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While the East Building's galleries are closed for renovation through the spring of 2016, the atrium—with such renowned sculptures as Alexander Calder's large-scale mobile, Untitled (1976), and Andy Goldsworthy's Roof (2004–2005)—remains open. Visitors may also access the walkway to the West Building and enjoy Leo Villareal's 2008 Multiverse installation, as well as the Gallery Shops, the Cascade Cafe, and the Espresso & Gelato Bar. Access to the Library and its focus exhibitions remain open to the public and programs in the East Building Auditorium remain in that location until further notice. (Image: Copyright 1991, Dennis Brack/Black Star, Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington)



Bequeathed to the Gallery by renowned philanthropist, art collector, and founding Gallery benefactor Paul Mellon (1907–1999) and his wife, Rachel Lambert Mellon, this painting was likely completed just weeks before the artist ended his life. Although Mrs. Mellon had the right to possess the work for her lifetime, she has generously released the remainder of her life estate, allowing the painting to immediately enter the Gallery's collection. (Image: detail, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon)

West Building, Main Floor, Gallery M-83



Your Art app is available in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and now for Android in Google Play. It is a free interactive mobile application featuring 130 of the treasures on view in the Gallery's collection. In addition, Your Art features a selection of objects from the Gallery’s Collection Highlights tour in French, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.



Facture is the Gallery’s new biennial journal that introduces the latest in conservation research on works in its permanent collection. An introductory lecture on January 12 will feature Daphne Barbour, senior object conservator; Melanie Gifford, research conservator; Lisha Glinsman, conservation scientist; Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture; and Kimberly Schenk, head of paper conservation, National Gallery of Art. Barbour and Gifford will present a Works in Progress lecture on the same topic on January 13.

January 12, 2:00 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
January 13, 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Small Auditorium



The General
In honor of Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial, the Gallery presents the Washington premiere of the digital restoration of Buster Keaton’s classic film The General. The film is based on an unusual episode in Civil War history that occurred April 12, 1862, in northern Georgia, when a Confederate locomotive was stolen behind enemy lines. The film is accompanied by the world premiere of a new score composed by Andrew Simpson, performed by musicians from the National Gallery of Art Orchestra. (Image: Courtesy of Photofest)

January 12, 6:30 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium



The Stuart Hall Project
The celebrated Jamaican-born sociologist and theorist Stuart Hall (b. 1932) is the founding father of cultural studies. The film combines archival imagery, home movies, and found footage with new material and a uniquely crafted Miles Davis soundtrack. (Image: Courtesy of British Film Institute)

January 19, 4:30 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium



Distinguished historian Neil Harris visits the Gallery on January 26 to discuss his recent book Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Harris provides a wide-ranging look at the achievement and growth of the Gallery while Brown served as its director from 1969 to 1992. Harris combines his in-depth knowledge of American history and culture with extensive archival research and interviews to reveal how Brown transformed the Gallery. A book signing follows the lecture.

January 26, 2:00 p.m.
East Building Concourse, Auditorium



The new Gallery Shops website carries a broader range of products, offers expanded shopping functionality, and allows customer self-service with a variety of features. There are more than 1,000 products, including Gallery publications, special exhibition products, framed and matted prints, and an assortment of gift items such as scarves, ties, jewelry, accessories, art materials, children's products, stationery, and decorative items.



DJs at the Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
Dance and twirl across the ice every Thursday evening through February 27. Guest DJs spin popular music from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, including a wide range of musical styles. (Image: Adrian Muys/Red Circle Films)

Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Through February 27
7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW



Some 125 working proofs and prints produced at the Crown Point Press in San Francisco, one of the most influential printmaking studios of the last half century, are on view. Among the 25 artists represented are John Cage, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Sol LeWitt, Julie Mehretu, and Chris Ofili. John Cage at Work, 1978–1992, a film by Kathan Brown, founding director of Crown Point Press, is continuously shown in the West Building Project Room near the show. (Image: Pat Steir, Kweilin Dreaming 51 [detail], 1989, Crown Point Press, Copyright Pat Steir)

Through January 5
West Building, Ground Floor



The first of three exhibitions to focus on central aspects of Ruth Cole Kainen's bequest presents some 50 works that embody the sophisticated imagery, extraordinary stylization, and virtuoso technique of the printmaking that flourished in the northern Netherlands and at the imperial court of Prague in the late 16th century. (Image: Jan Muller, after Bartholomaeus Spranger, Minerva and Mercury Arming Perseus [detail], 1604, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Ruth Cole Kainen)

Through January 5
West Building, Ground Floor



The first retrospective in the United States dedicated to the 19th-century French photographer features some 100 photographs covering the arc of his career, from romantic portraits and landscapes, to photographs of streets slated for imminent demolition and studies chronicling the emergence of modern Paris as the "city of light." The first scholarly catalogue devoted to Marville accompanies the exhibition. (Image: Charles Marville, Cour Saint-Guillaume (ninth arrondissement) [detail], 1866–1867, Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2005, Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Through January 5
West Building, Ground Floor



This exhibition honoring the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner includes the magisterial Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that celebrates Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first regiments of African American soldiers formed during the Civil War. Also on display are vintage photographs of the men and women associated with the 54th and the first Medal of Honor earned by an African American soldier. Works by Lewis Hine, Richard Benson, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Earle Williams demonstrate the continuing importance of the 54th, the Battle of Fort Wagner, and the Shaw Memorial. (Image: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial [detail], 1900, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, on long-term loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington)

Through January 20
West Building, Main Floor


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