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Press Releases: 1996

January 24, 1996
National Gallery of Art to extend hours for Johannes Vermeer to 9:00 p.m. every night, February 1-11, 1996(PDF 1.4MB)

January 25, 1996
Grant from Fannie Mae Foundation supports NGA's Art Around the Corner for three D.C. elementary schools; Multi-visit program coordinates with school objectives(PDF 2MB)

January 25, 1996
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945 to 1995 to open at NGA on March 31, 1996; One of finest private collections of postwar art in U.S.(PDF 3.7MB)

January 26, 1996
National Gallery reschedules popular New Year concert for February 4(PDF 2.8MB)

February 9, 1996
Deborah Ziska appointed head of Press Office at the National Gallery of Art(PDF 1.5MB)

February 26, 1996
Innovation and stylistic evolution mark exhibition of Harry Callahan's remarkable photographs over fifty years, premieres at the National Gallery March 3, 1996(PDF 3.2MB)

March 1, 1996
Advance exhibition schedule(PDF 12.7MB)

March 11, 1996
Volunteers sought for NGA School Docent Program(PDF 848KB)

March 25, 1996
Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller, opening at the National Gallery on April 28, presents exceptional range of Dutch master's paintings(PDF 11.2MB)

March 25, 1996
Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Housebook Master to Rembrandt van Rijn to open at the National Gallery on April 28(PDF 2.3MB)

April 2, 1996
Major paintings by Johns and Stella and Avant-Garde theater programs are among 214 recent gifts to the National Gallery of Art(PDF 2.2MB)

April 16, 1996
National Gallery reveals the extraordinary wonders of Mexico's earliest civilization in first comprehensive show of Olmec art June 30-October 20, 1996(PDF 4.8MB)

April 16, 1996
Colossal head from San Lorenzo leaves Mexico for the first time; Is heaviest work of art ever installed in National Gallery of Art, June 30-October 20, 1996(PDF 1.6MB)

April 23, 1996
A new spirit in landscape painting; In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting opens at the National Gallery of Art on May 26(PDF 2.8MB)

April 23, 1996
Update Release: Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller, opening at the National Gallery on April 28, presents exceptional range of Dutch master's paintings(PDF 3.6MB)

April 29, 1996
Spring in Budapest: Hungarian Film in Retrospect film series opens at the National Gallery of Art on May 4; Features two American Premieres(PDF 2.9MB)

May 14, 1996
All of Thomas Eakins' known rowing pictures brought together for the first time; at the National Gallery of Art June 23-September 29, 1996(PDF 2.7MB)

May 31, 1996
Masterpieces from the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to come to the National Gallery of Art, Sole American venue June 16-September 2, 1996(PDF 2.7MB)

May 31, 1996
National Gallery begins overhaul of West Building skylights and upgrade of energy management and fire protection systems; Italian paintings and sculpture moved during first phase(PDF 2.1MB)

June 20, 1996
National Gallery offers summer exhibition programs for families(PDF 1.4MB)

June 28, 1996
National Gallery 1996 summer film season begins July 6; Features neorealist Auteur Vittorio De Sica and popular silent-era classics with original music(PDF 2.7MB)

August 1, 1996
Advance exhibition schedule(PDF 16.1MB)

August 5, 1996
First major exhibition of Georges de la Tour paintings in quarter century opens at the National Gallery of Art October 6, 1996; Includes works by leading contemporaries(PDF 1.9MB)

August 5, 1996
Stellar lineup from Herbert and Nannette Rothschild family collections of modern art opens at National Gallery of Art on September 22(PDF 1.9MB)

August 5, 1996
First major American survey of Victorian painting to open at the National Gallery of Art February 16, 1997(PDF 2.6MB)

August 5, 1996
A major German artist rediscovered: Adolph Menzel at National Gallery of Art September 15, 1996- January 5, 1997(PDF 1.8MB)

August 16, 1996
Heroic Civil War Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to be restored, recast, and relocated [National Park Service news release](PDF 1.5MB)

August 16, 1996
National Gallery of Art 55th concert season celebrates Schubert bicentennial and gallery exhibitions; first concert scheduled for October 6(PDF 4.9MB)

August 23, 1996
Extraordinary drawings from Windsor Castle by Michelangelo and those he influenced at the National Gallery of Art, October 27, 1996(PDF 2.8MB)

September 10, 1996
National Gallery Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts announces 1996-1997 appointments(PDF 4.2MB)

September 10, 1996
A major German artist rediscovered: Adolph Menzel at National Gallery of Art September 15, 1996-January 5, 1997 [updated release](PDF 2.1MB)

September 10, 1996
Ruth Anderson Coggeshall named Chief Development Officer for the National Gallery of Art(PDF 1.1MB)

September 29, 1996
National Gallery of Art names Marla Prather Head of Department for Twentieth-Century Art(PDF 1.2MB)

September 29, 1996
The Burnett Foundation awards $600,000 to complete O'Keeffe catalogue raisonné(PDF 1.4MB)

September 30, 1996
National Gallery of Art names Mark Leithauser Chief of Design and Architectural Services(PDF 1.2MB)

October 1, 1996
Updated Release: First major exhibition of Georges de la Tour paintings in quarter century opens at the National Gallery of Art on October 6, 1996. Includes work by leading contemporaries(PDF 2.6MB)

October 10, 1996
National Gallery Collectors Committee selects Eva Hesse's Test Piece for Contingent for its 1996 addition to the collection; Also makes possible acquisition of key works on paper(PDF 2.6MB)

October 22, 1996
Extraordinary drawings from Windsor Castle by Michelangelo and those he influenced at the National Gallery of Art, October 27, 1996 [Updated release](PDF 2.6MB)

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