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Press Releases: 1979

January 10, 1979
Berenson and his connoisseurship subject of exhibition at National Gallery (PDF 1.6MB)

January 25, 1979
Advance Fact Sheet [The Art of the Pacific Islands] (PDF 2.4MB)

February 5, 1979
National Gallery announces two acquisitions of early German graphics (PDF 1.4MB)

February 5, 1979
National Gallery of Art announces recently acquired American paintings (PDF 1.9MB)

February 26, 1979
National Gallery announces important Matisse acquisition [The Palm Leaf, Tangier (1912)] (PDF 2.1MB)

February 28, 1979
Private collection of Cycladic art in U.S. this spring (PDF 1.4MB)

March 8, 1979
Scholarly publication and exhibition feature 16th-century graphics of Carracci family (PDF 2.2MB)

March 20, 1979
Press advisory [Loan exhibition, Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza] (PDF 735KB)

March 28, 1979
Hermitage lends Leonardo Madonna for first time (PDF 2.9MB)

March 29, 1979
Renowned Old Masters collection announced to tour U.S. (PDF 2.8MB)

April 10, 1979
National Gallery of Art receives first five presidential portraits by Stuart (PDF 2.2MB)

April 13, 1979
Editor's note [Closing date for Berenson and the Connoisseurship of Italian Painting extended] (PDF 717KB)

April 19, 1979
Major Delacroix painting from Louvre on view at National Gallery May 15 (PDF 2.1MB)

April 26, 1979
Renowned writer on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism gives 1979 Mellon Lectures [John Rewald] (PDF 1.4MB)

April 26, 1979
[Set of Gilbert Stuart portraits of first five U.S. presidents to go on view] (PDF 719KB)

May 3, 1979
[Paul] Mellon, [John R.] Stevenson elected board chairman and president of National Gallery (PDF 3.4MB)

May 4, 1979
Leonardo Madonna, other Italian masterpieces from U.S.S.R. have U.S. premiere at National Gallery of Art May 13 (PDF 2.7MB)

May 7, 1979
Henry A. Millon appointed first Professor-in-Charge of new Study Center (PDF 1.5MB)

May 7, 1979
New Study Center defined, [Henry A.] Millon appointed Professor-in-Charge (PDF 3.5MB)

May 9, 1979
Press preview notice [Cycladic Art] (PDF 917KB)

May 29, 1979
Film [A Place to Be - The Construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, 1968-1978] marks anniversary of Gallery's East Building (PDF 1.5MB)

June 1, 1979
Advance Exhibition Schedule (PDF 3.6MB)

June 1, 1979
Draft of Advance Fact Sheet: The Art of the Pacific Islands (PDF 2.8MB)

June 5, 1979
Six major Gorky paintings and drawings acquired by National Gallery (PDF 2.1MB)

June 19, 1979
Pacific Islands show opens July 1 (PDF 2.2MB)

June 20, 1979
Mondrian's diamond-shaped paintings and drawings go on view July 15 (PDF 1.5MB)

July 11, 1979
Unprecedented Hermitage show from all departments to tour U.S. in 1980-1982 (PDF 2.2MB)

August 27, 1979
Editors: Exhibition schedules and calendars - Please note exhibition date changes (PDF 788KB)

September 5, 1979
38th season of Sunday evening concerts at National Gallery begins September 23 (PDF 1.9MB)

September 13, 1979
Special events to mark 3-Mo. extension of "Stupendous" Pacific Islands show (PDF 1.4MB)

September 18, 1979
Exhibition marks Daumier centenary (PDF 1.9MB)

September 25, 1979
Major American drawings collection [of John Davis Hatch] given to the National Gallery (PDF 1.9MB)

September 26, 1979
National Gallery marks 50th anniversary of Barcelona Pavilion (PDF 1.3MB)

September 26, 1979
NGA announces Greek show extension [Cycladic Art] (PDF 1.3MB)

October 9, 1979
Advance Fact Sheet [American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875] (PDF 2.8MB)

October 10, 1979
[William Sebastian] Heckscher and [Otto] von Simson appointed National Gallery Kress Professors 1979-1980 (PDF 2.1MB)

October 12, 1979
Old Master paintings collection from Switzerland makes U.S. premiere at the National Gallery (PDF 2.6MB)

October 19, 1979
Great 16th-century Persian paintings exhibited by the National Gallery (PDF 2.7MB)

October 19, 1979
Terra-Cotta sculpture exhibition [Arthur M. Sackler Collection] opens at National Gallery October 28 (PDF 1.6MB)

October 23, 1979
Gallery announces first Grants and Advisory Board for Advanced Study Center (PDF 2.8)

November 8, 1979
[Press preview for Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza] (PDF 778KB)

November 13, 1979
Chicago Art Institute drawings go on view at the National Gallery (PDF 2.1MB)

December 27, 1979
Hawaiian dancers celebrate Pacific Islands exhibition (PDF 1.5MB)

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