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Commissioned and Specially Selected Works of Art for the National Gallery’s New East Building, 1975–1978

Paul Matisse (left) and Alexander Calder study a model of Calder’s mobile Untitled (1976) for the East Building, November 5, 1975. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Installing Alexander Calder’s mobile Untitled (1976), November 1977. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Installing Alexander Calder’s mobile Untitled (1976), November 1977. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Installing Henry Moore’s Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece, 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Architect I. M. Pei (left) and Gallery director J. Carter Brown (right) with sculptor Henry Moore for the installation of Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece, 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Henry Moore with Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece, 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Anthony Caro (left) overseeing the installation of his sculpture National Gallery Ledge Piece, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Anthony Caro overseeing the installation of his sculpture National Gallery Ledge Piece, March 1978. Photograph by Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Installing Anthony Caro’s National Gallery Ledge Piece, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Weaver Josep Royo installing his tapestry after Joan Miró’s Woman, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Installing Josep Royo’s tapestry after Joan Miró’s Woman at the Gallery, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Robert Motherwell’s Reconciliation Elegy, 1978. Photograph by Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Art handlers with Isamu Noguchi’s Great Rock of Inner Seeking, January 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Isamu Noguchi’s Great Rock of Inner Seeking, January 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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James Rosati (second from right) overseeing the installation of his sculpture Untitled at the Gallery, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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James Rosati overseeing the installation of his sculpture Untitled at the Gallery, March 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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National Gallery of Art director J. Carter Brown (left) and collector and donor Madeleine Lejwa with Jean Arp’s tapestry Variation Sur Aubette, May 1976. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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National Gallery of Art director J. Carter Brown and collector and donor Madeleine Lejwa with Jean Arp’s tapestry Variation Sur Aubette, May 1976. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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Jean Arp’s Oriforme, c. 1978. National Gallery of Art, Gallery Archives.

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