National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Image: Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945   Image: East Building of the National Gallery of Art from the southeast. Photo: © Dennis Brack/Black Star   Image: Edward Hopper   Image: J.M.W. Turner   Image: Bronze and Boxwood: Renaissance Masterpieces from the Robert H. Smith Collection   Image:Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860   Image: Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections
Past Exhibition Resources

Many of our exhibition resources continue to be available online. View a selection of the images, brochures, special features, and virtual tours of shows no longer on view at the National Gallery of Art.

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The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors

In the Library: Marks of Ownership

The Baroque Genius of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition

From the Library: The Fleeting Structures of Early Modern Europe

Modern Lab: Material Interventions

Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800)

I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Deacon Peckham's Hobby Horse

George Bellows

In the Tower: Barnett Newman

The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

Citizens of the Republic: Portraits from the Dutch Golden Age

John Cage: Rocks, Paper, Fire

Shock of the News

Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540

The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

Modern Lab: The Box as Form, Structure, and Container

Michelangelo's David-Apollo


Larger Than Life: Ter Brugghen's Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene

Collections Frozen in Time: Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library

Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

In the Tower: Nam June Paik

Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit

Gabriel Metsu, 1629–1667

The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms

Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection: 1525–1835

The Declaration of Independence: The Stone Copy

Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome: The Capitoline Venus

A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre"

Publishing Modernism: The Bauhaus in Print

Artists' Books and Literature

The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries

Warhol: Headlines

Harry Callahan at 100

Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes

In the Tower: Mel Bochner

The Solemnity of Shadows: Juan Laurent's Vision of Spain

Mark Rothko: Seagram Murals


From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection

Ex Libris: Chester Dale

Announcing the Text: The Development of the Title Page, 1470–1900,
Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library

In the Tower: Mark Rothko

The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600–1700

Modern Lab: The Window Museum

Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580–1900

American Modernism: The Shein Collection

American Painting 1959–2009

The Body Inside and Out: Anatomical Literature and Art Theory
Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library

Edvard Munch: Master Prints

Arcimboldo, 1526–1593: Nature and Fantasy

The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875

Picturing the Victorians: British Photographs and Reproductive Prints from the Department of Image Collections


Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans"

Reading the Modern Photography Book: Changing Perceptions

Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age

In the Tower: Philip Guston

Designing the Lincoln Memorial: Daniel Chester French and Henry Bacon

Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illuminations from the National Gallery of Art

Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde

Recent Acquisitions: The Grega and Leo A. Daly III Fund for Architectural Books

Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life

Edouard Manet's "Ragpicker" from the Norton Simon Foundation

Stanley William Hayter: From Surrealism to Abstraction

The Beffi Triptych: Preserving Abruzzo's Cultural Heritage

Judith Leyster, 1609–1660

The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain

The Budapest Horse: A Leonardo da Vinci Puzzle

An Antiquity of Imagination: Tullio Lombardo and Venetian High Renaissance Sculpture

The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850–1900

Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800

The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works

Editions with Additions: Working Proofs by Jasper Johns

Robert Bergman: Portraits, 1986–1995

In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes


Bronze and Boxwood: Masterpieces from the Robert H. Smith Collection

Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860

In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet

Max Ernst: Illustrated Books

Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books

Richard Misrach: On the Beach

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Martin Puryear

George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings

The Lure and Lore of Antiquity: J. Carter Brown Memorial Exhibition

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples

Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered


Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955–1965

Paris in Transition: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art

Undisturbed by Color: Art and the Early Photographic Album

States and Variations: Prints by Jasper Johns

Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art

Homer, Eakins, and Bellows: American Paintings, 1870–1925, from the National Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection

Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper 1450–1700

Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings

Rembrandt's "Titus" from the Norton Simon Museum

Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art

Claude Lorrain—The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum

Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945

Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence

Tabernacle Frames from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art

Edward Hopper

J.M.W. Turner

The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson

Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections

The Baroque Woodcut


Cézanne in Provence


Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris

Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions

Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections

The Poetry of Light: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art

Charles Sheeler: Across Media

Gauguin Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection: Selections from Breton Sketchbook No. 16

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting

Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris

Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (1856–1909)

Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida

The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938–1958

Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych

Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings

The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Britain

Italian Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection


The Andy Goldsworthy Project

Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits

André Kertész

Cotton Puffs, Q-tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha

Jan De Bray and the Classical Tradition

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre

Gilbert Stuart

Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of Drawings

Irving Penn: Platinum Prints

Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits"

Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art

Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public

The Prints of Félix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea

Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Verrocchio at Orsanmichele

Pieter Claesz: Master of Haarlem Still Life

Audubon's Dream Realized: Selections from "The Birds of America"

Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters


Verrocchio's David Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence

Drawings of Jim Dine

Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya

The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place

American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection

"That the Freedom of the Human Spirit Shall Go On" World War II and the National Gallery of Art

Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford

Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Pastels of the Eighteenth Century: Recent Acquisitions

Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852 - 1860

Gerard ter Borch

Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions

Fauve Painting from the Permanent Collection


Édouard Vuillard

Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938

Frederic Remington: The Color of Night

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment

The East Building: Celebrating 25 Years

Small Wonders: Dutch Still Lifes by Adriaen Coorte

The Art of Romare Bearden

Picasso: The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier

The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting

Mark Rothko: The Mural Projects

Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1783-1853


Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection

The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici

Goya: Images of Women

An American Vision, Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum

Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown

The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting

Drawing on America's Past, Folk Art, Modernism, and the Index of American Design


Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries

Cy Twombly: The Sculpture

The Unfinished Print

Spirit of an Age: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women

Aelbert Cuyp

Henry Moore

Best Impressions: 35 Years of Prints and Sculpture from Gemini G.E.L.

A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt


Martin Johnson Heade

Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception

Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

Gerrit Dou (1613-1675): Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt

The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750

The Impressionists at Argenteuil

Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

Art Nouveau, 1890-1914

Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s, from the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art


American Impressionism and Realism: The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection

From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art

Photographs from the Collection

Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch

Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ: Saints and Sinners in Baroque Painting

Mary Cassatt

The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from The People's Republic of China

The Drawings of Annibale Carracci

Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages

From Schongauer to Holbein: Master Drawings from Basel and Berlin

An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Johannes Vermeer's The Art of Painting


A Design for the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of I.M.Pei's East Building

Alexander Calder: 1898 - 1976

Degas at the Races

Mark Rothko

Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare

Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Edo: Art in Japan 1615-1868


Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906

Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press

Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory

Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment