The initiative is funded by four of the country’s largest grantmakers.
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Native Artist’s Work Enters the National Gallery Collection
“Untitled” (1961) by George Morrison is the first work by a Native American artist to join the museum’s Abstract Expressionist collection.
How Leonardo’s “Monstrous” Drawings Inspired Modern Caricature
“Grotesque Head of an Old Woman,” recently acquired by the National Gallery of Art, is one of several studies by Leonardo exploring exaggerated facial expression.
I Am Not a “Gypsy”
Often, there is a disconnect between the museum world and Roma representation. One exhibition at the National Gallery of Art proves that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Climate Protester Who Souped Van Gogh Artwork Speaks Out
In a viral clip, 21-year-old activist Phoebe Plummer defended the protest and slammed the British government’s inaction on climate change.
Whoops! Turns Out Vermeer Didn’t Paint “Girl With a Flute”
The National Gallery of Art discovered that a student or associate painted the famous work.
New Research Suggests Vermeer Wasn’t as Polished as People Assume
During the pandemic, researchers at the National Gallery of Art found out some interesting things when they scanned the Dutch artist’s 17th-century paintings.
You’ve Heard of Wordle, But Have You Tried “Artle”?
The National Gallery of Art launched a new artwork guessing game inspired by the super-popular Wordle.
A Survey of Aquatint Prints Throughout History, From François Boucher to Goya
An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art will trace the technique’s development through Europe, starting in the late 1700s.
My Experience as a “Minority Intern” at a Museum in the 1990s
There were three “minority interns” at the National Gallery of Art in 1991. I was the “Hispanic” in the group.
The National Gallery of Art Acquires Quilts by the Women of Gee’s Bend
The DC institution has expanded its holdings of work by Black artists from the American South with a recent acquisition from Souls Grown Deep.
In the Wake of Severe Criticism, Postponed Philip Guston Exhibition Moved to 2022
Last month, four museums announced that they would postpone the retrospective to 2024, citing the need to better contextualize KKK imagery in Guston’s work.