National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/23/2017 at 15:28. Facebook
The Gallery’s "Picture This" tours make the collection more accessible to adult visitors with visual impairments.

On Wednesday, May 24, join us from 1:00 to 2:00 in the West Building for a tour on "heads of state in general." For more information, call (202) 842-6905, or visit [ Go.usa.gov Link ].

Edward Savage, "The Washington Family," 1789-1796, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art,...
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The Gallerys Picture This tours make the collection more accessible to adult
Laurence Brocas
Michael Sanden
Mary Cassatt was born on this day in 1844. To celebrate, take a virtual "stroll" through our French galleries by exploring a few works by the artist.

From an early age, Cassatt knew she wanted to be an artist. She began her formal studies in her native Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She continued her education across the Atlantic, traveling to Italy, Spain, and...
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Mary Cassatt was born on this day in 1844 To celebrate take
Janelle Clark
Pat Sheldon
Karen Mussman Belcastro
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/21/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
Opening today! "America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting" brings together hidden gems and major stars from collections across America for a summer in the nation’s capital! From every corner of the country—Pittsburgh to Indianapolis, Birmingham to Phoenix—these works tell the story of the collectors, curators, museum directors, and dealers responsible for bringing the paintings...
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Opening today America Collects EighteenthCentury French Painting brings together
Michael Sanden
Angela Wheeler
Sheila Gutowski
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/20/2017 at 04:07. Facebook
Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi was born in California in 1904. After an apprenticeship with a cabinetmaker in Japan, the artist spent 7 months studying with Constantin Brancusi in his Paris studio. Brancusi encouraged Noguchi to work abstractly.

Carving stone enabled Noguchi to reflect, to engage in silent dialogue with forms and shapes that lay concealed. For him, the space around...
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Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi was born in California in 1904 After
Michael Sanden
Ignas Bednarczyk
Magdalena Thurin
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/18/2017 at 19:20. Facebook
Happy #InternationalMuseumDay and #ArtMuseumDay! As the nation's art museum, we love to see how you connect with works of art each and every day. Sometimes it's through making art, sometimes it is by taking a photograph, and many times it is by looking closely.

What inspires you at the Gallery?
Happy InternationalMuseumDay and ArtMuseumDay As the nations art museum we love to
Mary Angela Douglas
Suzie Taylor
Margot Ablamowicz- Sobotka
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/17/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
Can you keep a secret? Opening May 21, "America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting" will bring together 68 of the finest examples of 18th-century French painting found in American museums today.

Works of art have traveled to the Gallery from every corner of the country for the first survey of American taste for French painting of the period. See works like Joseph Ducreux's "Le...
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Can you keep a secret Opening May 21 America Collects EighteenthCentury French
Randall Mann
Michael Shaw
Eli Thon
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
05/16/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
What captures your attention first in "May Morning"? Nature was a lasting source of wonder for Charles Burchfield. His earliest works express his delight in the sights and sounds of quiet woodlands. The artist's technique was to sketch in pencil and add watercolor later.

Charles Burchfield, "May Morning," 1915, watercolor and gouache over graphite on wove paper, Corcoran Collection (Museum...
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What captures your attention first in May Morning Nature was a lasting
Michael Sanden
Chris Cloud
Gigi Anders
Take a look at this image of "Saint Peter" by Italian artist Grifo di Tancredi. It is one of five panels that originally occupied the same altarpiece, which would have been an imposing work with triangular gables (see this reconstruction of the full altarpiece: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].

Though Giotto's influence was felt in Florence, Grifo remained firmly in the orbit of the great Sienese master...
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Take a look at this image of Saint Peter by Italian artist
Amanda Floyd
Kiki Graillot
Happy Mother's Day!

John Singer Sargent, "Mother and Child [recto]," c. 1871-1872, graphite on wove paper, Corcoran Collection (Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond, sisters of the artist)
Happy Mothers Day John Singer Sargent Mother and Child recto c 18711872
William A Newman
Missy Roy
"Yellow Wall (Section I + II)" is a striking work from Robert Mangold's early breakthrough series of so-called Wall paintings. How do you think Mangold made this work of art? "Yellow Wall" consists of 2 notched panels constructed from standardized 4x8 foot plywood sheets. These are nailed to thick supports that are turned sideways. A narrow metal strip outlines the distinctive cutouts, whose...
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Yellow Wall Section I II is a striking work from Robert Mangolds
Joseph Kredlow
Mary Baker
David Fink
Join us tomorrow, Saturday May 13 at 1:00 pm as we explore the Gallery’s highlights on a tour of the West Building given by a deaf guide in ASL. The tour is also interpreted into spoken English.

For more information, email asl@nga.gov. [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, "The Fall of Phaeton," c. 1604/1605, probably reworked c. 1606/1608, oil on canvas, Patrons' Permanent Fund
Join us tomorrow Saturday May 13 at 100 pm as we explore
Byron Howes
Ted Sendler
Jean-Léon Gérôme was born on this day in 1824. Celebrate the artist's birthday with a stroll to Gallery 81 on the main floor of the West Building to see "View of Medinet El-Fayoum." This work was inspired by one of the many voyages Gérôme undertook to Egypt, North Africa, Syria, Asia Minor, and the Holy Land over the course of his career.

This painting depicts the oldest city in Egypt, with...
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JeanLéon Gérôme was born on this day in 1824 Celebrate the artists
Lana Bank
Onastasia Youssef
Eileen Gonzalez
This painting is one of the oldest paintings on the walls of the National Gallery of Art. It may have been created by an anonymous artist in Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire--now Istanbul, Turkey. Panels such as these were highly influential in the development of Italian painting. What do you notice first?

Gold striations that define the folds in the clothing, the round...
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This painting is one of the oldest paintings on the walls of
Laila Awar Shouhayib
Mary Sitarenos
Margaret O'Connor Champagne
A pioneer of modern photography, William Henry Fox Talbot invented the negative-positive process. This process allows many prints to be made from one negative.

In 1842, Talbot set off to France to create a book about cathedrals. He photographed structures in Paris, Rouen, Chambord, and Orléans. At the top of the Orléans Cathedral, Talbot positioned himself across from a tower, using a long...
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A pioneer of modern photography William Henry Fox Talbot invented the negativepositive
Thais Olmos
Vue Fine Art & Design
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Frans Hals was famous for his uncanny ability to portray his subjects with just a few bold brushstrokes. Often, he used informal poses to enliven his portraits. Here, Willem Coymans has one arm hooked casually over the back of the chair to enhance the lifelike quality of his portrait.

What's one word you might use to describe the subject of this painting? Coymans, painted at 22 years old, is...
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Frans Hals was famous for his uncanny ability to portray his subjects
Nancy Record
Drew Hall
Michael Maxim
"Art connects people back to who they were."

A new pilot program at the Gallery, "Just Us," provides interactive, in-gallery experiences for people with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Break away from the everyday in this program featuring two to three works of art in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Learn more about "Just Us" via Washington Post: [ Wapo.st Link ].

To...
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"Art connects people back to who they were"

This National Gallery of Art program helps people with memory loss ‘connect with who they were’

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Mia Feigelson
Musée de la Grenouillère
Merry A Mark
Join us tomorrow, Saturday May 6 at 11:00 am with the whole family on a tour in the West Building given by a deaf guide in ASL. We'll explore Thomas Moran's "Green River Cliffs, Wyoming." This tour is also interpreted into spoken English.

Email asl@nga.gov for more details.

Thomas Moran, "Green River Cliffs, Wyoming," 1881, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the...
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Join us tomorrow Saturday May 6 at 1100 am with the whole
Michael Sanden
Patti Chisholm
Robyn S. Martin
In 1886, Gauguin went to Pont-Aven in Brittany, a rugged land of fervently religious people. There he forged a new style.

Gauguin's greatest innovation was his use of color, which he employed not for its ability to mimic nature but for its emotive qualities. He applied it in broad flat areas outlined with dark paint. This tended to flatten space and abstract form. What color catches your eye...
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In 1886 Gauguin went to PontAven in Brittany a rugged land of
Walker Black Johnny
Bob Vaddish
Sara Romagnolo
Medals were a hugely popular sculptural form in Renaissance Italy to commemorate events and people, particularly rulers. The front of the medal is known as the obverse (first image), and often contained a portrait. Take a look at this image of Ferdinand II of Aragon who was King of Naples and Sicily, prince of Capua, and duke of Calabria. The reverse of the medal (second image) often reflected...
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Medals were a hugely popular sculptural form in Renaissance Italy to commemorate
Nancy Ambrose Reynolds
Erin Swift
Jonathan Jenkins
Happy birthday to photographer Sally Mann, born on this day in 1951. For more than 40 years, the artist has made hauntingly beautiful photographs that span portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. In 2018, the Gallery will present an exhibition of Mann’s work that explores her relationship with the South, including works like “Deep South, Untitled, (Scarred Tree),” 1998. Learn more on our...
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Happy birthday to photographer Sally Mann born on this day in 1951
Grant Nelson
Julie Newell Leslie
Constance Hartman