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Press Releases: 2007

December 21, 2007
Ancient Afghan Treasures to Tour United States in 2008; Exhibition Organized by National Geographic Society and National Gallery of Art in Cooperation with National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul

December 19, 2007
Plein-Air Practice in the Forest of Fontainebleau to be Explored in Exhibition Premiering at National Gallery of Art, Washington March 2 –June 8, 2008

December 18, 2007
National Gallery of Art Seeks Drawings, Watercolors, and Paintings on Paper by Mark Rothko in Italy for Essential reference Volumes

December 18, 2007
Complete Survey of Renaissance Medals Collections at the National Gallery of Art Now Available

November 19, 2007
Bronze and Boxwood: Masterpieces from the Robert H. Smith Collection, January 27 through May 4

November 13, 2007
National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Announces 2007–2008 Appointments

November 7, 2007
Holiday Shopping At The National Gallery Of Art Includes Edward Hopper And J.M.W. Turner Exhibition Shops

October 19, 2007
National Gallery of Art Names Harry Cooper as Head of Department of Modern Art

October 19, 2007
National Gallery of Art Trustees Appoint Frederick W. Beinecke as New Trustee; John Wilmerding Becomes Chairman, and John C. Fontaine Becomes Trustee Emeritus

October 19, 2007
National Gallery of Art Announces 2007 Fall Lecture Program

October 19, 2007
National Gallery of Art Celebrates the 2007 Holiday Season

October 19, 2007
Popular Ice Skating Rink in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Opens in Mid-November for Ninth Consecutive Year

October 18, 2007
National Gallery of Art Announces Performances for first Half of 2007–2008 Concert Season through December 30

October 18, 2007
National Gallery of Art 2007 Fall Film Series Premieres New Films From Romania and Salutes Edward Hopper and J.M.W. Turner

October 17, 2007
Final Celebrations at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at Windsor Castle Mark the Centenary of Paul Mellon’s Birth

October 12, 2007
Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections

October 12, 2007
The Baroque Woodcut

October 12, 2007
World Premiere Announced for Sanctuary at the National Gallery of Art on November 18, 2007; Presented in Celebration of Rauschenberg Exhibition

September 21, 2007
Historical engravings of scenic Great Britain will be on view September 22, 2007 through February 24, 2008; complements “J.M.W. Turner” exhibition, October 1, 2007 through January 6, 2008 at National Gallery of Art

September 11, 2007
"J.M.W. Turner" Premieres at National Gallery of Art, Washington, in the Largest Turner Retrospective Ever in the United States, October 1, 2007 Through January 6, 2008

August 9, 2007
Amateur Photography to be Spotlighted at National Gallery of Art in The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: from the Collection of Robert E. Jackson, on View October 7 through December 31, 2007

August 8, 2007
Important Early Sculpture by Donald Judd Now on View Near Bochner Wall Drawing; Recent Minimalist Acquisitions to Replace Rothko Mural Paintings on View Since 2003 at the National Gallery of Art, East Building

July 31, 2007
College Graduates and Post-Graduates from Twelve States and Four Countries Awarded Summer Internships at the National Gallery of Art

July 19, 2007
Undisturbed by Color: Art and the Early Photographic Album, on View Through September 16, 2007

June 22, 2007
See Old Masters in a New Way "Later the Same Evening; an opera inspired by five paintings of Edward Hopper"

June 15, 2007
Rare 17th-Century Ivory and Significant Schongauer Engraving are Among Major Acquisitions of May 2007 at the National Gallery of Art

May 25, 2007
See Old Masters in a New Way; The National Gallery of Art Presents Crosscurrents: American and European Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection, through December 31, 2007

May 22, 2007
"Paul Mellon: In His Own Words," A New Documentary by the National Gallery of Art Premieres on WETA-TV and Apple iTunes© in June

May 10, 2007
First American Exhibition in Almost 25 Years to Focus on Works by Claude Lorrain, on View May 27–August 12, 2007

May 2, 2007
Benny Goodman-Style Jazz and Wednesday Noon Piano Concerts Celebrate the Legacy of Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art; May 2—June 6, 2007

April 20, 2007
Rembrandt's Titus Makes a Return Visit to the National Gallery of Art, Launching a Series of Exchanges with the Norton Simon Foundations

April 18, 2007
"Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence" Premieres in United States in First International Exhibition at National Gallery of Art, Washington July 1–October 8, 2007

April 17, 2007
"Jazz in the Garden" Concerts Return for Seventh Consecutive Summer in National Gallery of Art sculpture Garden every Friday, 5:00 – 8:30 PM, May 25–August 31, 2007

April 16, 2007
Exhibition of Old Master and Modern Drawings from a Private Collection Covers 400 Years of European Art: On View May 6 – September 16, 2007

April 16, 2007
"Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450–1700" on View at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 6– September 16, 2007

April 9, 2007
National Gallery of Art Acquires Important Works by Jensen, Morris, Ruscha, Scully, Mendieta, and Taylor-Wood

April 5, 2007
National Gallery of Art Spring Film Series Celebrates Paris of the 1920s, Prague of the 1930s, Premieres of New Musical Scores, and New Documentaries on Winslow Homer and Paul Mellon

March 30, 2007
First Survey Exhibition of Central European Photography between the Wars Premieres at the National Gallery of Art June 10–September 3, 2007

March 28, 2007
The Legacy of Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art to be Celebrated During the Centennial of His Birth

March 21, 2007
Related Activities for Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art

March 6, 2007
National Gallery of Art to Acquire Landmark Collection of Some 1,700 Prints Annotated by Jasper Johns

March 6, 2007
"Saturday Bookcase" at the National Gallery of Art Begins with Artist and Critic William Dunlap on March 24, Artist and Scholar David C. Driskell on April 14, and Author and Professor Leonard Barkan on May 5

February 15, 2007
First American Exhibition in 30 Years to Focus on Works by Eugene Boudin, on View March 25 – September 3, 2007

February 15, 2007
Popular Sunday Brunch Returns to National Gallery of Art Terrace Café

February 7, 2007
African American History Month at the National Gallery of Art Includes Sculpture, Lectures, and an Online Tour

February 2, 2007
Rare and Distinguished 19th-Century British Photographs and Major Work by László Maholy-Nagy are added to National Gallery of Art's Collection of Photographs

January 23, 2007
"States and Variations: Prints by Jasper Johns" Highlights Johns' Distinctive Printmaking Process, March 11–October 28, 2007

January 11, 2007
Washington's First Major Show of Edward Hopper's Career in More than 50 Years on View at the National Gallery of Art, September 16, 2007 – January 21, 2008

January 10, 2007
National Gallery of Art Recruits Volunteers for Adult Program Docents

January 8, 2007
"Sources for Shakespeare's Plays: Selections from the National Gallery of Art Library" on View through April 17, 2007

Update: February 4, 2007
National Gallery of Art Seeks Drawings, Watercolors, and Paintings on Paper by Mark Rothko for Essential Reference Volumes

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