National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

image: Spirit of an Age, Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin

June 10 - September 3, 2001

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise over the Sea, 1822

77 paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, were shown in this exhibition, which came to Washington while the German museum was closed for renovation. The exhibition provided an overview of the work of 19th-century German painters, including Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel, and Ferdinand Waldmüller. Important works by Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, and Claude Monet, acquired by the museum after Hugo von Tschudi became director in 1896, were also shown.