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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

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.

Image: 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

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