Skip to Main Content

Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

October 1, 2000 – February 4, 2001
West Building, Main Floor Galleries 72 through 75, 77, 78, 79

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge, 1899, oil on canvas, Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly, in memory of her son John W. Mudd, and Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1992.9.1

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

Overview: Acquisitions received by the National Gallery of Art since its 50th anniversary exhibition in 1991 were presented in this showing of 53 paintings, 63 prints and drawings, 8 sculptures, and 9 photographs. Included were works by some 120 artists, including Sandro Botticelli, Albrecht Dürer, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Edgar Degas, and Vincent van Gogh. Works from the bequest of Paul Mellon and recent acquisitions of 20th-century drawings were shown in other exhibitions.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Alan Shestack, deputy director at the National Gallery of Art, was the coordinating curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition and the Web feature were made possible by Verizon Foundation.

Attendance: 131,335

Catalog: Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, edited by Alan Shestack. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.

Download a free PDF of the exhibition catalog (PDF 57.52MB)