Sunday, June 3, 2012

PAST: ART: These two exhibits at the National Gallery of Art, West Building are on view Now - MON, Dec 31st

Hans Burgkmair I, Emperor Maximilian I,
1508/1518, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, Rosenwald Collection
Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540
On view through Monday, December 31st

Taking advantage of the Gallery's extensive collections, this exhibition introduces the remarkable artistic community that flourished within this important imperial city, equally important but less well known than Albrecht Dürer's Nuremberg. The first of its kind in the United States, the exhibition shows the outstanding quality and range of artistic productions in Renaissance Augsburg through approximately 100 prints, drawings, and illustrated books, as well as medals and armor.
Ilse Bing, Self-Portrait with Leica, 1931 

The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years
On view through Monday, December 31st

From its inception in 1839, photography has been closely connected with portraiture, expanding its scope and redefining its cultural, aesthetic, commercial, and technical possibilities. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this exhibition features approximately 150 works by 20 photographers who responded to older portrait conventions and imagined new ones by exploring the same subjects--primarily friends, family, and themselves--over the course of days, months, or decades. Click here for the digital brochure.

Both exhibits are on view at the 
West Building, Ground Floor
7th & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

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