A Design for the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of I.M. Pei's East Building
March 27 – October 11, 1998
East Building, Large Auditorium

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The installation explored the evolution of architectural plans for the East Building. Drawn entirely from the holdings of the Gallery Archives, the exhibition included 19 architectural drawings and working studies by the architect and his design team, construction photographs, and a model of the East and West Buildings.

Organization: Maygene Daniels, chief of Gallery Archives, was the curator. The installation was designed by Barbara Keyes, head of the National Gallery's silkscreen shop.

Attendance: 30,818

Image: Installation view of A Design for the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of I.M. Pei's East Building, Photo by Rob Shelley, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

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