- Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
- July 20 – October 19, 1986
- West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 72 through 77, 82 (8,000 sq. ft.) West Building, Ground Floor, Sculpture Galleries East Building, various locations
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: More than 90 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings were selected from the 822 works by European and American artists given to the National Gallery by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon over a period of 21 years, from 1964 to their latest donation of 186 works in 1985.
Organization: Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.
Brochure: Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, by J. Carter Brown. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.