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09Jul/21

National Art Day — History and Why We Celebrate

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The Gallery’s East Building was constructed within the 1970s on a lot of the remaining land left over from the unique congressional action. Andrew Mellon’s children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, funded the building. M. Pei, the up to date structure was accomplished in 1978 and was opened on June 1 of that year by President Jimmy Carter. The new constructing was built to house the Museum’s assortment of recent work, drawings, sculptures, and prints, as well as examine and research facilities and places of work.

Archived April 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine Accessed . The Gallery’s campus includes the unique neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, which is linked underground to the fashionable East Building, designed by I. M. Pei, and the 6.1-acre (25,000 m2) Sculpture Garden. The Gallery often presents short-term special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of artwork. Explore a list … Read More

21Dec/19

Celebrate National Music Day

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Last June 25, 2003, 5 individuals in the fields of literature, visible arts, theater and movie were added to the roster of National Artists. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conferred the National Artist Award to Virgilio S. Almario (Literature), Alejandro R. Roces (Literature), Jose Joya (Visual Arts), Eddie Romero (Film) and Salvador F. Bernal (Theater & Production Design) on the Palace Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang. “National Gallery of Art’s Famed East Building Gets a Facelift.” Washington Business Journal. Archived October 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Accessed . “National Gallery of Art Announces $30 Million Renovation to East Building.” Washington Post.

15 Can’t-Miss Free Museums on the National Mall

National Music Day spotlights the importance of music in our respective cultures, and salutes the numerous ways that music—each making it and enjoying it—brings individuals together. A nationwide day for music reminds us that whereas there’s music in the world, we will … Read More