Carrie Mae Weems Acquisition and Installation
Created almost a century apart, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial (1900) and Carrie Mae Weems’s Untitled (1996, printed 2020) speak to our nation’s struggle to achieve racial equity—and to the strength and sacrifice of those who have continued to wage the battle. The National Gallery has recently installed the newly acquired seven-part series of inkjet prints by Weems facing Saint-Gaudens’s sculpture. The installation will be on view in Gallery 66 on the Main Floor of the West Building.
Garden Café Redesign
The Garden Café, located on the Ground Floor near the 6th Street entrance, will debut an enhanced design and new concept. The redesign is inspired by café culture and complements the grand architecture of the West Building. The café will serve authentic La Colombe espresso and cappuccino, fresh pastries, and grab-and-go items. The café will offer indoor seating at twenty-five percent dining capacity and will only accept credit and debit cards.