In the Tower: Barbara Kruger
September 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017
East Building, Tower

Overview: A focus installation on the work of American artist Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) will reopen the East Building Tower Gallery after the space's nearly three years of renovation. Inspired by the Gallery's recent acquisition of Kruger's Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything) (1987/2014), the exhibition comprises related images of figures in profile over which Kruger has superimposed her striking figures of speech. The distinctive direct address of Kruger's texts (using active verbs and personal pronouns) contrasts with her selected images of passive figures to create arresting conceptual works of great visual power.

Organization: Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by The Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Image: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything), 1987/2014, screenprint on vinyl, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Collectors Committee, Sharon and John D. Rockefeller IV, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Denise and Andrew Saul, Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, Agnes Gund, and Michelle Smith.

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