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Le iniziative della National Gallery of art per settembre 2012



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Since 1909, major artists from F.T. Marinetti, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray to Ellsworth Kelly, Adrian Piper, and Robert Gober have co-opted, mimicked, defused, and memorialized newspapers. The exhibition examines the myriad manifestations of this phenomenon through 65 collages, paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and photographs by European and American artists. The show also includes a large-scale multimedia installation by Mario Merz.
 
September 23-January 27

East Building, Mezzanine

www.nga.gov/shock
 

 

This exhibition—the first of its kind in America—serves as an introduction to the remarkable artistic community that flourished in imperial Augsburg. Some 100 works, almost all taken from the Gallery’s own collections, include imperial propaganda, humanist subjects, and devotional works. Recognizably the product of imperial Augsburg, this distinctive body of work also celebrates artistic virtuosity and invention.
 
September 30-December 31

West Building, Ground Floor

www.nga.gov/augsburg
 

 

Since the introduction of photography in 1839, portraiture has been one of the most widely practiced forms of the medium. Starting in the early 20th century, however, some photographers began to question whether a single image could adequately capture the complexity of an individual. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition features 153 works by 20 artists who photographed the same subjects—primarily friends, family, and themselves—over the course of days, months, or years to create some of the most provocative and revealing portraits of their time.
 
September 30-December 31

West Building, Ground Floor

www.nga.gov/serial
 

 

Organized to coincide with the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC, this exhibition features six prints from the Gallery’s collection that explore the influential composer, writer, and artist’s experimental, chance-determined approach to creating visual art. The selection highlights Cage’s unconventional use of fire as a printmaking medium and his systematic employment of stones as templates for tracing. The Gallery’s fall lecture series opens with "PASSAGE 7: John Cage"—incidents, texts, conversations, and music, presented by Jenny Lin, pianist, and Roger Reynolds, University Professor, University of California, San Diego, on September 9 at 2:00.
 
Through September 16

East Building, Concourse Galleries

www.nga.gov/cage
 

 

Narrated by actor Ethan Hawke, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition George Bellows, on view through October 8. In a 20-year career cut short by his death at age 42, Bellows depicted an America on the move. Available to view online in two parts, the documentary includes original footage shot in New York City and Maine; examples of Bellows' paintings, drawings, and prints; and archival footage and photographs.
 
 

 

FILM EVENT
El Velador

The Gallery presents the Washington premiere of El Velador, acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Natalia Almada's documentary about the daily life of the velador (caretaker) of a cemetery for drug lords in Culiacan, Mexico. Observational filmmaking at its most artistic, developed through long takes and careful sound recording, El Velador is serene and deferential, "an acknowledgment of the chasm between our lives and theirs." (Elise Nakhnikian) (Image: Courtesy of Icarus Film)
 
September 8, 2:00

East Building Concourse, Auditorium

www.nga.gov/programs/film/index.htm#elvelador
 

 

CONCERTS
John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC

In September, the Gallery hosts the opening and closing concerts of the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble, an international group of superb young contemporary-music specialists, performs works by Cage under the direction of artistic director Steve Antosca.
 
September 5, 12:10

East Building Concourse, Auditorium
September 9, 6:30
East Building Ground Level

www.nga.gov/programs/music
 

 

ADULT WORKSHOP
Gesture and Movement: Degas's Sculptures

Join us for sketching and conversation in the Gallery. Led by practicing artists and museum educators, the program integrates art history and art studio practices. September’s program focuses on gesture and movement found in the sculptures of Edgar Degas. Space is limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis with sign-in beginning at 12:30 and continuing until all spaces are filled. All drawing materials provided. For more information, contact drawingsalon@nga.gov.
 
September 20, 23, 1:00-3:00

West Building Main Floor, East Garden Court

www.nga.gov/programs/galtalks/#salon
 

 

The Gallery offers convenient lunch options for your school group or tour in the Cascade Cafe with an affordable selection of soups, salads, specialty entrees, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, and desserts. For those with limited time, prepackaged lunch boxes containing a sandwich, chips, cookie, and a beverage may be ordered in advance. For information about boxed lunches and group lunch vouchers, call (202) 712-7458.
 
Monday-Saturday, 11:00-3:00

Sunday, 11:00-4:00

East Building Concourse, Auditorium

www.nga.gov/dining/#cascade
 

 

Do your back-to-school shopping at the Gallery Shops, where students of all ages can find an array of art projects and supplies, as well as artful dorm and desk accessories. Be inspired as you sip from a mug bearing Michelangelo’s famous remark, "I am still learning." Other items include fashion-forward canvas laptop bags, eco-friendly satchels and backpacks, and a selection of unique pens and other writing implements, key chains, magnets, stationery, posters and more.
 
 




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