National Gallery Of Art
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
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.
Italy’s foreign minister is opening a yearlong celebration of Italian culture in 30 U.S. cities with a rare display of Michelangelo’s “David-Apollo” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
One of Japan’s cultural treasures, a 30-scroll set of paintings from the 1700s, is being shown together outside of Japan for the first time in a rare display in Washington.
One of the best preserved sculptures from Roman antiquity, the “Capitoline Venus,” has left Italy for the first time in nearly 200 years for a special display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington is showing major works by the French artist Paul Gauguin — the first major U.S. exhibition of his works in about 20 years.