National Gallery of Art
Feb 21, 2013 01:45 EST
In this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation?
Feb 08, 2013 14:27 EST
Far from London's beaten tourist track, a group of visitors is staring keenly at the graffiti-covered gates to an abandoned construction site.
Jan 08, 2013 14:01 EST
The Tate Modern gallery in London attracted a record 5.3 million visitors in 2012, it said on Tuesday, an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year.
Dec 25, 2012 22:59 EST
He may be acclaimed in the art world and coveted by thieves but Edvard Munch is starved of recognition in his native Norway, where squabbles have delayed a new museum worthy of his oeuvre.
Nov 24, 2012 06:55 EST
Greece on Saturday said it had recovered dozens of archaeological artefacts stolen in February from a museum in Olympia after arresting three men in connection to the case.
Nov 24, 2012 04:03 EST
Greek police said three people had been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a museum in Olympia in February in which dozens of archaeological artefacts were stolen.
Oct 24, 2012 19:10 EDT
"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece which sold in May for $119.9 million, is on view for the first time since that record-breaking auction, at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Oct 16, 2012 19:18 EDT
A $4 million painting by Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein was returned Tuesday to its rightful owner, 42 years after it went missing, the FBI said.
Oct 09, 2012 19:09 EDT
Roy Lichtenstein, the American painter whose comic book-inspired canvases gave the Pop Art movement some of its most vivid images, is getting his first major retrospective since his death 15 years ago.
Jul 17, 2012 02:29 EDT
Frustrated by the lack of old Bollywood glamour on the streets of Mumbai, two film buffs are trying to brighten up India's movie capital with mural tributes ahead of the industry's 100th birthday.
Jul 12, 2012 05:28 EDT
A peep show of seven women named Diana and a "seductive" robot are among the modern works unveiled at London's National Gallery in an exhibition inspired by Renaissance master Titian.
Jul 11, 2012 20:04 EDT
US investment billionaire Leon Black is the mystery buyer who paid a record-breaking $119.9 million for Edvard Munch's "The Scream" at an auction in May, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Jul 03, 2012 16:19 EDT
"The Lock" by British Romantic painter John Constable on Tuesday sold for £22.4 million ($35.2 million) at a London sale, smashing the world record price at auction for the artist.
Jun 10, 2012 01:13 EDT
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard will move out of her official Canberra residence, in part due to some bad-mannered possums which have made their home in its roof.
Apr 20, 2012 15:16 EDT
Untrained guards, faulty equipment and disastrous communications made Athens' National Gallery vulnerable to a January art heist that saw it lose a Picasso and other works, a report said Friday.
Apr 18, 2012 14:05 EDT
A photographer capturing the "unsafe, dirty" New York City subway for a year circa 1980, shadowed a lone woman, standing on a platform.
Apr 05, 2012 14:25 EDT
Around 20 million Britons were banned on Thursday from using garden hoses, after one of the driest two-year periods on record.
Apr 04, 2012 07:10 EDT
Faced with massive public debt, Greece is finding that its fabled antiquity heritage is proving a growing burden -- with licensed digs postponed, illegal ones proliferating, museum staff trimmed and valuable pieces stolen.
Mar 27, 2012 00:45 EDT
Japan is presenting to the United States highlights of its culture both old and new, with a rare exhibition of elaborate centuries-old nature scrolls and performances by a top-selling pop band.
Mar 26, 2012 13:06 EDT
Thirty bird-and-flower paintings by the Japanese master Ito Jakuchu will go on display this week in Washington, marking the first time the full, fragile collection has traveled overseas.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|National Gallery of Art|
|Location||National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20565National Mall, Washington D.C.
|Visitor figures||4.9 million|
|Director||Earl A. Powell III|
|Public transit access||Metro: Judiciary Square (Red Line), Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Yellow/Green Lines), Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)
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