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September 9, 2002
New West Building Sculpture Galleries Presenting 900 Works of Art from Nine Centuries Open to the Public on September 29, 2002

July 5, 2002
Nicholas Penny Named Senior Curator of Sculpture at National Gallery of Art, Washington

November 20, 2001
National Gallery of Art Publishes Its First Online Catalogue Raisonné

April 30, 2001
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Pavilion Café Extend Hours Memorial Day through Labor Day

February 23, 2001
National Gallery of Art Acquires and Installs Five Plates, Two Poles, a Major Early Sculpture by Richard Serra

February 16, 2001
National Gallery of Art Launches New Audio Tour of Dutch and Flemish Paintings for Young Visitors

December 22, 2000
National Gallery of Art Videodisc of European Art Available for Loan Free of Charge

December 20, 2000
National Gallery of Art Acquires Core Collection of More Than 450 Photographs by Lee Friedlander

December 7, 2000 (UPDATED)
National Gallery of Art Presents "Ginevra's Story" A New Documentary that Uncovers the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's First Known Portrait, Narrated by Meryl Streep, to Air on Public Television Stations Nationwide

November 20, 2000
National Gallery of Art to Return Painting to Heirs as a Result of Gallery Research and Web Posting

November 15, 2000
National Gallery of Art Opens Redesigned Cascade Café, Offering an Enhanced Dining Experience for Visitors

October 2, 2000
National Gallery of Art Trustees Elect Robert F. Erburu as Chairman and Appoint Victoria P. Sant as New Trustee, as Alexander M. Laughlin Retires

September 18, 2000
National Gallery of Art Begins its Fifty-Ninth Concert Season 1 October 2000

September 2, 2000
National Gallery of Art Launches Children's Web Site

August 14, 2000
Paintings and Precious Objects from the Renaissance on View in Newly Constructed Italian Cabinet Galleries; Opening 17 September at the National Gallery of Art

August 14, 2000
National Gallery of Art Acquisition of Four 1960's "Projection Pieces" by James Turrell Made Possible by the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston; Artist to Give Fifth Installation Piece

July 29, 2000
National Gallery of Art Names Elizabeth Cropper as Dean of Center for Advance Study in the Visual Arts as Center Begins Third Decade of Programs for Scholars

June 9, 2000
National Gallery of Art Presents New Documentary About Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece "Ginevra de' Benci" Narrated in Italian by Isabella Rosellini to Air on RAISAT this Summer

April 25, 2000
National Gallery of Art Acquires Turn-of-Century Paris Metropolitan Entrance: After Exhibition Tour to be Installed in Sculpture Garden

March 13, 2000
National Gallery of Art Launches Online Tours of Alfred Stieglitz Photography Collection

March 13, 2000
National Gallery of Art Acquisitions of Late Warhol Painting, Drawing by Reinhart, and Photographs by Lyon and Winogrand, Made Possible by Collectors Committee

March 3, 2000
National Gallery of Art Acquires Sheeler's Classic Landscape, Dove's Moon, and Thompson's Tree Gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Barney A. Ebsworth

June 25, 1999
Gifts from Paul Mellon Bring Depth to National Gallery's French, American, and British Collections

February 2, 1999
Paul Mellon Reknowned Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts, Leaves Behind a Great Legacy

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