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Press Releases: 1997

January 16, 1997
Splendors of Imperial China: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei at the National Gallery of Art January 19, 1997
(PDF 5.3MB)

January 17, 1997
National Gallery Receives Major Gifts from Paul Mellon, the Meyerhoffs, Lichtensteins, Perls, and Others(PDF 3.4MB)

January 21, 1997
National Gallery of Art Showcases Treasured Works on Paper in Six Centuries/Six Artists, February 2-May 4, 1997(PDF 4.7MB)

January 29, 1997
Passes Required on Weekends and Holidays for Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington March 30-July 27, 1997. Advance Passes Issued Beginning March 16, 1997(PDF 1.6MB)

February 1, 1997
Advance Exhibition Schedule(PDF 11MB)

February 14, 1997
National Gallery Announces Pamela Harriman's Gift of Van Gogh's White Roses(PDF 1.3MB)

March 4, 1997
Alexander Calder: the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls Opens at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, on March 9, 1997(PDF 2.6MB)

March 17, 1997
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Launches World Wide Web Site. 100,000 Works of Art from the Collection Featured. More than 3,200 Full-View Images and 3,806 Details of Art in Magnificent Color(PDF 3.4MB)

March 26, 1997
Updated Release: Millennium of Glory: Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia at the National Gallery of Art, June 29, 1997(PDF 2.5MB)

March 26, 1997
Marian McPartland Trio Among Performers in 54th American Music Festival at the National Gallery of Art, Free Admission, Sunday Evenings, April 6-27, 1997(PDF 1.8MB)

March 31, 1997
The Nine-Ton Cat: Behind the Scenes at an Art Museum, a New Book for All Ages about the National Gallery of Art(PDF 2.1MB)

April 3, 1997
The Nine-Ton Cat: Behind the Scenes at an Art Museum, a New Book for All Ages about the National Gallery of Art(PDF 2.1MB)

May 1, 1997
Advance Exhibition Schedule(PDF 12.6MB)

May 9, 1997
Thirty-five Years of Creativity and Printmaking Mastery from Crown Point Press at National Gallery of Art, June 8-September 1, 1997(PDF 2.7MB)

May 15, 1997
Picasso Electronic Fieldtrip, a First for National Gallery of Art (PDF 1.7MB)

May 27, 1997
First Retrospective of Landscapes by Thomas Moran at the National Gallery of Art, September 28, 1997; Includes Yellowstone Images that Inspired U.S. Congress to Establish First National Park(PDF 3.2MB)

June 12, 1997
National Gallery Breaks Ground for New Sculpture Garden, a Gift to the Nation from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation (PDF 2.6MB)

June 20, 1997
National Gallery Acquires Important Early Homer Painting to be on View in Winslow Homer and the Civil War: Recent Acquisitions, July 19-September 28, 1997(PDF 2.7MB)

June 20, 1997
National Gallery Receives Major Donations from Heinemann Estate and Patrons' Permanent Fund(PDF 3.1MB)

June 23, 1997
National Gallery's Summer Film Season Begins July 2. Includes 5th Annual Silent-Era Cinema Series with Live Music, and Films on Cambodia, Circus Entertainers, Artists, and Alan Bennett's England(PDF 2.3MB)

July 14, 1997
National Gallery Holds Summer Teacher Institute Focusing on Mythology in Art, Music, and Literature(PDF 1.3MB)

July 31, 1997
National Gallery of Art's 56th Concert Season Begins October 5, American Festival to Include Gospel Ensemble for the First Time(PDF 4.2MB)

July 31, 1997
National Gallery of Art Presents First U.S. Exhibition of Italian Renaissance Master Lorenzo Lotto(PDF 3.1MB)

August 18, 1997
One of America's Greatest Sculptures, Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment, on View in Washington, September 21, 1997(PDF 6.4MB)

September 5, 1997
National Gallery Acquires Missing Rembrandt Copperplate Found on Back of Painting(PDF 1.9MB)

September 11, 1997
National Gallery of Art Presents First U.S. Exhibition of Italian Renaissance Master Lorenzo Lotto(PDF 3.4MB)

October 1, 1997
National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces 1997-1998 appointments(PDF 4.6MB)

October 2, 1997
National Gallery Board Elects New Chairman of the Board, Alexander M. Laughlin, and New Trustee Julian Ganz, Jr., as Ruth Carter Stevenson Retires(PDF 2MB)

October 8, 1997
One of Twentieth Century's Most Innovative Artists Celebrated in Centenary Exhibition, Alexander Calder: 1898-1976, on View at National Gallery of Art, Washington March 29-July 12, 1998(PDF 32.2MB)

October 14, 1997
National Gallery Presents Captivating Work of Dutch Draftsman M.C. Escher: A Centennial Tribute, October 26, 1997-April 26, 1998(PDF 2.2MB)

November 4, 1997
National Gallery of Art Presents Major and Recent Acquisitions in Exhibition Exploring How a Collection Is Built(PDF 3.3MB)

November 17, 1997
Joys of 1997 Holiday Season at the National Gallery of Art(PDF 2.1MB)

December 5, 1997
National Gallery of Art Extends Viewing of Shaw Memorial through Sunday, January 4, 1998(PDF 1.2MB)

December 18, 1997
Updated Release: One of Twentieth Century's Most Innovative Artists Is Celebrated in Centenary Exhibition, Alexander Calder: 1898-1976, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 29-July 12, 1998(PDF 5.2MB)

December 31, 1997
First Exhibition of Edgar Degas' Horse and Racing Subjects on View at the National Gallery of Art, April 12-July 12, 1998(PDF 3.4MB)

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