Posts Tagged ‘National Gallery of Art’

Photo: Sally Mann at National Gallery of Art

Sally Mann signing her memoir, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs at National Gallery of Art, June 21st.
 

How the National Gallery is Finally Giving an Unsung Renaissance Painter His Due

Art-swapping and big restoration projects behind the scenes of Piero di Cosimo's first major solo retrospective

Gauzy, Haunting Platinum Photos at the National Gallery of Art

One turn-of-the-century photographer made a painting-like portrait by applying developing solution to the photo paper with a brush.

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.

The Corcoran Gallery Is Free Starting Friday

A court decision earlier this week cleared the way for the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, with much of the art collection going to the National Gallery of Art and the building and college going to George Washington University. We'll see the first impact of the split [...]

The Corcoran Is Officially Splitting

After decades of financial struggles, a protracted debate over unanswered questions, a court filing, an activist group's Hail Mary, and drama in the courtroom, the Corcoran as we know it will dissolve as planned. Judge Robert Okun handed down an order today approving the Corcoran's cy-près petition; the institution will essentially split in two, with the college nesting under the auspices of George Washington University [...]

On the Corcoran’s First Day in Court, Its COO Gets Grilled

Anyone who thought that the Corcoran’s dissolution was a foregone conclusion would think again after yesterday’s court proceedings. It was the first day of the D.C. Superior Court evidentiary hearing for the institution’s cy-près petition, which would allow trustees to amend the Corcoran's charter and toss the museum and the college to the National Gallery of Art and [...]

A D.C. Judge Accepted a Challenge to the Corcoran’s Partition. What Happens Next?

Advocates who aim to preserve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design won a major victory in court yesterday. As the Washington Business Journal reported, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun awarded standing to several members of the Save the Corcoran group that filed a motion to intervene in the legal proceedings to [...]

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 [...]

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