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Press Releases: 2016

January 5, 2016
Historic Fisk Jubilee Singers Perform at National Gallery of Art in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday

January 20, 2016
Premieres of Recent Films on Artists, New Cinema from Iran in the Twentieth Iranian Film Festival, Screenings of Works from the Bolshoi Theater, New Features from Greece, and Special Appearances Highlight National Gallery of Art 2016 Film Season

February 2, 2016
Artists' Manuals and Material Catalogs Explored in National Gallery of Art Exhibition

February 3, 2016
300 Years of American Prints on View in International Traveling Exhibition Presented by National Gallery of Art, Washington

February 17, 2016
Winter/Spring 2016 Lecture Program at National Gallery of Art Features the 65th A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, Elson Lecture, Panel Discussions, Public Symposia, and More Than 25 Local, National, and International Distinguished Artists and Scholars from Prestigious Museums, Universities, and Colleges

February 29, 2016
National Gallery of Art, Washington Commemorates 75th Anniversary with Array of Public Programs and New Publication

March 8, 2016
Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain Restored by National Gallery of Art in Honor of 75th Anniversary with a Major Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

March 18, 2016
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards Historic $30 Million Endowment Challenge Grant to National Gallery of Art, Washington, in Honor of Museum's 75th Anniversary

March 18, 2016
Remarkable Painting by Frans Van Mieris, Early Portrait by Alex Katz, Stunning Dutch Trompe l'Oeil Painting, and an Exemplary Artist's Book by Joan Miró Enter the Collection of the National Gallery of Art

March 24, 2016
Drawing and Sketching Public Programs at National Gallery of Art, Washington, Supported by Faber-Castell USA

March 28, 2016
National Gallery of Art Launches Italian Paintings of the 13th and 14th Centuries Online Edition

April 22, 2016
Washington Premieres, Unique Ciné-Concerts, Special Appearances and Performances, Film Sequences, Documentary Screenings, Mid-Century Silent Portraits, and Digital Restorations Highlight the National Gallery of Art Film Offerings for Spring 2016

April 22, 2016
16th Jazz in the Garden Concert Series Kicks Off on May 27 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

April 22, 2016
$10 Million Grant Received by National Gallery of Art from the Walton Family Foundation to Establish John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art

April 22, 2016
Paul Mellon's Most Treasured Works on Paper Celebrated in Exhibition at National Gallery of Art in Honor of Gallery's 75th Anniversary

April 27, 2016
Janine Antoni, Sally Mann, Christina Ramberg, and Roger Brown Acquisitions Made Possible by the Collectors Committee Enter the National Gallery of Art's Collection

April 29, 2016
National Gallery of Art Reopens Newly Renovated and Expanded East Building on September 30, 2016

April 29, 2016
Catalogue Raisonné of Mark Rothko's Works on Paper to be Published by National Gallery of Art, Washington

May 6, 2016
Jonathan Bober Named A. W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at National Gallery of Art, Washington

May 20, 2016
Intersections Explores Connections Between Newly Joined Photography Collections from National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art

May 31, 2016
Paris Salon Catalogs Explored in National Gallery of Art Exhibition

June 1, 2016
Alexander Nemerov of Stanford University Presents the 66th Annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 2017 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

June 2, 2016
Key Works by Simon Vouet, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Morazzone), and Chuck Close Acquired by the National Gallery of Art

June 10, 2016
National Gallery of Art Awards 18 Summer Internships

June 15, 2016
First Monographic Exhibition on Prominent French Artist Hubert Robert Presented by National Gallery of Art, Washington

June 21, 2016
Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings Celebrated at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, July 3, 2016 through January 2, 2017

June 22, 2016
Barbara Kruger Exhibition Explores Artist's Standout Profile Works at National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 30, 2016–January 22, 2017

July 22, 2016
Grammy® Award-winning Musicians, Six Exhibitions, Reopening of East Building Galleries, National Hispanic Heritage Month, NGA GuitarFest, World and Local Premieres, Holiday Concerts and Community Caroling, and Mozart's Complete Violin Concerti Are Highlights of 75th Concert Season at National Gallery of Art, Washington

July 27, 2016
Damien Hirst's The Last Supper Presented at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, August 13, 2016, through January 1, 2017

August 19, 2016
National Gallery of Art Returns World War II-Era Duress-Sale Drawing to Heirs

August 22, 2016
National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2016–2017 Academic Year Appointments

August 29, 2016
The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art at the National Gallery of Art Will Feature Six Distinguished Scholars from Four Prestigious Universities and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 7, 2016
Celebrate the Re-opening of the National Gallery of Art East Building Galleries with an Array of Free Public Programs and Evening Hours

September 7, 2016
Life of Art Dealer Virginia Dwan and Her Galleries Explored Through Installation of Personal and Gallery Archives in National Gallery of Art Library Exhibition

September 7, 2016
Historic Exhibition on Renowned Dwan Gallery to Premiere at National Gallery of Art, Washington

September 9, 2016
Important Contemporary Photography Collection Inaugurates East Building Reopening; Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Promised to National Gallery of Art

September 13, 2016
Major Exhibition Reveals Importance of Drawings to Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age

September 26, 2016
National Gallery of Art Lectures Celebrate Reopening of East Building with Artists, Scholars, and Noted Authors

October 3, 2016
Premiere of National Gallery of Art's After-hours Program Evenings at the Edge Celebrates Reopening of the East Building Galleries; East Building Open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Second Thursdays, October 2016 through April 2017

October 5, 2016
National Gallery of Art Announces Starr Catering Group as Catering Partner

October 5, 2016
Film Series on Virginia Dwan, Barbara Kruger, and Umberto Eco: Premieres; Portrait of Ellsworth Kelly; Rich Legacy of the Silk Road; Early Works by Buñuel; Annual Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture with Historian Tom Gunning; Selections from the International Festival of Films on Art; and Ciné-Concerts Highlighted in National Gallery of Art Fall Film Season

October 6, 2016
National Gallery of Art Acquires Caspar Netscher's Masterpiece A Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page

October 20, 2016
Gustave Caillebotte Painting Donated by Scharffenberger Family of California to National Gallery of Art, Washington -French Impressionist Masterpiece Now on View

October 24, 2016
Key Works by Caspar Netscher, Herman Saftleven, and Emil Nolde Acquired by the National Gallery of Art—Acquisitions include Gifts from Outgoing Trustees Council Chair Vincent Buonanno

October 25, 2016
National Gallery of Art Awards 10 Fall Fellowships and Internships

November 1, 2016
Popular Ice Rink in National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Opens Mid-November; Free Hot Chocolate on Opening Weekend; Wide Range of Skating Classes for All Ages and Levels

November 7, 2016
Stuart Davis Exhibition Opens at National Gallery of Art, Washington; Showcases Jazz-Infused Paintings and Explores His Unique Working Method On view November 20, 2016–March 5, 2017

November 18, 2016
First U.S. Exhibition of Della Robbia Sculptures Travels to National Gallery of Art, Washington

December 23, 2016
National Gallery of Art 2017 Winter Lecture Program Highlights Distinguished Artists, Scholars, and Curators

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