THE GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
On Saturday, November 21, the Gallery temporarily closed to the public out of an abundance of caution and in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the nation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will notify you as soon as we can reopen safely.
While the Gallery is temporarily closed to the public, we will continue to do our very best to offer opportunities to connect with art from home—through new perspectives shared on our website, our social media channels, this weekly newsletter, and our online programs.
And whether or not you’re able to visit in person, stay engaged at home with the virtual events below!
At Home Programs
PEACE, HOPE, AND RENEWAL
In the days before the Gallery closed on November 21, we asked visitors and staff three questions: What brings you joy? What are you thankful for? What do you hope for others? Their responses are collected in this video, which we hope will bring you joy and inspire your own reflections.
VIRTUAL PUBLIC PROGRAM
The Art of Looking: Now Offered Weekly
Due to popular demand, we now offer the Art of Looking every Friday! Join us this week for an interactive conversation about Caspar David Friedrich’s Northern Landscape, Spring (c. 1825). Hone your visual literacy skills by sharing observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas. No art or art history background is required.
January 22, 1:00 p.m.
From a Cartoon to a Pop Art Classic
Jay Krueger, head of painting conservation, walks us through technical imaging to reveal how Roy Lichtenstein developed Look Mickey (1961), a painting that defined his career.
VIRTUAL FILM SERIES
Filmed in colorful 16 mm and featured in this year’s New York Film Festival, The Inheritance weaves together filmmaker Ephraim Asili’s personal recollections of life in a West Philadelphia group house with recorded histories from Black activists, resistors, and freedom fighters. Photographs, books, records, speeches, and poetry tell the story of Philadelphia’s MOVE organization, the self-sufficient separatist collective that infamously became the target of a fatal police bombing in 1985.
VIRTUAL FAMILY PROGRAM
Registration is now open for our free family program for children ages 7–12. This month, DC-based DJ and multimedia artist Virtual Chicana helps us explore Rozeal’s afro.died, T. (2011) and connects our discoveries to music.
GALLERY SHOPS ONLINE
The Gallery Shops are online. Discover a variety of art-inspired items to bring joy and creativity to your home—from children’s activities to puzzles, picnic blankets to fine jewelry.
For more information on this museum, visit our National Gallery of Art page.
Program and Exhibit information provided by the National Gallery of Art.