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Release Date: December 15, 2000

National Gallery of Art Offers Variety of Special Programs for the Public During "Modern Art and America; Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries"

Washington, DC—Films, lectures, tours, and workshops are just a few of the activities that the National Gallery of Art will offer the public in conjunction with the exhibition Modern Art in America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, on view 28 January through 22 April 2001. All activities are free, except as noted.

Tours of the Exhibition

Tours begin in the Rotunda on the main floor of the West Building. No reservations are required. For dates and times, please consult the Calendar of Events at the art information desks, or call (202) 842-6706. Tours by special appointment may be arranged for adult groups of twenty or more by calling (202) 842-6247. School tours for up to 40 students may be requested for even-numbered weekdays by faxing a request to (202) 789-4974.

Audio Tours

An audio tour, introduced by Earl A. Powell III, director, and narrated by Sarah Greenough, curator of photographs, and Charles Brock, research associate, National Gallery of Art, is available at the entrance to the exhibition for $5 ($4 for senior citizens, students, and groups of ten or more). Amplified headsets and large-print scripts are available to visitors with hearing and sight impairments. To reserve audio tours for groups, call (202) 842-6592.

Film Program

Documentaries on twentieth-century photography will be shown in April in the East Building large auditorium. To receive a film calendar, call (202) 842-6799 or send an e-mail to: film-department@nga.gov.

Sunday Lecture

28 January
2:00 p.m.
East Building auditorium

The Way Art Moves: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries
Sarah Greenough, curator of photographs, National Gallery of Art

Public Symposium

Saturday, 24 March
10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
East Building Auditorium

Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries

The symposium will explore issues underlying the exhibitions that Stieglitz presented in his New York galleries, including connections between painting and photography, the role of African art within this avant-garde environment, gendered representations, and Stieglitz's interest in developing an American cultural consciousness.

Family Workshops

4 February, 11 March, and 8 April
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Alfred Stieglitz and Modern Art in America
A tour of the paintings, sculpture, and photography in the exhibition is followed by a studio activity in which participants create a work of their own. For children ages 8 through 12 accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required: call (202) 789-3030.

Teacher Workshop

Saturday, 17 March
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Alfred Stieglitz and Modern Art in America
The workshop highlights some of the first modern European art ever exhibited in America, including works by Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, and Pablo Picasso. A distinctly American form of modernism is also examined through the works of artists of the Stieglitz circle, including Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, and Stieglitz himself. Advance registration and a fee of $20 are required. For information, call (202) 842-6796.

Brochure

A free exhibition brochure is available at the entrance to the show. It was written by Sarah Greenough, curator of photographs, National Gallery of Art, and produced by the department of exhibition programs and the editors' office, National Gallery of Art. A large-print version of this brochure is available from the audio tour desk at the entrance to the exhibition and from the art information desk on the ground floor, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue entrance.

Catalogue

A lavishly illustrated, 612-page catalogue by Sarah Greenough with contributions by twelve leading scholars, published by the National Gallery of Art, is available for $55 in the Gallery Shops. The volume includes 224 duotones and 136 color images. To order by phone, call (202) 842-6002 or (800) 697-9350.

Exhibition Support

Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown are proud to sponsor the exhibition.

The exhibition has been organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

General Information

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at www.nga.gov. Follow the Gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt, Twitter at www.twitter.com/ngadc, and Instagram at http://instagram.com/ngadc.

Visitors will be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering. Checkrooms are free of charge and located at each entrance. Luggage and other oversized bags must be presented at the 4th Street entrances to the East or West Building to permit x-ray screening and must be deposited in the checkrooms at those entrances. For the safety of visitors and the works of art, nothing may be carried into the Gallery on a visitor's back. Any bag or other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in some other manner must be left in the checkrooms. Items larger than 17 by 26 inches cannot be accepted by the Gallery or its checkrooms.
 
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