National Gallery of Art
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An Italian Renaissance painting rarely seen in the U.S. will be displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington to mark the start of Italy’s presidency of the European Union.
The treasures stored inside D.C.’s impressive collection of museums — dinosaur bones, spaceships, iconic movie and television props and artistic masterpieces — apparently have a lot of international appeal.
One of the nation’s oldest museums, known for its daring contemporary art exhibitions next to the White House and for its financial troubles, is being taken over by two larger institutions and will soon close for renovations.
Spring means not having to hear terms like “polar vortex.” It also means you should be getting out and enjoying all the new and exciting things the city has to offer. Including the new exhibits opening at DC’s many wonderful museums. These exhibits will make you take a break from Netflix.
Officials at the Corcoran Gallery of Art had been talking to the University of Maryland about a possible partnership until Wednesday when the museum announced it would be taken over by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.
Under a proposal announced by George Washington University Wednesday, the Corcoran College of Art + Design would become a part of GWU, and The National Gallery of Art would take over the Corcoran Gallery.
Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.
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A Vincent Van Gogh painting that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art.