National Gallery of Art

Mary Lee Bendolph, Blocks and Strips, 2002

National Gallery of Art Adds 40 Works by Black Southern Artists to Its Collections

The "milestone" acquisition includes works by the Gee's Bend quilters, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe and James "Son Ford" Thomas

Many of Philip Guston's later works, including Riding Around (1969), depict distorted, cartoon-like figures performing everyday activities while wearing Ku Klux Klan robes.

Understanding the Controversy Over Postponed Exhibition Featuring KKK Imagery

A major Philip Guston retrospective scheduled to travel to D.C., London, Houston and Boston will now take place in 2024

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, I See Red: Target, 1992

National Gallery of Art Acquires Its First Painting by a Native American Artist

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's work addresses questions of identity and appropriation

Henry Peter Bosse
Construction of Rock and Brush Dam, L.W., 1891
cyanotype

Photographs of America’s Eastern Treasures Finally Have Their Moment in the Limelight

A neglected period of American photographic history goes on display at the National Gallery of Art

Cool Finds

This App Puts a Museum in Your Phone

Get out and get some culture with a newly released app that gives art a smart spin

Edgar Degas' Study in the Nude of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Nude Little Dancer), c. 1878-1881 is the subject of a new show at the Kennedy Center starring Tiler Peck.

The True Story of the Little Ballerina Who Influenced Degas' "Little Dancer"

The artist's famous sculpture is both on view and the subject of a new theatrical performance

Author of Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow, Mathew Gurewitsch.

Matthew Gurewitsch on "Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow”

Matthew Gurewitsch on "Jan Lievens: Out of Rembrandt's Shadow”

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