such[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, The Guide
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The sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art will feature an ice-skating rink, set to open this weekend. The rink will stay open through the winter months.

Skating Rinks Open at National Gallery, Waterfront

As the weather takes a turn toward the chillier side, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink on the National Mall and the Washington Harbor Ice Rink in Georgetown will be open to the public starting this weekend. An annual Washington, D.C., winter tradition, the Sculpture Garden ice[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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Entry to the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, at 500 17th St. NW, will be free until the gallery closes for renovations Oct. 1. The Corcoran is merging with The George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art after plans were approved by a D.C. Superior Court judge in mid-August.

Corcoran Gallery Offers Temporary Free Admission

After the highly contested merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with both the The George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art was approved by a D.C. Superior Court judge, admission to the Corcoran will be free of charge for the first time in 145 years. Formerly the[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 1 comment City News, News
New Exhibits Shine Across the District

New Exhibits Shine Across the District

One of the great, but often untapped, resources of the Washington, D.C. area is the concentration of art museums that are close by and easily accessible to students. There are plenty of continuing exhibitions that you should be sure to check out, especially at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Gallery and the Freer and Sackler Galleries,[Read More…]

by May 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Photos Explore Identity and the Self

Photos Explore Identity and the Self

Robert Terwilliger, a character on “The Simpsons,” once said, “Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying.” I found this quote particularly relevant during my visit to the National Gallery of Art’s spectacular new exhibit “The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Elevating the Ordinary

Elevating the Ordinary

A work of art can be any imaginable thing, and this is the beginning of modern painting.”  This quote from American artist George Bellows fittingly introduces his exhibit in the National Gallery of Art.  The exhibit encompasses eight entire galleries in the West Building of the National Gallery and, shows[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Pop Art Guru Makes ‘Headlines’

Andy Warhol currently seems to be having a moment in the art world. In addition to the National Gallery’s ongoing exhibition “Warhol: Headlines,” the work of the pop art guru is making headlines across the pond, where the Gagosian Gallery London is featuring a show of his portraits of French sex icon[Read More…]

by October 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Savage Sensuality: Gauguin Reaches Mythic Proportions

Savage Sensuality: Gauguin Reaches Mythic Proportions

Paul Gauguin famously said, “I am a savage.” A Parisian fascinated by barbarian lands, he created works that mingle fantasy, delusion and savagery. Featured in the exquisite exhibit “Gauguin: Maker of Myth” at the National Gallery, and known as the leading artist of the Primitivist movement, he looked to the[Read More…]

by April 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide