Paul Mellon's Most Treasured Works on Paper - Through September 18, 2016. Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the National Gallery of Art's leading benefactors. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, In Celebration of Paul Mellon features 88 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations.
“The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today,” an exhibition resulting from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, opened March 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The juried exhibition’s 43 artworks include sculpture, mixed media, photographs, paintings and drawings.
Esther Bubley Up Front brings into focus a photographer who created extraordinary images from ordinary moments. Drawn from a recent donation to NMWA’s collection, this spotlight exhibition presents 27 prints by Esther Bubley (1921–1998).
Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years.
Washington, DC—In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for centuries.
The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative ItalianRenaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) is at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from through May 3, 2015.
When I first saw a collection of El Greco’s paintings at the El Prado museum in Madrid, I admit, I was overwhelmed by the size of the paintings, I kept walking backwards to try to absorb the full meaning; the vivid colors, the elongations of figures soaring from floor to high ceiling.
When her work first appeared in 1879, American artist Mary Cassatt stated that her initial encounter with Degas’s art “changed my life,” while Degas, upon seeing Cassatt’s art for the first time, reputedly remarked “there is someone who feels as I do.”
After China’s Civil War in 1949 between the Communist Party and the ruling Kuomintang Party, the Kuomintang’s moved their government to Taiwan, keeping the name Republic of China ( ROC), and on the mainland the Communist Party declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Since that time, there have been no cross strait talks between the two parties with as much significance as the recent breakthrough