Skip to Main Content

Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

June 10 – June 30, 1964
Main Floor, Rotunda

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: Whistler's famous portrait of his mother was lent by the Musée du Louvre to Saint Louis for the city's 200th anniversary, and was then shown in Washington. The well-traveled picture had been in the United States many times before, most recently in Atlanta in February and March 1963 in tribute to 122 Georgians who had died in an air crash in France in June 1962 while on an art tour arranged by the Atlanta Art Association.

Leaflet: Notes and illustration of the painting.

Attendance: 58,767

Other Venues: Saint Louis
New York

Whistler, James McNeill
American, 1834 - 1903