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National gallery of art, Washington, D. C.

The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). Mellon was a financier and art collector from Pittsburgh who came to Washington in 1921 to serve as secretary of the treasury. During his years of public service he came to believe that the United States should have a national art museum equal to those of other great nations.

In 1936 Mellon wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt offering to donate his superb art collection for a new museum and to use his own funds to construct a building for its use. With the president’s support, Congress accepted Mellon’s gift, which included a sizable endowment, and established the National Gallery of Art in March 1937. Construction began that year at a site on the National Mall along Constitution Avenue between Fourth and Seventh Street NW, near the foot of Capitol Hill.

Source: nga.gov
6th & Constitution
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Richard Dibenkorn. Green
1
Richard Dibenkorn
1986, 114.3×89.5 cm
Willem de Kuning. Untitled
0
Willem de Kuning
1976, 57.8×72.7 cm
Lee Krasner. Imperative
1
Lee Krasner
1976, 127×127 cm
Jasper Jones. Flags
2
Jasper Jones
1973, 69.9×90 cm
Dorothea Tunning. The time of the ceremony
0
Dorothea Tunning
1973, 27.8×22 cm
Winslow Homer. Berry
2
Winslow Homer
1973, 24.4×34.9 cm
Rothko Mark. Untitled
1
Rothko Mark
1970, 80×69.1 cm
Rothko Mark. Untitled
0
Rothko Mark
1970, 152.4×145.1 cm
Joan Miro. Flight of the dragonfly in front of the sun
5
Joan Miro
1968, 173×245 cm
Rothko Mark. Untitled
0
Rothko Mark
1968, 103.2×67 cm
Rothko Mark. Untitled
1
Rothko Mark
1968, 99.5×62.2 cm
Rothko Mark. Untitled
1
Rothko Mark
1968, 91.4×64.8 cm
Richard Dibenkorn. Sitting figure in a hat
6
Richard Dibenkorn
1967, 146.7×156.9 cm
Willem de Kuning. Woman in hat
0
Willem de Kuning
1966, 127×53.3 cm
Barnett Newman. Fourteenth station
0
Barnett Newman
1966, 198.1×152.2 cm
Barnett Newman. The thirteenth station
0
Barnett Newman
1966, 198.2×152.5 cm
Rene Magritte. Acquiescence
3
Rene Magritte
1965, 33×41 cm
Barnett Newman. The eleventh station
0
Barnett Newman
1965, 198.1×152.4 cm
Barnett Newman. The tenth station
0
Barnett Newman
1965, 198.1×152.5 cm
Barnett Newman. The twelfth station
0
Barnett Newman
1965, 198.1×152.4 cm
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