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Exhibition Overview: Afro-Atlantic Histories

Kanitra Fletcher, Molly Donovan, and Steven Nelson introduce Afro-Atlantic Histories, drawing parallels between the visual cultures of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora and taking an in-depth look at the works of art, historical experiences, and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century.   

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The Past Is Present | Agrippina and Germanicus

Released: June 08, 2022
(3:19 minutes)

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The Past Is Present | Carrie Mae Weems and the 54th Regiment

Released: May 30, 2022
(3:27 minutes)

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Dalton Paula | Portraits for the Future

Released: April 29, 2022
(7:19 minutes)

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Afro-Atlantic Histories: Two-Minute Tour

Released: April 27, 2022
(2:15 minutes)

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Exhibition Overview: Afro-Atlantic Histories

Released: April 18, 2022
(48:44 minutes)

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Introduction to the Show: Afro-Atlantic Histories

Released: April 04, 2022
(22:19 minutes)

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Afro-Atlantic Histories Exhibition Trailer

Released: April 01, 2022
(00:34 minutes)

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Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Ed Ruscha

Released: March 14, 2022
(85:00 minutes)

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Global Perspectives: The New Woman Behind the Camera

Released: January 19, 2022
(52:00 minutes)

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Elson Lecture 2021: Mark Bradford

Released: January 17, 2022
(68:57 minutes)

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Alma Thomas: Your New Favorite Artist

Released: September 20, 2021
(00:00 minutes)

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Yumi Kurosawa, koto

Released: August 29, 2021
(64:24 minutes)

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William Chapman Nyaho, piano

Released: August 15, 2021
(68:04 minutes)

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Sarah Cain’s Favorite Season

Released: August 02, 2021
(3:34 minutes)

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Avi Avital, mandolin

Released: August 01, 2021
(68:52 minutes)

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Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar

Released: July 18, 2021
(76:05 minutes)

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Fisk Jubilee Singers

Released: July 04, 2021
(51:50 minutes)

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Dalí Quartet

Released: June 20, 2021
(88:14 minutes)

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Episode 10: Christian McBride and Roy DeCarava’s “David”

Released: June 06, 2021
(24:18 minutes)

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Baltimore Consort

Released: June 05, 2021
(68:27 minutes)

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Margaret Leng Tan

Released: May 23, 2021
(69:37 minutes)

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East of the River

Released: May 09, 2021
(69:07 minutes)

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Episode 8: Rafiq Bhatia and James Turell’s “New Light”

Released: May 02, 2021
(24:18 minutes)

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Kay Rosen: Sorry

Released: April 28, 2021
(2:58 minutes)

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Cherokee Chamber Singers with members of the Winston-Salem Symphony

Released: April 25, 2021
(69:07 minutes)

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U.S. Army Chorus and Brass Quintet

Released: April 11, 2021
(69:07 minutes)

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Janoska Ensemble

Released: March 28, 2021
(81:18 minutes)

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Episode 5: Kamala Sankaram and Mark Rothko’s “Untitled”

Released: March 21, 2021
(24:18 minutes)

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Sphinx Virtuosi and the Catalyst Quartet

Released: March 15, 2020
(110:49 minutes)

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Episode 4: Jasiri X and Kerry James Marshall’s “Untitled (Man)”

Released: March 07, 2021
(27:45 minutes)

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Arnold Newman Lecture Series on Photography: Teju Cole and Fazal Sheikh

Released: March 05, 2021
(12:30 minutes)

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Diane Monroe with PUBLIQuartet

Released: February 28, 2021
(8:22 minutes)

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Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Released: February 28, 2020
(110:49 minutes)

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Episode 3: Bora Yoon and "Ommah"

Released: February 21, 2021
(00:00 minutes)

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Episode 2: Daniel Bernard Roumain and "American Gothic"

Released: February 21, 2021
(00:00 minutes)

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Episode 1: Lara Downes and "Tomorrow I May Be Far Away"

Released: February 21, 2021
(00:00 minutes)

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Joel Fan, piano

Released: February 14, 2021
(75:35 minutes)

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"Sound Thoughts on Art" trailer

Released: February 21, 2021
(1:17 minutes)

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“Love Saves the Day” — Emily Wells

Released: November 18, 2020
(8:47 minutes)

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Elson Lecture 2020: Mary Kelly

Released: January 12, 2021
(68:57 minutes)

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2020 Summer Lecture Series: Staycation: Milan: A Tale of Two Cities

Released: July 31, 2020
(76:15 minutes)

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2020 Summer Lecture Series: Staycation: Milan: A Tale of Two Cities

Released: July 31, 2020
(76:15 minutes)

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Blurred Identities: The Art and Audience of Lynching Photography

Released: July 14, 2020
(32:14 minutes)

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Cats in the National Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection

Released: April 21, 2020
(64:59 minutes)

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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Fall

Released: April 21, 2020
(1:11 minutes)

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East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Released: April 14, 2020
(48:45 minutes)

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Art and Photography in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Part I

Released: April 14, 2020
(117:59 minutes)

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The Easter Story in Art

Released: April 10, 2020
(144:52 minutes)

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Coding Our Collection: The National Gallery of Art Datathon

Released: April 07, 2020
(74:18 minutes)

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The Easter Story in Art

Released: April 10, 2020
(145:56 minutes)

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Coding Our Collection: The National Gallery of Art Datathon

Released: April 07, 2020
(74:18 minutes)

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Degas at the Opéra: Introductory Slide Overview

Released: March 24, 2020
(43:29 minutes)

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Introduction to the Exhibition—Degas at the Opéra

Released: March 24, 2020
(63:57 minutes)

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Noah Getz and friends

Released: March 17, 2020
(48:45 minutes)

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Raphael and His Circle: Introductory Slideshow

Released: March 24, 2020
(40:17 minutes)

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Introduction to the Exhibition-Raphael and His Circle

Released: March 24, 2020
(59:23 minutes)

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Weather in Art: From Symbol to Science

Released: March 10, 2020
(70:25 minutes)

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Painting in the Open Air: A Conversation with Ann Lofquist

Released: March 17, 2020
(62:29 minutes)

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A Conversation with Richard Mosse

Released: March 03, 2020
(58:51 minutes)

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Sō Percussion

Released: February 18, 2020
(48:45 minutes)

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True to Nature: Curator’s Quick Tour

Released: February 02, 2020
(3:33 minutes)

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Before the Kodak Girl: Women in Nineteenth-Century Photography

Released: January 28, 2020
(54:08 minutes)

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Verrocchio and the Interplay between the Arts

Released: January 21, 2020
(61:22 minutes)

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USCO | nga

Released: January 28, 2020
(12:17 minutes)

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Art and Photography in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Part II

Released: January 21, 2020
(127:37 minutes)

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Art and Photography in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Part I

Released: January 21, 2020
(117:59 minutes)

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Tapestry

Released: December 17, 2019
(39:05 minutes)

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Photography and Nation Building in the Nineteenth Century

Released: December 03, 2019
(45:54 minutes)

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National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Summer

Released: September 23, 2019
(1:11 minutes)

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Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Released: October 22, 2019
(39:05 minutes)

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FAPE 2019: Ken Burns and the American Story

Released: September 10, 2019
(60:50 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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Carrie Mae Weems | nga

Released: July 16, 2019
(15:42 minutes)