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  • GW University, National Gallery of Art agree to take over Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC

    GW University, National Gallery of Art agree to take over Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC.

  • Central Park Zoo, New York, 1967

    The way we were (in pictures)

    You remember cameras — those mechanical devices that take photographs, but can't be used for phone calls, texting, or listening to the latest Lady Gaga hit? You may even recall black-and-white photographs, once the dominant kind, now relegated to a few fuzzy news shots in the newspapers.

  • Real 'Monuments Men' records go on display in DC

    When art historians saw Paris fall to the Nazis in World War II, they immediately realized Europe's vast monuments, art, cathedrals and architecture were at risk and began mobilizing to protect such treasures.

  • File Name: 3413-011.jpg 
 Valentin Serov 
 Anna Pavlova from Les Sylphides, poster for the first Russian season, 1909 
 color lithograph 
 framed: 256.2 x 201.5 cm (100 7/8 x 79 5/16 in.) 
 V&A, London

    Not the same old dance: 'Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929' at National Gallery of Art

    Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes astonished the world by transforming not only ballet, but all the arts in the 20th century — an achievement celebrated with flair in an impressive new major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art: "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music."

  • "Ferdinand Lured by Ariel" (Bridgeman Art Library)

    National Gallery of Art to showcase Pre-Raphaelite works

    The wistful maidens and valiant knights of Pre-Raphaelite art can strike the modern viewer as sentimental claptrap from the Victorian age. But a new exhibition of this British art at the National Gallery of Art insists that these pedantic, medieval-inspired works represent an avant-garde movement.

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 6, 2002, file photo, Michelangelo's "David-Apollo" is bathed in light at the Art Institute of Chicago. The sculpture goes on view Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The sculpture, from the year 1530, is on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence, and was last shown in the U.S. capital in 1949 when it drew nearly 800,000 visitors. It was also a centerpiece for those who attended President Harry Truman's inaugural reception at the gallery. (AP Photo/Brandi Jade Thomas, File)

    Michelangelo’s ‘David-Apollo’ pays return visit to U.S.

    A 482-year-old youth has arrived in Washington as part of a campaign many see as aimed at countering Italy's current negative economic image.

  • Embassy Row: Ciao, America

    The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the National Gallery of Art this week to celebrate a nation that – as they said – was discovered by an Italian and named after one.

  • 250-year-old Japanese paintings to be shown in DC

    A 30-scroll set of nature paintings from the 1700s that's owned by Japan's royal family and considered a cultural treasure is being shown in its entirety for the first time outside of the country at an exhibit in Washington.

  • Andy Warhol's art takes stage on National Mall

    Andy Warhol is known for soup cans and celebrity images, not so much for painting headlines and abstract works.

  • Statue leaves Italy for 1st time since 1816 for US

    One of the best preserved sculptures from Roman antiquity, the "Capitoline Venus," has left Italy for the first time in nearly 200 years for a special display at the National Gallery of Art.

  • An absence of silver in the Hunt Museum horse's alloy suggests it was cast in the late 1800s.

    Deciphering the da Vinci code

    Was the little bronze horse really made by Leonardo da Vinci? New technical evidence unravels the mystery surrounding a small Renaissance sculpture.

  • By the 1520s, Tullio's energetic portraiture came to be emulated by the sculptors in his orbit. Freestanding female busts carved by Antonio Minello, including "Grieving Heroine," are clearly inspired by the head-tilting, open-mouthed figures depicted by Tullio decades earlier.

    ARTS: Dreamy portraits in marble from Venetian Renaissance sculptors

    During the Italian Renaissance, Venice enjoyed a golden era of painting. Artists such as Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione and Titian combined secular subject matter with atmospheric effects and vivid colors to innovate in the new medium of oils. Their brilliant canvases have long overshadowed the City of Water's three-dimensional art during the early 1500s.

  • Depicting the food produced in the Spanish climate, the artist meant to represent the four seasons with gastronomic themes. "Still Life With Chocolate Service, Bread Roll and Biscuits," a still life featuring a pot of hot chocolate, one of the more unusual compositions in the exhibit, evokes winter.

    ART: Still-life paintings of fruits, vegetables at Gallery

    Piles of plump cucumbers, juicy watermelons and ripe tomatoes fill the paintings by little-known Spanish artist Luis Melendez to advertise nature's bounty.

  • Josef Sudek's "From My Studio Window" (1946) expresses a melancholy mood.

    ART: Amateur photographers focus of National Gallery exhibition

    European modern photography is once again on view at the National Gallery of Art. "Jaromir Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde" unravels the strands of Czech photography woven into the museum's exhilarating 2007 survey, "Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945."

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