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Press Releases: 1941

January 10, 1941
[First announcement of opening of the National Gallery of Art and dedication ceremonies] (PDF 5.3MB)

February 1, 1941
[Notice to managing editors regarding the admittance of press photographers] (PDF 633KB)

February 1, 1941
[Information about National Gallery of Art building committee, architect, builder] (PDF 764KB)

February 27, 1941
President Roosevelt to dedicate National Gallery of Art March 17, 1941 (PDF 1.5MB)

March 1, 1941
Dedication - The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Washington (PDF 7.6MB)

March 1, 1941
Dedication - National Gallery to open at 8 PM for dedication (PDF 1.5MB)

March 1, 1941
[Announcement of dedication, information on building and collections] (PDF 756KB)

March 1, 1941
[Captions for photographs] (PDF 1.4MB)

March 1, 1941
Revised schedule - National Gallery of Art Dedication Ceremonies March 17, 1941 (PDF 885KB)

March 8, 1941
Facts about the National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C. (PDF 6.7MB)

March 14, 1941
[Erection of a memorial tablet in the Constitution Avenue lobby to the late Andrew W. Mellon and another panel in the lobby with the names of the Principal Benefactors of the National Gallery of Art] (PDF 768KB)

March 14, 1941
[Gift of acacia collection from Joseph E. Widener] (PDF 785KB)

March 15, 1941
Donation to the National Gallery of Art of a collection of prints by Miss Ellen T. Bullard and three anonymous donors (PDF 1.7MB)

March 15, 1941
Group of paintings and sculpture loaned to the National Gallery of Art by Mr. Samuel H. Kress to be shown with the Kress Collection (PDF 4.6MB)

March 15, 1941
Loan of a group of American paintings from the Chester Dale Collection (PDF 783KB)

March 16, 1941
Information to accompany photographs to rotogravure editors [regarding the National Gallery Building] (PDF 2.3MB)

March 17, 1941
The President's Address delivered at the Dedication Ceremonies on March 17, 1941 (PDF 4.6MB)

March 17, 1941
Remarks of Chief Justice [Charles Evan] Hughes, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, at the Dedication Ceremonies on March 17, 1941 at 10:00 P.M. (PDF 1.5MB)

March 17, 1941
Remarks of Mr. Samuel H. Kress at the Dedication Ceremonies on March 17, 1941 at 10:00 PM (PDF 1.5MB)

March 17, 1941
Mr. Paul Mellon's speech, National Gallery of Art Dedication (PDF 2.2MB)

March 17, 1941
Invocation by The Reverend ZeBarney Phillips, DD, Chaplain of the United States Senate, at the Dedication Ceremonies on March 17, 1941 (PDF 792KB)

March 26, 1941
Attendance during first week National Gallery of Art open to the public (PDF 800KB)

May 1, 1941
[Two Hundred American Watercolors exhibition] (PDF 4MB)

May 15, 1941
[Announcement of showing of Two Hundred American Watercolors selected from a National Competition] (PDF 783KB)

June 5, 1941
[641,277 visitors to the National Gallery and the closing of the Two Hundred American Watercolors exhibition] (PDF 827KB)

June 24, 1941
[Arrival of 22 paintings of the French 19th Century School from the Chester Dale Collection in New York] (PDF 1.7MB)

July 14, 1941
Great Fire of London, 1940 [exhibition] (PDF 2.9MB)

July 28, 1941
National Gallery has its millionth visitor (PDF 1.7MB)

September 21, 1941
Gift of painting [Advice to a Young Artist] by Daumier [donated by Duncan Phillips] (PDF 2.1MB)

September 28, 1941
Exhibition of Australian Art [Art of Australia, 1788-1941] (PDF 5.8MB)

October 1, 1941
[Descripions of three works of art from the Harris Whittemore Collection have been placed on loan for an indefinite period at the National Gallery (PDF 2.7MB)

November 9, 1941
[25 nineteenth century French paintings from the Chester Dale Collection to be placed on exhibition at the National Gallery] (PDF 25.5MB)

November 14, 1941
Gift of painting by Goya [Don Bartolomé Sureda donated by Mr. and Mrs. PH.B. Frelinghuysen] (PDF 1.7MB)

December 16, 1941
[Architectural Drawings of the National Gallery Building exhibition] (PDF 718KB)

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