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Press Releases: 1978

January 5, 1978
East Building project statistics (PDF 1.4MB)

January 10, 1978
Advance Fact Sheet: East Building Project National Gallery of Art (PDF 6.3MB)

January 19, 1978
Advance Exhibition Schedule: East Building opening June 1, 1978 (PDF 2.3MB)

February 14, 1978
Thematic works of seven American abstract expressionists to be shown at Gallery's East Building opening (PDF 3.5MB)

February 24, 1978
National Gallery acquires three major American paintings (PDF 1.5MB)

[March 1978]
The Splendor of Dresden: Five Centuries of Art Collecting, An Exhibition from the German Democratic Republic to Open New Wing of National Gallery (PDF 2.1MB)

March 8, 1978
Three special installations of twentieth-century art to be shown at Gallery's East Building opening (PDF 4.3MB)

March 10, 1978
Early architectural fantasies of G.B. Piranesi to be shown at Gallery's East Building opening (PDF 2.2MB)

March 13, 1978
Unprecedented International loan show to open new special exhibition galleries (PDF 2.9MB)

March 13, 1978
Advance Fact Sheet [The Splendor of Dresden: Five Centuries of Art Collecting] (PDF 5.2MB)

March 17, 1978
Small French paintings in Bruce bequest to be shown in East Building June 1 (PDF 2.1MB)

March 24, 1978
Master drawings and watercolors to go on view at National Gallery's East Building opening, June 1 (PDF 2.9MB)

March 31, 1978
17th-century Dutch landscape recently acquired by National Gallery (PDF 1.4MB)

May 2, 1978
Free pass system for Dresden exhibition to be established on National Gallery plaza beginning June 1 (PDF 1.9MB)

May 5, 1978
National Gallery of Art announces special commissions for the New East Building (PDF 2.2MB)

May 16, 1978
National Gallery announces major Munch exhibition for fall season (PDF 1.4MB)

May 16, 1978
Press-Television-Radio notice of preview and opening for the National Gallery of Art's East Building opening (PDF 1.5MB)

May 22, 1978
Press-Television-Radio advisory: Further information on East Building opening, June 1 (PDF 824KB)

May 23, 1978
Note to editors [New phone number for inquiries about East Building and opening, and passes for the Dresden Exhibition] (PDF 792KB)

June 1, 1978
Remarks of the President [Jimmy Carter] at opening of the East Gallery [Office of the White House Press Secretary press release] (PDF 3.2MB)

June 1, 1978
Remarks of Paul Mellon at dedication of the East Building (PDF 3.3MB)

July 25, 1978
Attendance at Gallery's East Building reaches one million (PDF 1.5MB)

September 1, 1978
37th Season of Sunday evening concerts at National Gallery begins September 24 (PDF 2.1MB)

September 27, 1978
National Gallery acquires major Kandinsky painting and Munch print series (PDF 2.3MB)

October 3, 1978
Advance Exhibition Schedule (PDF 2.8MB)

October 20, 1978
Statement from the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, October 20, 1978 [concerning conservation at National Gallery of Art] (PDF 2.1MB)

October 24, 1978
Munch ballet to be performed at National Gallery (PDF 1.4MB)

October 26, 1978
Fragonard and Robert drawings exhibitions go on view November 19 (PDF 2.2MB)

October 30, 1978
Major Munch exhibition to open at the National Gallery of Art November 11 (PDF 2.8MB)

November 16, 1978
Gallery opens second in series on American folk-art tradition (PDF 2MB)

November 29, 1978
Eminent scholar of French 19th-century art appointed 1978-1979 Gallery Kress Professor [George Hamilton] (PDF 1.5MB)