Museum, Washington, District of Columbia

The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. On March 17, 1941, ... Read more

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J.M.W Turner
at National Gallery of Art (DC) | Washington, District of Columbia

closed 10/01 - 01/06/08

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British Picturesque Landscapes
at National Gallery of Art (DC) | Washington, District of Columbia

closed 09/22 - 02/24/08