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The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection (though not some special exhibitions) is free of charge. - Source: Wikipedia
The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden.
The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation to add new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden.
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.
The author Thomas Merton wrote, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." It's an accurate assessment. When you go to an art gallery or museum, certain paintings immediately capture your interest and imagination. Other works will lead you to feelings of boredom, frustration or even repulsion.
Herbert Vogel, an art collector who amassed over 5,000 works despite a modest income, has died at age 89.
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be," Polonius advises son Laertes in "Hamlet." Good advice to sons, but not to museum directors.
Of the three great Spanish artists of the 20th century — Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro — the first is a recurring subject of National Gallery of Art exhibitions, with seven shows in the past three decades. But while Dali awaits his turn, beginning Sunday Miro gets some overdue attention from the National Gallery in "Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape," a major new exhibition of well over a hundred works spanning his long, productive life.
Two major British art galleries have raised 45 million pounds ($72 million) to buy a Renaissance masterpiece that has been in the U.K. for 200 years and keep it on public display _ a purchase announced Thursday as a substantial cultural victory in tough economic times.
The Phillips Collection houses a dazzling array of works by a wide range of artists, among them Picasso, Renoir, Modgliani, Byron Beckford ... Byron who?
Greek police say thieves have broken into the country's biggest art museum in Athens and stolen two paintings.
Thieves carried out a well-organized, pre-dawn heist at Greece's biggest state art museum on Monday, taking two oil paintings by 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, police said.