The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting The Eye of the Sun: Nineteenth-Century Photographs from the National Gallery of Art, thru December 1. The exhibition marks the 180th anniversary of photography’s introduction to the world in 1839 and features some 140 photographs which offer an in-depth look at the development of the medium throughout its first 50 years. The exhibition is curated by Diane Waggoner, curator of 19th-century photographs, with Kara Fiedorek, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow.
Image below: William Edward Kilburn, Queen Victoria with her oldest children, January 19, 1852, daguerreotype with applied color, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2018.
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence thru January 12, 2020.It's the first monographic exhibition in the U.S. featuring Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488), the innovative sculptor, painter, and teacher whose pupils included Leonardo da Vinci and others. The exhibition features some 50 masterpieces including painting, sculpture, drawing, and precious metal by the master and the artists he mentored. The exhibition is curated by Andrew Butterfield, an internationally recognized art historian, and organized by the National Gallery of Art in collaboration with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
Andrea del Verrocchio - David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1465 - bronze with traces of gilding overall - Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art is being exhibited thru January 26, 2020.The exhibition examines pastels from the Renaissance to the present day, and features some 70 examples drawn entirely from the Gallery’s permanent collection, including many works never before exhibited. The exhibition is curated by Stacey Sell, associate curator, department of old master drawings, National Gallery of Art, and Kimberly Schenck, head of paper conservation, National Gallery of Art.
Image below: Mary Cassatt - The Black Hat, c. 1890. Pastel on tan wove paper. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain, thru February 17, 2020.The exhibition is the first major held outside of Spain to celebrate the work of Berruguete, who was active on the Iberian Peninsula during the first half of the 16th century. The exhibition is curated by C. D. Dickerson III, curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Image below: Alonso Berruguete - Saint Christopher,1526/1533 -painted wood with gilding - Museo Nacional de Escultura,Valladolid
The National Gallery of Art is exhibiting By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs to Apollo 11, thru January 5, 2020.The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Dianne Waggoner, curator of 19th-century photographs at the National Gallery of Art curated the exhibition.
Image below: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Deploy Flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969, chromogenic print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon
Kaywin Feldman named Director of The National Gallery of Art
Kaywin Feldman was elected by the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art to be the director of the Gallery and took office in March, 2019. She succeeded Earl A. Powell III, who had served as director since 1992.