National Gallery of Art

Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists await visitors to the National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent art museums. Since the establishment of the photographs department in 1990, the Gallery's holdings have grown to more than 10,000 photographs that span the entire range of photographic history, from the beginnings of the medium in 1839 through the present. The Gallery hosts about three photography exhibitions each year and maintains a Photographs Study Room.
Contact: National Gallery of Art     202-842-6353
Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 9th Streets NW , Washington, DC 20580


The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years

Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this exhibition features 153 works by 20 artists who photographed the same subjects—friends, family, and themselves—numerous times over days, months, or years to create compelling portrait studies that investigate the many facets of personal and social identity.

September 30 2012  10:00 AM - December 31 2012  06:00 PM    

Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 9th Streets NW
Washington, DC 20580, Northwest

Gallery Talks - Bread and Roses: The Photographs of Milton Rogovin

Social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin has been likened to the great social documentary photographers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis. Milton dedicated his lifetime to creating photographs that speak of the humanity of working people, the poor and the forgotten ones. This gallery talk is a part of The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years.

Speaker: Maryanna G. Ramirez

Specific dates will be : November 7, 15, 17, and 19 at 12:00 pm.

Meeting will take place in the West Building Main Floor, Rotunda.

November 07 2012  12:00 PM - November 19 2012  12:20 PM    

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington , Northwest

Small Roads by James Benning
Special Events

Presenting 47 shots of roads crisscrossing the United States from the Pacific coast to the Midwest, this film is best described, according to Benning, "by making a list of the roads in question and the cars that drive on them." (2011, HD, 103 minutes) James Benning in person

December 08 2012  04:30 PM - December 08 2012  06:15 PM    

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, Northwest


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