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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.

  • New York, 1968

    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.

  • Cat. No. 20 / File Name: 3413-036.jpg 
 Jean Cocteau 
 Vaslav Nijinsky from The Spirit of the Rose, poster for the opening season of the Thtre 
 des Champs-lyses, Paris, 1913 
 color lithograph 
 framed: 200 x 138.8 cm (78 3/4 x 54 5/8 in.) 
 V&A, London, Gift of 
 Mademoiselle Lucienne Astruc and Richard Buckle 
 in memory of the collaboration between Diaghilev 
 and Gabriel Astruc

    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."

  • "Lady Lillith" is among Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sensual portraits of women. (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.

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