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Press Releases: 2012

January 5, 2012
Free Films for Children and Teens Highlight International Tales, Poetry, and More, this Winter at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 281KB)

January 5, 2012
Restored Classics by Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson, and Maurice Tourner, Plus New Independents, and Explorations of Photography in the Cinema, Open 2012 Season Film at National Gallery of Art (PDF 369KB)

January 11, 2012
African American History Month is Celebrated with Lectures and Podcasts, Including Conversations with Former NBA Stars Elliot Perry and Darrell Walker, at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 368KB)

January 11, 2012
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione Prints and Drawings On View January 29 to July 8, 2012, at the National Gallery of Art; First Exhibition to Explore the Italian Master's Inventions and Legacy (PDF 209KB)

January 11, 2012
Major Early Drawings by Pablo Picasso on View at the National Gallery of Art, Washington January 29–May 6, 2012 (PDF 254KB)

January 11, 2012
Opening Weekend of Newly Renovated French Galleries is Celebrated with Array of Free Programs Highlighting 19th-Century French Art and Culture at the National Gallery of Art, January 28 and 29, 2012 (PDF 276KB)

January 13, 2012
Newly Renovated and Freshly Installed 19th-Century French Galleries to Reopen At National Gallery of Art on January 28, 2012 (PDF 340KB)

January 30, 2012
National Gallery of Art Offers Romantic Outings During the Month of Valentines and Beyond with Concerts, Films, Lectures, and More (PDF 396KB)

February 3, 2012
Rare Still Life is First Work by 19th-Century African American Artist Robert Seldon Duncanson to Enter Collection of National Gallery of Art; on View Beginning February 3, 2012 (PDF 223KB)

February 6, 2012
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione Prints and Drawings On View January 29 to July 8, 2012, at the National Gallery of Art; First Exhibition to Explore the Italian Master's Inventions and Legacy (PDF 293KB)

February 6, 2012
The 70th Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 283KB)

February 7, 2012
Spring Concerts in the 70th Annual Concert Season Include Cherry Blossom Music Festival, Celebrations of Miró and Picasso Exhibitions, Voice Recitals, Washington Premieres, and more—at the National
Gallery of Art
(PDF 262KB)

February 15, 2012
Craig Clunas to Present Chinese Painting and Its Audiences for the 61st A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (PDF 209KB)

February 15, 2012
Greet Cherry Blossoms with a New Spring Menu Including Cherry-Inspired Dishes in the Garden Café Italia and Espresso Bar, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Starting February 17, 2012 (PDF 249KB)

February 22, 2012
Japan Spring on the National Mall: First Time Three Major Exhibitions of Masterworks by Japanese Artists Have Been Hosted by Any City Outside Japan; Accompanied by Array of Programs at the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries (PDF 283KB)

February 28, 2012
Large Group Portraits of the Dutch Golden Age Celebrate Civic Pride at the National Gallery of Art, Washington March 10, 2012, through March 11, 2017 (PDF 222KB)

March 16, 2012
NGA Images, a New Collection Image Resource, and Open Access Policy Launched by National Gallery Of Art, Washington (PDF 206KB)

March 21, 2012
"The Theater of the Street" Explored Through Photographs by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and More at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, April 22–August 5, 2012 (PDF 231KB)

March 26, 2012
Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) (PDF 837KB)

March 28, 2012
Spring Films Highlight Japanese Cinema, New Music for Chomón Shorts, Joan Miró, Jan Švankmajer, Michael Cacoyannis, and Bill Morrison—Plus New Films and Key Restorations (PDF 439KB)

April 6, 2012
National Gallery of Art Acquires Major Work by Simon Hantaï; Works on Paper by Andy Warhol and Robert Heinecken Also Acquired (PDF 307KB)

April 18, 2012
Twelfth Season of Jazz in the Garden Concert Series Begins on May 25 at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 271KB)

April 18, 2012
SFMOMA and National Gallery of Art Announce First Major Touring Exhibition of Garry Winogrand's Work in 25 Years (PDF 211KB)

April 26, 2012
Joan Miró's Work Examined in Landmark Exhibition, a First at the National Gallery of Art, Washington—Sole U.S. Venue, May 6–August 12, 2012 (PDF 340KB)

April 27, 2012
Musical Scores for Chomón Short Films Premiere on Opening Day of Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 246KB)

May 2, 2012
National Gallery of Art Summer Lecture Program Celebrates Miró, Bellows, Castiglione, and Van Aelst Exhibitions, and 20th-Century American Artists (PDF 240KB)

May 10, 2012
Deacon Robert Peckham's Recently Attributed Hobby Horse is Celebrated with Focus Exhibition of Children's Portraits at the National Gallery of Art, May 27–October 28, 2012 (PDF 249KB)

May 17, 2012
Barnett Newman's Masterpiece Stations of the Cross is Focus of Fifth "In the Tower" Exhibition at National Gallery of Art, June 10, 2012–February 24, 2013 (PDF 224KB)

May 22, 2012
First Comprehensive Exhibition in Three Decades of George Bellows' Prolific Career to Open at National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 10 through October 8, 2012; Travels to New York and London (PDF 273KB)

May 31, 2012
Summer Brings Classic Walt Disney and Warner Bros. Films, a Calder-Inspired Performance, and More Family-Friendly Offerings to the National Gallery of Art (PDF 313KB)

June 4, 2012
Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors Spanning Five Centuries Celebrates the Extraordinary Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle at the National Gallery of Art, June 17–November 25, 2012 (PDF 253KB)

June 21, 2012
National Gallery of Art Awards 17 Summer Internships to an International Group of Students from Ten States and Four Foreign Countries (PDF 444KB)

June 22, 2012
New Installation of Early American Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Kaufman Collection to be Unveiled October 7, 2012, at National Gallery of Art with American Paintings from the Gallery's Collection (PDF 208KB)

June 25, 2012
Summer Films Celebrate New Restorations, Philip Kaufman, Peter Greenaway, Miloš Forman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Aleksei Guerman, and More (PDF 365KB)

July 2, 2012
Portraits of George Washington and John Adams among 16 Masterpieces by Gilbert Stuart from National Gallery of Art Collection Being Conserved through Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant (PDF 245KB)

July 22, 2012
Herbert Vogel, Renowned Connoisseur and Collector of Contemporary Art, Dies at 89; Works Collected Over Five Decades with Wife Dorothy Reside in Collections Throughout United States (PDF 271KB)

August 3, 2012
National Gallery of Art Acquires Important Works Across Media by Adams, Moran, Whistler, Vasari, Sweerts, Le Va, and More (PDF 210KB)

August 15, 2012
Exhibition Examines Modern Practice of Serial Portraiture through Photographs by Stieglitz, Strand, Bing, Friedlander, Woodman, Lee, and More (PDF 213KB)

August 16, 2012
National Gallery of Art Presents First U.S. Exhibition to Explore Renaissance Augsburg's Rich Traditions and Innovations in Works on Paper (PDF 268KB)

August 24, 2012
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Artists manipulate the newspaper!
100-year history traced in Shock of the News On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington September 23, 2012–January 27, 2013
(PDF 249KB)

September 3, 2012
Wide Array of Related Activities Offered in Conjunction with Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective (PDF 305KB)

September 5, 2012
Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective On View at National Gallery of Art, Washington October 14, 2012–January 13, 2013 (PDF 297KB)

September 5, 2012
Seventy-first Concert Season at the National Gallery of Art Begins with Celebrations of John Cage Centennial; Continues with Czech and Italian Music Celebrations, Concerts in Honor of Gallery Exhibitions, and More (PDF 214KB)

September 6, 2012
Celebrating The Serial Portrait: Photography And Identity In The Last One Hundred Years With an Array of Related Programs (PDF 205KB)

September 12, 2012
National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Announces 2012–2013 Appointments (PDF 167KB)

September 24, 2012
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830 Celebrated With Rich Array of Related Programs at National Gallery of Art (PDF 217KB)

September 26, 2012
Fall Lecture Series at the National Gallery of Art Highlights Artists Joel Shapiro, John Cage, and Tony Smith, Plus Fall Exhibitions, Kaufman Installation, the Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art, and a Conversation about the Collecting of African American Art (PDF 244KB)

September 27, 2012
Chef Cathal Armstrong Creates Garden Café Americana at the National Gallery of Art in Honor of Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830 (PDF 258KB)

October 4, 2012
Fall Family Programs Feature a Play Inspired by Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein, Children's Films, and More at the Family-Friendly National Gallery of Art (PDF 280KB)

October 11, 2012
National Gallery Fall Film Events Feature Works by Cinematic Pioneers Alice Guy Blaché, František Vláčil, Werner Schroeter, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Chris Marker, Marcel Carné, Plus the Film Scores of Shostakovich and More (PDF 423KB)

November 5, 2012
Kerry James Marshall's First Solo Exhibition in Washington, DC, on View at the National Gallery of Art June 28–December 7, 2013 (PDF 318KB)

November 9, 2012
Ice Rink in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Opens November 17 with Free Hot Chocolate on Opening Weekend; Offers Wide Range of Skating Classes for All Ages and Interests (PDF 227KB)

November 16, 2012
National Gallery of Art Acquires Major Works Across Media by Ligon, Castle, Fornari, Asselijn, Tripe, and More (PDF 232KB)

November 30, 2012
Magnolia Tree Planting is Part of Ongoing Horticultural Activities at the National Gallery of Art (PDF 236KB)

December 6, 2012
National Gallery of Art Announces "DJs in the Garden: Spin, Cut, & Groove" Thursday Nights through February 2013 (PDF 237KB)

December 7, 2012
Ellsworth Kelly's Series of Colored Paper Images Featured in Exhibition at National Gallery of Art (PDF 201KB)

December 12, 2012
Michelangelo's David-Apollo Returns to the National Gallery of Art to Launch Yearlong Celebration of Italian Culture in the United States (PDF 236KB)

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