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Photos of the New East Galleries at the National Gallery of Art – Reopening to the Public Friday

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

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From the National Gallery of Art [6th and Constitution Ave, NW]:

“Join us! The National Gallery of Art’s East Building galleries will reopen to the public on Friday, September 30 at 10:00am.

Your East Building has new galleries for modern art in I.M. Pei’s architectural masterpiece. Come see more than 500 works reinstalled in expanded, updated, redesigned galleries and on a new rooftop terrace—open daily on the National Mall. We’ll also unveil three major temporary exhibitions for the reopening of the East Building, including “In the Tower: Barbara Kruger,” “Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971” and “Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker.” As always, the Gallery is free to all visitors and tickets or passes are not required.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

More photos after the jump.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

  • Rich

    Difficult to tell how much the spaces have been expanded. The spaces for temporary exhibitions used to be awkward & easily crowded. It looks like there’s still a lot of basically unused space for the grand entrance that often seems barren. Hopefully, the photo exhibit is a sign that photography shows will no longer be consigned to awkward space in the basement of the West Wing.

    • NPR/WAMU had a good story this morning about the changes they’ve made that expand the space and make it easier to move from room to room. I’m not sure if it was WAMU or NPR specifically, but it would be worth checking out if you want to know. It also has info about the pieces they picked up from the Corcoran and their expanded display of that and other permanent pieces.

      • textdoc

        Thanks for the tip, Jeslett!

  • wdc

    Ha, we saw the big blue rooster in Trafalgar Square a couple years ago! Will have to re-create the picture with the kids.

  • Belinskaya

    Ooh, we have our own big blue cock! Now we’re up to half as cool as London!

    • wdc

      Pretty sure it’s the same big blue cock.

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  • JoDa

    Would anyone else here get it if I said “knock, knock, MFer!” Beyonce’s long-lost brother! Pictures must happen.


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