National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900
February 17–May 19, 2013

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Image: John Everett Millais Ophelia, 1851-1852 oil on canvas overall: 76.2 x 111.8 cm (30 x 44 in.) Tate Gallery, London. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 The first major survey of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites to be shown in the United States features some 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects. The young members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, formed in 1848, shook the art world of mid-19th-century Britain by rejecting traditional approaches to painting. Combining scientific precision, an innovative approach to subject matter, and brilliant, clear colors, Pre-Raphaelitism was Britain's first avant-garde art movement.

Organization: Organized by Tate Britain in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Sally Engelhard Pingree and The Charles Engelhard Foundation.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Schedule: Tate Britain, London, September 12, 2012–January 13, 2013; National Gallery of Art, Washington, February 17–May 19, 2013; The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, June 10–September 30, 2013.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

The exhibition is on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Main Floor.

Pre-Raphaelites and the Book
February 17–May 19, 2013

Image: Many artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle not only involved themselves in book design and illustration but were also highly regarded poets in their own right. Organized to complement Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900, this installation includes books of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, wood-engraved illustrations by several Pre-Raphaelite artists, and material related to the Kelmscott Press (established by Morris in 1891). Beautifully illustrated books from this press are displayed alongside Morris' elaborate ornament designs and his own manuscript illumination inspired by medieval tomes. Featured works are from the National Gallery of Art Library and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Library.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Schedule: National Gallery of Art, Washington, February 17–May 19, 2013.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

The exhibition is on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Gallery G-21