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Press Releases: 2008

January 11, 2008
Photography's Early History to be Revealed at the National Gallery of Art February 3 through May 4, 2008 [Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860](PDF 265KB)

January 18, 2008
Salomon Van Ruysdael Masterpiece and Renowned Wolfgang Ratjen Collection are Among Late 2007 Acquisitions by National Gallery of Art (PDF 429KB)

January 31, 2008
African American History Month at the National Gallery of Art Includes Major Collectors, a Top Soprano, Screening of Duke Ellington Film, and an Online Tour(PDF 229KB)

February 5, 2008
Updated release: Ancient Afghan Treasures to Tour United States in 2008 Exhibition Organized by National Geographic Society and National Gallery of Art in Cooperation with National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul(PDF 396KB)

February 5, 2008
National Gallery of Art 2008 Winter Film Program Includes Retrospectives Honoring Hungarian Filmmaker István Szabó and Russian Director Alexander Sokurov, Washington Premieres, and Personal Appearances (PDF 209KB)

February 14, 2008
Looking In: Robert Frank’s "The Americans" 50th Anniversary Celebration of Iconic Book of Photographs Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington; Travels to San Francisco and New York in 2009 (PDF 355KB)

February 19, 2008
Luminous Photographs of the Ocean and Beach by Contemporary Photographer Richard Misrach at National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 25–September 1, 2008 (PDF 379KB)

February 21, 2008
The Fantastical World of Max Ernst on Display March 2–September 6, 2008, at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 189KB)

February 29, 2008
Johannes Vermeer Masterpiece to Travel from the National Gallery Of Art, Washington, to the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, in Late 2008 (PDF 286KB)

March 6, 2008
Concert Schedule(PDF 181KB)

March 6, 2008
Lecture Programs: Spring 2008 (PDF 252KB)

March 20, 2008
The National Gallery of Art celebrates Italy's rich cultural links to Washington, DC during Italian Culture Week, April 1–6, 2008 (PDF 334KB)

April 3, 2008
"Jazz in the Garden" Concerts Return for Eighth Summer in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Every Friday, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m., May 23–October 3, 2008; Rain or Shine (PDF 308KB)

April 4, 2008
Stellar Collection of Renaissance Sculpture Promised to National Gallery of Art by Robert H. Smith (PDF 121KB)

April 11, 2008
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, A National Gift Program of Contemporary Art is Launched by the National Gallery of Art, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Institute of Museum and Library Services (PDF 318KB)

April 17, 2008
From Dürer to Ruscha: Exceptional Works on Paper Dating from the 15th Century On View at the National Gallery Of Art, May 4–November 2, 2008 (PDF 420KB)

April 22, 2008
Afghan Children’s Songbook is Celebrated with Performance on Opening Day of the U.S. Premiere of Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul at National Gallery of Art, May 25, 2008 (PDF 284KB)

May 2, 2008
Franklin Kelly to Become Deputy Director and Chief Curator of National Gallery of Art in October 2008; Alan Shestack to Retire After 43–Year Career in Museums (PDF 262KB)

May 14, 2008
Jan Lievens' Enigmatic Career And Relationship with Rembrandt Van Rijn Are Reconsidered in an Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, October 26, 2008–January 11, 2009; Traveling to Milwaukee and
Amsterdam
(PDF 303KB)

June 3, 2008
Native Washingtonian Martin Puryear's Career to be Showcased at National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 22–September 28, 2008 (PDF 307KB)

July 3, 2008
Updated Release: Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples Premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington October 19, 2008-March 22, 2009(PDF 330KB)

July 17, 2008
National Gallery of Art Summer 2008 Film Series Goes from Kabul to Kubrick (PDF 273KB)

August 7, 2008
Students and Scholars From Fifteen States and Four Countries Awarded Summer Internships at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 355KB)

August 11, 2008
First Exhibition of Indian Paintings by George de Forest Brush Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington September 14, 2008–January 4, 2009 (PDF 230KB)

August 11, 2008
Serial Landscape Photographs by Three Legendary American Photographers on View at National Gallery of Art October 12, 2008-March 15, 2009 [Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz](PDF 210KB)

August 15, 2008
From Classic to Contemporary: National Gallery of Art Announces Fall 2008 Film Season (PDF 229KB)

August 15, 2008
National Gallery of Art Concerts in 2008-2009 Include Four World Premieres and a Revival of A Work Commissioned by the Gallery (PDF 299KB)

August 15, 2008
The 67th Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art October 2008 to June 2009(PDF 228KB)

August 19, 2008
Leo Villareal, Rafael Moneo, Rachel Whiteread, Peter Schjeldahl, and Calvin Tomkins Are Among the Headliners in National Gallery of Art’s Fall 2008 Lecture Series (PDF 369KB)

September 5, 2008
Sculptor Leo Villareal to Install New Site-Specific Work at National Gallery of Art, Washington; Installation begins in Early September(PDF 231KB)

September 5, 2008
Largest, Most Complex Light Sculpture by Leo Villareal Debuts at National Gallery of Art, Washington (PDF 253KB)

October 9, 2008
Updated Release: Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington October 19, 2008-March 22, 2009.(PDF 545KB)

October 11, 2008
Roman Works Unique to National Gallery of Art's Collection are on View during Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples(PDF 198KB)

October 13, 2008
Early Excavation Studies of Ancient Roman Sites and Artifacts on View in the National Gallery of Art Library; Complements Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples October 19, 2008-March 22, 2009(PDF 181KB)

October 13, 2008
Garden Café: Italia at National Gallery of Art Offers Cuisine by Italian Chefs from Naples and Washington, D.C. for Exhibition Pompeii and the Roman Villa: New Menu Starts October 14; Exhibition Opens October 19, 2008(PDF 254KB)

October 13, 2008
Chef Bios [Chefs from Garden Café: Italia](PDF 109KB)

October 13, 2008
Pompeii and the Roman Villa Exhibition Inspires Public Programs and Cuisine at National Gallery of Art, Washington October 19, 2008 through March 22, 2009(PDF 284KB)

October 13, 2008
Pompeii and the Roman Villa Exhibition Shop Opens at the National Gallery of Art, Washington October 19, 2008 through March 22, 2009(PDF 187KB)

October 13, 2008
Pompeii and the Roman Villa Exhibition Documentary Film Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi, Produced by National Gallery of Art, Washington(PDF 204KB)

October 13, 2008
Installation and Exhibition Design Elements Provide Rich Context for Works of Art in Pompeii and the Roman Villa at National Gallery of Art, Washington, October 19, 2008 through March 22, 2009(PDF 221KB)

October 17, 2008
Mary Levkoff Selected to Become Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts in Early 2009 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.(PDF 180KB)

October 30, 2008
Ice-Skating Rink in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Opens November 15, Weather Permitting, for Tenth Season; Free Hot Chocolate for Skaters on Opening Weekend; Childrens' Placemats Available (PDF 115KB)

November 17, 2008
National Gallery of Art Celebrates the 2008 Holiday Season (PDF 386KB)

December 8, 2008
National Gallery of Art Seeks School Docents for Student Tours (PDF 362KB)

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