Kerr, Euan, “Mia’s director will go away to head National Gallery”, Minnesota Public Radio News, December eleven, 2018. The NGA’s collection galleries and Sculpture Garden show European and American work, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts.
In 1845 a big bequest of British work was made by Robert Vernon; there was insufficient room within the Wilkins constructing so they have been displayed first in Vernon’s town house at No. 50 Pall Mall after which at Marlborough House. The Gallery was even much less nicely geared up for its next main bequest, as J. M. W. Turner was to bequeath the whole contents of his studio, excepting unfinished works, to the nation upon his death in 1851.
The first part, the East Wing Project designed by Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, opened to the general public in 2004. This supplied a brand new ground stage entrance from Trafalgar Square, named in honour of Sir Paul Getty. The main entrance was additionally refurbished, and reopened in September 2005. Possible future tasks embrace a “West Wing Project” roughly symmetrical with the East Wing Project, which would supply a future floor stage entrance, and the public opening of some small rooms on the far eastern end of the constructing acquired as part of the swap with the National Portrait Gallery.
The current Director of the National Gallery is Gabriele Finaldi. Today, the gallery has a complete ground space of 46,369 sq. meters, housing a collection of over 2,300 paintings belonging to … Read More