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The Role of Libraries in our Cultural Landscape

Daniel Boomhower, director of the research library, Dumbarton Oaks; Sir Peter Crane, president, Oak Spring Garden Foundation; Nancy E. Gwinn, director, Smithsonian Libraries; Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Roger Lawson, executive librarian, National Gallery of Art; David Leonard, president, Boston Public Library; E. C. Schroeder, director, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Michael Witmore, director, Folger Shakespeare Library; moderated by Kaywin Feldman, director, National Gallery of Art

On September 25, 2019, the National Gallery of Art hosted eight library leaders from major cultural heritage institutions to discuss how libraries have incorporated innovative thinking to meet traditional challenges and seize new opportunities for audience engagement. This special program was held in conjunction with the fall 2019 meeting of the National Gallery of Art Trustees’ Council and in honor of outgoing Gallery president, Frederick W. Beinecke.

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Photography and Nation Building in the Nineteenth Century
Released: December 03, 2019
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The Role of Libraries in our Cultural Landscape
Released: November 19, 2019
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Vox Luminis
Released: November 19, 2019
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Verrocchio: Curator’s Quick Tour
Released: November 22, 2019
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Berruguete: Curator’s Quick Tour
Released: November 22, 2019
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Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson
Released: November 05, 2019
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The End of the Sixties: Kerry James Marshall’s “Mementos”
Released: October 29, 2019
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Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson
Released: October 29, 2019
(62:38 minutes)
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The End of the Sixties: Kerry James Marshall’s “Mementos”
Released: October 29, 2019
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Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Released: October 22, 2019
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Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain
Released: October 08, 2019
(12:57 minutes)
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Janie Geiser: Artist’s Talk
Released: September 24, 2019
(74:29 minutes)
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American Pre-Raphaelitism through the Lens and on the Canvas
Released: September 24, 2019
(52:26 minutes)
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FAPE 2019: Ken Burns and the American Story
Released: September 10, 2019
(60:50 minutes)
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Shared Exploration: Music and the Visual Arts
Released: September 10, 2019
(48:30 minutes)
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FAPE 2019: Ken Burns and the American Story
Released: September 10, 2019
(60:50 minutes)
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Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence
Released: September 15, 2019
(19:15 minutes)
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Space Was the Place: An Abbreviated History of Washington, DC Arts Venues
Released: September 10, 2019
(48:06 minutes)
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Two Writers on Art, Music, and Modality
Released: September 03, 2019
(82:42 minutes)
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The Art and Literature of the Great War
Released: September 03, 2019
(160:58 minutes)
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Photography from the Sunny Side of the Alps
Released: August 20, 2019
(38:44 minutes)
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Augusta Savage: A Woman of Her Word
Released: August 06, 2019
(40:51 minutes)
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Augusta Savage: A Woman of Her Word
Released: August 06, 2019
(40:51 minutes)
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The Sculpture of David Smith (1906–1965), Part 2
Released: July 30, 2019
(55:06 minutes)
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The Sculpture of David Smith (1906–1965), Part 2
Released: July 30, 2019
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The Sculpture of David Smith (1906–1965), Part 1
Released: July 30, 2019
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Mary Pinchot Meyer: Artist
Released: July 30, 2019
(26:02 minutes)
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The Sculpture of David Smith (1906–1965), Part 1
Released: July 30, 2019
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Released: July 16, 2019
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Shared Exploration: Music and the Visual Arts
Released: July 09, 2019
(63:35 minutes)
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USCO: Films and Performance with 1960s Multimedia Pioneers
Released: April 23, 2019
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
Released: July 09, 2019
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Tintoretto Lecture Series, Part 4—In Situ: Tintoretto in Venice
Released: June 25, 2019
(74:29 minutes)
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Tintoretto Lecture Series, Part 2—Tintoretto: The Early Work
Released: June 25, 2019
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Introduction to the Exhibition—The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Released: June 25, 2019
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Introduction to the Exhibition—The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Released: June 25, 2019
(53:15 minutes)
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Released: June 25, 2019
(53:16 minutes)
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Released: June 25, 2019
(58:23 minutes)
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Tintoretto Lecture Series, Part 4—In Situ: Tintoretto in Venice
Released: June 25, 2019
(74:29 minutes)
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Tintoretto Lecture Series, Part 2—Tintoretto: The Early Work
Released: June 25, 2019
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Model Citizens: Frances Benjamin Johnston at the Tuskegee Institute
Released: June 18, 2019
(32:02 minutes)
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Washington Color School: Kenneth Victor Young
Released: June 18, 2019
(31:32 minutes)
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The Art and Literature of the Great War
Released: June 04, 2019
(164:45 minutes)
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Mastering Tradition: An Artist Awakening through Practicing the Past
Released: May 28, 2019
(38:34 minutes)
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Oral History Interview with I. M. Pei
Released: May 28, 2019
(87:06 minutes)
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USCO: A Conversation with 1960s Multimedia Pioneers
Released: May 07, 2019
(40:30 minutes)
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Investigating Rothko's Technique
Released: April 16, 2019
(2:47 minutes)
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USCO: A Conversation with 1960s Multimedia Pioneers
Released: April 23, 2019
(40.52 minutes)
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Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Alex Katz
Released: April 16, 2019
(76:36 minutes)
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Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Alex Katz
Released: April 16, 2019
(77:44 minutes)
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Oliver Lee Jackson: There Is No Story
Released: April 02, 2019
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The Art of Light: A Conversation with Charles Ross and James Meyer
Released: March 26, 2019
(62:26 minutes)
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The Art of Light: A Conversation with Charles Ross and James Meyer
Released: March 26, 2019
(63:02 minutes)
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Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Released: February 26, 2019
(18:44 minutes)
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National Gallery Builds
Released: August 13, 2013
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