Upcoming Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art showcases world-class collections in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. It houses an extensive selection of the finest works from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum serves the country by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering understanding of works of art at the highest standards. It offers different programs, tours, free lectures, and resources to educate the public about art history, art appreciation, and more.

The National Gallery of Art will be opening its doors to several exhibitions in the coming months. Try to visit the Museum for these upcoming events. Passes are not required for these exhibits.

A World of Bonds: Frederick Sommer’s Photography and Friendships
June 16 – August 4, 2013
West Building Ground Floor

This is a one-room exhibition showing 27 photos, prints, collages, and drawings of Frederick Sommer (1905-1999). Sommer explored a wide range of subjects such as surreal arrangements of objects, disorienting landscapes, and virtual abstractions. The exhibition will let the public be able to take a peek inside how Sommers shared ideas with his friends such as Edward Weston, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, and Aaron Siskind.

Kerry James Marshall

In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall
June 28 – December 7, 2013
East Building Tower

Kerry James Marshall is one of the most celebrated painters known for large-scale paintings. His pieces reflect African American life and history. This exhibition will showcase 10 paintings and 20 works on paper; and it is the sixth in a series of Tower installations showing the developments in art since midcentury.

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013 – January 5, 2014
West Building Ground Floor

Yes, No, Maybe looks at the artist’s creative process by placing side by side fully resolved prints and other working proofs produced at the Crown Point Press from 1972-2010. The exhibition features some 80 prints by a range of artists including the illustrious Richard Diebenkorn, John Cage, and Chuck Close. It will also display prints from the more recently acclaimed artists Mamma Andersson, Julie Mehretu, and Chris Ofili.

Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial
September 15, 2013 – January 19, 2014
West Building Main Floor

The National Gallery of Art commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner by opening an exhibit which celebrates the “Shaw Memorial” by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The monument honors Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The exhibit features daguerreotype, tintype, and carte de visite portraits of the soldiers, the people who enlisted them, and the nurses. The are also letters, recruitment poster, and works by 20th-century artists including Lewis Hine, Richard Benson, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
September 29, 2013 – January 05, 2014
West Building Ground Floor

This exhibit presents a scholarly catalogue on the celebrated 19th-century French photographer Charles Marville (1813-1879). It shows Marville’s art and biography, his true identity and background. There will be around 100 photographs covering Marville’s luminous career, from landscapes, architecture, to photographs of Paris.

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