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Press Releases: 2020

January 2, 2020

National Gallery of Art Celebrates Extravagant Baroque Style of 17th- and Early 18th-Century Genoa in Landmark Exhibition on View September 26, 2021 through January 9, 2022

January 16, 2020

Acquisition: Oliver Lee Jackson, “Triptych (3.20.15, 5.21.15, 6.8.15)”

January 27, 2020

National Gallery of Art’s Winter and Spring Lecture Series Feature World-Renowned Artists and Scholars in a Wide Variety of Programs

February 13, 2020

In the Library: Time/Travel through Artists' Books

February 14, 2020

NGA Nights Returns This Spring with Dynamic Headliners, an Ode to the District

February 14, 2020

National Gallery of Art Washington Announces New Curator of Italian and Spanish Paintings Eve Straussman-Pflanzer

February 20, 2020

Pioneering Artist Lynda Benglis Celebrated in Exhibition

March 6, 2020

Professor Steven Nelson Announced as New Dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at National Gallery of Art, Washington

March 11, 2020

New Senior Research Fellowships Focus on Underrepresented Areas of Art History First Fellowships Will Build Upon Initiatives in African American Art

March 12, 2020

National Gallery of Art to Close March 14

March 12, 2020

Acquisition: María Berrío, “A Sunburst Restrained”

March 12, 2020

Acquisition: Barbara Morgan, “Martha Graham, American Document ('Puritan Love Duet' with Erick Hawkins)”

March 19, 2020

National Gallery of Art 2020 Spring Film Program Features Agnès Varda Tribute, Julia Reichert Retrospective, Romanian and Austrian Films, American Premieres, and Discussions with Filmmakers and Performers

May 15, 2020

In Memoriam: Alan Shestack (1938–2020)

June 1, 2020

Director's Message

June 15, 2020

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Reopens June 20; Visitor Guidelines and Phased Museum Reopening Announced

June 24, 2020

Major Painting by Native American Artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith Acquired by National Gallery of Art

June 24, 2020

Acquisition: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, “I See Red: Target”

July 2, 2020

National Gallery of Art Hosts Virtual Summer Internships Across Nations and Disciplines

July 2, 2020

Michael Lapthorn Named as New Chief of Design for National Gallery of Art, Washington

July 9, 2020

Acquisition: Dirck Hals, “Merry Company on a Terrace”

July 13, 2020

National Gallery of Art Celebrates Degas's Love of the Paris Opéra in Exhibition on View March 1 through October 12, 2020 (update of October 11, 2019 release)

July 13, 2020

National Gallery of Art West Building Ground Floor Reopens July 20 with Free Timed Passes Required for Entry

July 23, 2020

Updated Dates for Philip Guston Retrospective with International Tour Announced for 2021–2022 (update of June 27, 2019 release)

July 23, 2020

Acquisition: Emma Amos

July 27, 2020

National Gallery of Art Appoints Sheila McDaniel as Administrator

August 7, 2020

Acquisition: John Outterbridge, “Plus Tax: Shopping Bag Society, Rag Man Series”

August 19, 2020

Acquisition: Eva Hesse

September 1, 2020

National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Announces 2020–2021 Academic Year Appointments in Virtual Environment

September 4, 2020

Acquisition: Ralston Crawford

September 18, 2020

Acquisition: Achille-Etna Michallon, “The Forum at Pompeii”

September 19, 2020

National Gallery of Art Celebrates Revolutionary Female Photographers in Groundbreaking Exhibition on View October 31, 2021 through January 30, 2022 

September 21, 2020

Philip Guston Now - Statement from the Directors (update of June 27, 2019 release) 

September 22, 2020

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 (update of May 1, 2019 release)

October 1, 2020

Jennifer L. Roberts of Harvard University to Present the 70th Annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in Spring 2021

October 1, 2020

New Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Gives Scholarship and Teaching Opportunities to Emerging Art Historians

October 1, 2020

Acquisition: Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, “Coriolanus Taking Leave of His Family”

October 13, 2020

Acquisition: Frans Snyders, “Still Life with Flowers, Grapes, and Small Game Birds”

October 19, 2020

National Gallery of Art Announces Reopening of Additional Galleries This Fall; West Building Main Floor Partially Reopens October 26, with Additional Galleries Opening November 16; Ice Rink Canceled For the 2020–2021 Season

October 30, 2020

Acquisition: Adriaen Coorte, “Still Life with a Hanging Bunch of Grapes, Two Medlars, and a Butterfly”

October 30, 2020

Acquisition: Irving Penn, "Street Photographer (A), New York, 1950"

October 30, 2020

Acquisition: Thomas Demand “Embassy I,” from the series “Yellowcake”

November 5, 2020

New Schedule for Philip Guston Now Announced

November 10, 2020

Acquisition: Mickalene Thomas, "Melody: Back"

November 10, 2020

Acquisition: Roy DeCarava, "Dancers"

November 19, 2020

National Gallery of Art to Temporarily Close November 21

November 30, 2020

Acquisition: Jan Brueghel the Elder Wooded, "Landscape with Travelers"

December 2, 2020

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

December 28, 2020

National Gallery of Art Acquires Forty Works by African American Artists from Souls Grown Deep Foundation