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NGA Online Editions

NGA Online Editions (œ) presents the most current, in-depth information on the Gallery’s collections by the world’s leading art historians along with rich capabilities for exploring that information. A customized reading environment is intended both to provide scholars with a useful workspace for research and to encourage the study and appreciation of art.


  • Peer-Reviewed Content: content is reviewed by leading scholars in their fields to ensure that NGA Online Editions provides the solid, authoritative information for which the National Gallery of Art collection catalogs are celebrated
  • Compare and Explore Images: view primary and comparative images side-by-side; explore technical images using overlay and cross-fading techniques
  • Enhanced Search: indexed terms and concepts drawn from entries, biographies, and essays allow for enhanced research possibilities
  • Citations: cite the text using preformatted citations with assurances that a permanent URL will always return the user to the information cited
  • Print/Export: print or download an entry, a biography, or an entire edition in PDF form for later use
  • Archived Versions: consult or print in whole or part the current or earlier versions of each edition