Art for the Nation

Collecting for a New Century

October 1, 2000 – February 4, 2001

West Building Main Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: Acquisitions received by the National Gallery of Art since its 50th anniversary exhibition in 1991 were presented in this showing of 53 paintings, 63 prints and drawings, 8 sculptures, and 9 photographs. Included were works by some 120 artists, including Sandro Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, and Vincent van Gogh. Works from the bequest of Paul Mellon and recent acquisitions of 20th-century drawings were shown in other exhibitions.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Alan Shestack, deputy director at the National Gallery of Art, was the coordinating curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition and the Web feature were made possible by Verizon Foundation.

Image: Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge, 1899, oil on canvas, Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly, in memory of her son John W. Mudd, and Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1992.9.1

Attendance: 131,335

Catalog: Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, edited by Alan Shestack. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.