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In the Library: The Richter Archive at 75

May 7 – August 24, 2018
Library Atrium

Unknown British photographer, Photo of Giorgione’s The Adoration of the Shepherds (1505/1510) while in the collection of Lord Allendale, c. 1937. Department of image collections, National Gallery of Art Library

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

In celebration of the 1943 arrival of the George M. Richter Archive of Illustrations on Art—the founding collection of 60,000 photographs that formed the nucleus of the department of image collections—this installation presents the history and development of the photographic archives of the National Gallery of Art. The initial gift has evolved into one of the largest collections of images of art and architecture in the world with over 15 million images ranging from daguerreotypes to digital files.

The installation is curated by Gregory P.J. Most, chief of library image collections, National Gallery of Art, and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Brochure: In the Library: The Richter Archive at 75 by Gregory P.J. Most. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2018.