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Press Releases: 2019

December 6, 2019
Exhibition of Early European Open-Air Painting Reveals New Scholarship and Recently Discovered Works

Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Washington Premieres and Award-Winning Performers

December 4, 2019
National Gallery of Art 2020 Winter Film Program Features Documentaries on American Artists, African and Armenian Films, Kiarosami Retrospective, Films by William Noland, Ciné-Essays, and Discussions with Filmmakers

November 5, 2019
National Gallery of Art Announces Two New Executive Officers and Christiane Ellis Valone Curator of American Paintings

Richard Mosse’s Powerful “Incoming” Video Installed at the National Gallery of Art

October 25, 2019
Discover the Holiday Season at the National Gallery of Art

Popular Ice Rink in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Opens Friday, November 15; Free Hot Chocolate on Opening Weekend; Skating Classes for All Ages and Levels

October 17, 2019
National Gallery of Art Selected as a 2019 Bank of America Art Conservation Project Grant Recipient

October 16, 2019
In Memoriam: E.A. Carmean, Jr. (1945–2019)

October 11, 2019
National Gallery of Art Celebrates Degas's Love of the Paris Opéra in Exhibition on View March 1 through July 5, 2020


September 30, 2019
National Gallery of Art Announces Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Dean Elizabeth Cropper to Retire in 2020

September 27, 2019
National Gallery of Art Trustees Elect Darren Walker as New Trustee; Mitchell P. Rales Becomes President; Sharon Rockefeller Reelected as Chairman; Frederick W. Beinecke and Andrew M. Saul Become Trustees Emeriti

National Gallery of Art Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Raphael's Death in Exhibition on View February 16 through June 14, 2020

Fall Film Program Features Eastern European Absurdist Films, International Art Film Festivals, Films by Shirley Clark and Basilio Martin Patino, Ciné-Concerts, and Discussions with Filmmakers

September 23, 2019
National Gallery of Art Awards Seven Academic Year Internships to Graduate Students in the Museum Profession

September 13, 2019

National Gallery of Art Presents Special Installation of Photographs by Robert Frank

Alonso Berruguete's Expressive Renaissance Sculptures Focus of First Major Exhibition Outside of Spain

National Gallery of Art Collaborates with Researchers to Analyze Permanent Collection Data

September 12, 2019
Fall 2019 Lecture Series Features World-Renowned Artists and Scholars in a Wide Variety of Programs

September 10, 2019
Statement on the death of American photographer Robert Frank (1924-2019)

September 2, 2019
National Gallery of Art Announces New Curatorial Staff: Betsy Wieseman, Shelley Langdale, Brooks Rich, and Aaron Wile


August 23, 2019
Groundbreaking Scientific Research and Technical Study of Verrocchio's Masterpieces Revealed in Newly Published Exhibition Catalog

Conservation Journal "Facture" Explores Series, Multiples, and Replicas

August 16, 2019
Fall Season of Free Concerts Features Gaelynn Lea, Cherokee Chamber Singers, and Music by Julius Eastman

Free After-Hours Program is Back with New Dates and a New Name: NGA Nights

August 1, 2019
American Surreal: Arshile Gorky and Nathan Lerner

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2019–2020 Academic Year Appointments


July 25, 2019
Photographs of Verrocchio sculptures by Renowned Scholar and Photographer Clarence Kennedy in National Gallery of Art Library Installation

July 18, 2019
[UPDATE] Extended Hours Announced for The Life of Animals in Japanese Art


June 27, 2019
Philip Guston Retrospective with International Tour Announced for 2020–2021

June 21, 2019
Exhibition on First 50 Years of Photography Celebrates Anniversary of its Invention and Recent Acquisitions

June 18, 2019
National Gallery of Art Awards 15 Summer Internships in Wide Variety of Curatorial, Educational, Administrative, and Other Roles

June 14, 2019
Major Exhibition Traces the History of Pastel in Art at National Gallery of Art, September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020

National Gallery of Art 2019 Summer Film Program Features Jonas Mekas Retrospective, Japanese Animals in Cinema, Barbara Hammer Tribute, Films Celebrating the Moon Landing, and Discussions with Filmmakers

June 13, 2019
Artistry of Fireworks Explored in National Gallery of Art Library Installation

June 7, 2019
Verrocchio's First Comprehensive Exhibition Explores His Innovation in Renaissance Art and Culture at National Gallery of Art, September 15, 2019 through January 12, 2020


May 17, 2019
National Gallery of Art Statement on the Death of I. M. Pei

May 2, 2019
National Gallery of Art Launches Alfred Stieglitz Key Set Online Edition

May 1, 2019
Yve-Alain Bois of the Institute for Advanced Study, Presents the 69th Annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 2020 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington


April 26, 2019
[UPDATE] Additional Details and Robust Programming Announced for First Exhibition on Animals in Japanese Art

April 12, 2019
American Art, 1900–1950: The Evans-Tibbs Collection

April 3, 2019
The Walter O. Evans Foundation for Art and Literature Collection of Frederick Douglass's Family Archive Explored in National Gallery of Art Library Installation


March 29, 2019
National Gallery of Art's Free Jazz in the Garden Concert Series Returns Friday, May 17, 2019

March 15, 2019
National Gallery of Art 2019 Spring Film Program Features Cinema from Cuba, New Films from Romania, Roberto Rossellini Classics, Washington Premieres, and Presentations by Filmmakers


February 14, 2019
Oliver Lee Jackson's Powerful Paintings of the Last 15 Years Presented at the National Gallery of Art

Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Performances on Harp and Koto, Mother's Day Presentation of Compositions Celebrating Female Leaders, and Return of Fourth Friday Sound Sketch Series

Evenings at the Edge Returns This Spring with Sensational Headliners, Expanded Offerings

February 13, 2019
Major Exhibition Explores American Pre-Raphaelite Art Influenced by John Ruskin at National Gallery of Art, April 14 through July 21, 2019


January 2, 2019
Lunar Photographs Celebrate 1969 Moon Landing in Exhibit at National Gallery of Art, July 14, 2019 through January 5, 2020


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