Exhibition: Recent Gifts @ National Gallery of Art


  • National Gallery of Art 6th & Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20565 USA
Rineke Dijkstra, Self-portrait, Marnixbad, Amsterdam, June 19, 1991, 1991, chromogenic print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, © 2015 Rineke Dijkstra, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

Rineke Dijkstra, Self-portrait, Marnixbad, Amsterdam, June 19, 1991, 1991, chromogenic print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, © 2015 Rineke Dijkstra, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

Overview: This exhibition will highlight a selection of photographs donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery’s photography's collection. Marking the culmination of a year-long celebration of photography at the museum, this installation brings together an exquisite group of gifts, ranging from innovative photographs made in the earliest years of the medium’s history to key works by important 20th-century artists and contemporary pieces that examine the ways in which photography continues to shape our experience of the modern world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication celebrating 25 years of photography at the National Gallery of Art.

The curators of this exhibition are Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs, and Sarah Kennel, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsors: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund.
 
It is also made possible by the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation.
 
Additional funding is kindly provided by Kate and Wes Mitchell.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required.