Directory

Upcoming Exhibitions

Advance Exhibition Schedule

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.
October 4, 2015—February 7, 2016

Vermeer's "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" from the Rijksmuseum
September 19, 2015—December 1, 2016

Louise Bourgeois: No Exit
November 15, 2015—May 15, 2016

Current Exhibitions

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye
June 28–October 4, 2015

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)
June 28–October 4, 2015

Recent Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh
June 7—October 4, 2015

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund
May 3—September 13, 2015

Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830
October 7, 2012, on display indefinitely

Civic Pride: Group Portraits from Amsterdam
March 10, 2012–March 11, 2017

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

 

Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Special Installations

Leo Villareal, Multiverse
on view indefinitely

Andy Goldsworthy, Roof
on view indefinitely

Exhibitions On Tour

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
February 24–May 25, 2015
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
June 24–October 11, 2015

Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
The British Museum, London, September 10–December 6, 2015
 
Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, June 23–September 27, 2015

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Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) is the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years. On view in the West Building, from June 28 through October 4, 2015, the exhibition offers visitors a better understanding of Caillebotte's artistic character and the complexity of his contribution to modernist painting.

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The complex and dynamic artistic relationship between Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt is fully examined for the first time in this exhibition of some 70 works in a variety of media. Degas/Cassatt is on view only in Washington, May 11 through October 5, 2014.

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In the short film about the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, Dorothy Lichtenstein, the artist’s widow and president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, and Harry Cooper, curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art, talk about the iconic artist’s signature dots, the wide range of subject matter explored in his art, and the impact of his body of work on contemporary art. The landmark retrospective exhibition is on view at the Gallery through January 13, 2013.

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In The Art of Boxing, Sharmbá Mitchell, former two-time Junior Welterweight Champion of the World, and Charles Brock, associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, talk about four of the greatest sports paintings in American art―Club Night (1907), Stag at Sharkey's (1909), Both Members of This Club (1909), and Dempsey and Firpo (1924)―by George Bellows (1882–1925), now on view as part of a landmark retrospective exhibition of Bellows' work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through October 8, 2012.

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Featured are highlights from the National Gallery of Art's press preview for the landmark exhibition of Itō Jakuchū's "Colorful Realm of Living Beings"–a set of 30 bird-and-flower paintings on display at the Gallery from March 30 through April 29, 2012. Widely considered as one of the greatest achievements in the history of Japanese nature painting, this Edo masterpiece is on view for the first time outside of Japan. The occasion for this exhibition is the centennial of the gift of cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, in 1912.

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Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, and Ellsworth Kelly—four of the American masters whose art is on view in this landmark exhibition—speak with collector Robert Meyerhoff, curator Harry Cooper, and Gallery director Earl A. Powell III. The artists discuss their work, the collection itself, and the show while strolling through this innovative thematic installation prior to its opening in September 2009. Speakers at the podium include Powell, Meyerhoff, and Victoria P. Sant, president, National Gallery of Art.

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The dramatic installation of rare suits of armor worn by Spanish kings, royal portraits, and magnificent tapestries from the Renaissance are accompanied by music and brief remarks from the press preview on June 23, 2009, for this stunning and historic exhibition. Speakers include Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art; His Excellency D. Jorge Dezcallar, ambassador of Spain; Yago Pico de Coaña, president, Patrimonio Nacional; Charo Otegui Pascual, executive president, SEACEX; Alvaro Soler del Campo, director, Spanish Royal Armory, and chief curator, Patrimonio Nacional; and José Andrés, chef and owner, Jaleo and THINKfoodGROUP.