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In the Library: Rachel Whiteread’s “Ghost”
September 17, 2018 – January 11, 2019
East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center

Rachel Whiteread casting Ghost (1990) with details of the room at 486 Archway Road. Courtesy of the artist

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

In conjunction with the exhibition Rachel Whiteread, the National Gallery of Art Library presents an installation of materials relating to Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture Ghost (1990). Considered the artist’s breakthrough work, Ghost is a plaster cast of the entire interior of a room in a North London Victorian home. In this exhibition the Library presents ephemera documenting the history of the sculpture as well as photographs of the previous inhabitants of this domestic space, revealing the more personal side of this seminal work in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

This installation is curated by Paige Rozanski, curatorial associate, department of modern art, National Gallery of Art, and Yuri Long, rare book librarian, National Gallery of Art.

Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

About the Artist

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Rachel Whiteread
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East Building Concourse Galleries

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Audio and Video

Press Event: Rachel Whiteread
Audio, Released: September 26, 2018, (20:43 minutes)
Introduction to the Exhibition—Rachel Whiteread
Video, Released: September 25, 2018, (41:46 minutes)
Introduction to the Exhibition—Rachel Whiteread
Audio, Released: September 18, 2018, (42:53 minutes)
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series: Rachel Whiteread
Audio, Released: July 20, 2010, (72:20 minutes)
Rachel Whiteread: "Ghost"
Video, Released: August 4, 2009, (8:10 minutes)