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American Painting

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American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
American Impressionists of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
Mary Cassatt: Selected Paintings
John Singleton Copley
Portraits of the Founding Benefactors
Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart Paints the First Five Presidents
Selected African American Artists
Whistler, Sargent, and Tanner: Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s

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American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection
Exploring Themes in American Art
American Impressionism and Realism
John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark
William Harnett: Trompe l'Oeil
Jasper Johns: Perilous Night
Thomas Moran
Jackson Pollock: Number 1, 1950, (Lavender Mist)
Edward Ruscha: Lisp
Frederic Remington
Mark Rothko
Edward Steichen: Le Tournesol (The Sunflower)

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Winslow Homer: Right and Left (Download RealPlayer)

British Painting

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British Conversation Pieces and Portraits of the 1700s
Constable and Turner: British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Britain's Royal Academy of Art in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
British and American History Paintings of the 1700s

Dutch and Flemish Painting 17th Century

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Dutch Landscapes and Seascapes of the 1600s
Dutch Still Lifes and Landscapes of the 1600s
Frans Hals
Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Sir Anthony van Dyck
Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s

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Johannes Vermeer: Woman Holding a Balance
Johannes Verspronck: Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer

French and Italian Painting 17th Century

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Seventeenth-Century French Painting
The Emergence of New Genres

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Valentin de Boulogne: Soldiers Playing Cards and Dice (The Cheats)

French and Italian Painting 18th Century

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18th-Century France: Boucher and Fragonard
18th-Century France: Chardin and Portraiture
18th-Century France: The Rococo and Watteau
18th- and 19th-Century France: Neoclassicism

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Claude Joseph Vernet: The Shipwreck

French Painting 19th Century

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Manet and His Influence
The Beginnings of Impressionist Landscape
Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne
Paul Gauguin
Mary Cassatt, Auguste Renoir
Mary Cassatt: Selected Paintings
Claude Monet
Edgar Degas
Romantics and Realists

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Edgar Degas: The Dance Lesson
Edouard Manet: The Railway
Edouard Manet: The Dead Toreador and The Bullfight
Small French Paintings

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Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Download QuickTime)

Italian Painting 13th–14th Centuries

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Byzantine Art and Painting in Italy during the 1200s and 1300s
Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries

Italian Painting 15th Century

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Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
The Early Renaissance in Florence
Patrons and Artists in Late 15th-Century Florence
Venetian Painting in the Early Renaissance

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Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi: The Adoration of the Magi
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Italian Painting 16th Century

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Venice and the North
Fresco Cycle with the Story of Procris and Cephalus
The Feast of the Gods
Giorgione and the High Renaissance in Venice
Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Venetian Painting in the Later 16th Century

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Jacopo Bassano: The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

Northern European Painting 15th–16th Centuries

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Netherlandish Painting in the 1400s
15th- and Early 16th-Century Germany
Netherlandish and Spanish Altarpieces in the Late 1400s and Early 1500s
Antwerp in the Early 1500s

Spanish Painting

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El Greco
Spanish Painting in the 17th Century
Francisco de Goya

In-Depth Studies
Pablo Picasso: The Tragedy

Modern and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

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Selections from the 20th-Century Collections
Selected African American Artists

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Alexander Calder: Vertical Constellation with Bomb
Henri Matisse: The Fauves
Jasper Johns: Perilous Night
Pablo Picasso: The Tragedy
Jackson Pollock: Number 1, 1950, (Lavender Mist)
Mark Rothko
Edward Ruscha: Lisp
Edward Steichen: Le Tournesol (The Sunflower)
Édouard Vuillard: Place Vintimille

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Alexander Calder: 1898–1976 (Download QuickTime)

European Sculpture 14th–19th Centuries

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Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century
Marble Sculpture from France

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Prints and Drawings

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M.C. Escher: Life and Work
Works on Paper from the Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection
Selections from John James Audubon's The Birds of America (1826–1838)
Winslow Homer Watercolors: A Survey of Themes and Styles
Mary Cassatt: Selected Color Prints
Rembrandt's Late Etchings

In-Depth Studies
Rembrandt van Rijn: Abraham Entertaining the Angels

Virtual Exhibition Tours
Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press (Download QuickTime)

Index of American Design

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Folk Arts of the Spanish Southwest
Pennsylvania German Folk Art
Shaker Crafts


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Selected Photographs from the Collection

In-Depth Studies
Julia Margaret Cameron: The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty
Edward Steichen: Le Tournesol (The Sunflower)

Decorative Arts

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Chinese Porcelains
French Renaissance Ceramics
Italian Cabinet Galleries
Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Medieval Metalwork and Enamels
Neoclassical Decorative Arts of the Late 1700s
Production of French Decorative Arts in the 1700s
Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s

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Art Nouveau, 1890–1914

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Current Exhibitions

Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered

Documenting Discovery: The Excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples

The Lure and Lore of Antiquity: J. Carter Brown Memorial Exhibition

Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz

George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings

Crosscurrents: American and European Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection

Permanent Installations

Sculpture Galleries: Permanent Collection

Armand Hammer Collection

Dutch Cabinet Galleries

Italian Cabinet Galleries

Shaw Memorial

Small French Paintings

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #65

Mel Bochner: Theory of Boundries (1969–1970)

Andy Goldsworthy: Roof

Alexander Calder Mobile

Henri Matisse: Cutouts

Leo Villareal Installation

National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Upcoming Exhibitions

Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans"

Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age

Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life

Exhibitions on Tour

Martin Puryear

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Richard Misrach: On the Beach

Virtual Tours of Exhibitions
Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Alexander Calder: 1898–1976

Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory

Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press

Past Exhibition Resources

Past Exhibitions: Online Resources (1997–2008)
Picasso: The Early Years, 1892–1906
Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press
Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia: Millennium of Glory
Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment
A Design for the National Gallery of Art: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of I.M.Pei's East Building
Alexander Calder: 1898–1976
Degas at the Races
Mark Rothko
Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare
Van Gogh's Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Edo: Art in Japan 1615–1868
American Impressionism and Realism: The Margaret and Raymond Horowitz Collection
From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art
Photographs from the Collection
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch
Caravaggio's "The Taking of Christ": Saints and Sinners in Baroque Painting
Mary Cassatt
The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from The People's Republic of China
The Drawings of Annibale Carracci
Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages
From Schongauer to Holbein: Master Drawings from Basel and Berlin
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Johannes Vermeer: The Art of Painting
Martin Johnson Heade
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception
Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection
Gerrit Dou: Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt
The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe: 1600–1750
The Impressionists at Argenteuil
Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century
Art Nouveau, 1890–1914
Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries
Cy Twombly: The Sculpture
The Unfinished Print
Spirit of an Age: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de' Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women
Aelbert Cuyp
Henry Moore
Best Impressions: 35 Years of Prints and Sculpture from Gemini G.E.L.
A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt
Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection
The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici
Goya: Images of Women
An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown
The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt
Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting
Drawing on America's Past: Folk Art, Modernism, and the Index of American Design
Édouard Vuillard
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727–1788
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880–1938
Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741–1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment
The East Building: Celebrating 25 Years
Small Wonders: Dutch Still Lifes by Adriaen Coorte
The Art of Romare Bearden
Picasso: The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1783–1853
Verrocchio's David Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence
Drawings of Jim Dine
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya
The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place
American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection
"That the Freedom of the Human Spirit Shall Go On": World War II and the National Gallery of Art
Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford
Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Pastels of the Eighteenth Century: Recent Acquisitions
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860
Gerard Ter Borch
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions
Fauve Painting in the Permanent Collection
The Andy Goldworthy Project
Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits
André Kertész
Cotton Puffs, Q-tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha
Jan De Bray and the Classical Tradition
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre
Gilbert Stuart
Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of Drawings
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints
Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits"
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public
The Prints of Félix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea
Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Verrocchio at Orsanmichele
Pieter Claesz: Master of Haarlem Still Life
Audubon's Dream Realized: Selections from "The Birds of America"
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum
Nicholas Nixon: The Brown Sisters
Cézanne in Provence
Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris
Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections
The Poetry of Light: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art
Charles Sheeler: Across Media
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting
Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (1856–1909)
Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida
The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938–1958
Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings
Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych
Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings
The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Britain
Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955–1965
Paris in Transition: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art
Undisturbed by Color: Art and the Early Photographic Album
States and Variations: Prints by Jasper Johns
Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art
Homer, Eakins, and Bellows: American Paintings, 1870–1925, from the National Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper 1450–1700
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings
Rembrandt's "Titus" from the Norton Simon Museum
Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Mellon at the National Gallery of Art
Claude Lorrain—The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945
Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence
Tabernacle Frames from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art
J.M.W. Turner
Edward Hopper
The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson
Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg from the National Gallery of Art and Related Collections
The Baroque Woodcut
Bronze and Boxwood: Masterpieces from the Robert H. Smith Collection
Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840�1860
In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet
Max Ernst: Illustrated Books
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books
Richard Misrach: On the Beach
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Martin Puryear

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