Author Archive for Christian Josi

Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer” Sculpture Gets the Musical Treatment

A collaboration between the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center illuminates the history of one of NGA's most famous pieces.

Eliza Rathbone, the Phillips Collection’s 30-Year Chief Curator, Steps Down Today

"I think it would be fabulous if we had a Van Gogh self-portrait. Would it not?"

A First Look at the National Gallery of Art’s New Van Gogh

It hasn't been seen publicly in over 50 years, and it's one of the National Gallery of Art's most exciting acquisitions in a very long time.
Vincent van Gogh's 1889 masterpiece "Still Life of Oranges and Lemons with Blue Gloves," part of a major recent bequest from the Mellon family, is being prepped in the Gallery's conservation lab before it's put [...]

How the National Gallery of Art Handles a 62-Piece Bequest of Rare Works

Last Friday, while you were getting ready for a weekend of barbecues and cornhole, the National Gallery of Art was already celebrating. From the estate of the late philanthropist and perennial NGA supporter Paul Mellon, the gallery received a bequest of 62 rare paintings and sketches, including some by big-name artists like Vincent van Gogh, Winslow [...]

Q&A: Jayme McLellan of Save the Corcoran on the Gallery/College Split

Jayme McLellan, founding director of Civilian Art Projects and a former Corcoran College of Art and Design professor, isn’t happy. As a co-founder of Save the Corcoran, an advocacy group that’s worked to keep the gallery and school intact in its current location, she’s helped convince the Corcoran board not to sell its historic home, [...]