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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

Through February 18, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier


Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

Through March 24, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor


Rachel Whiteread

Through January 13, 2019
East Building Concourse Galleries


Gray House

January 5 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

Washington premiere
Austin Jack Lynch and Matthew Booth in person

Film Program

The Films of Gordon Parks

January 12 – February 10
East Building Auditorium


Teaching Critical Thinking through
Art with the NGA

Learn how to teach with works of art in this online course, launching January 22, for teachers of all levels and subjects. Register on

Community Events

Teaching Artist Showcase

The education division at the National Gallery of Art invites three DC-based teaching artists to demonstrate and display their visual art at Evenings at the Edge.


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