National Gallery of Art

What do a baby rhino, soldiers on stilts and humans dragging a whale mean to Iranian artist Avish Khebrehzadeh? Watch as she draws the figures for her video, “Seven Silent Songs” and her grand,…

It may not come as a surprise that Edvard Munch (1863–1944), the painter of one of the most iconic paintings in the world, The Scream, lead a troubled life.
Although he made his name in the 1950s and ‘60s as an Abstract Expressionist, Philip Guston is now best remembered for the dark humor conveyed in the cartoon-like figurative paintings and drawings…
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s large-scale work on canvas holds its own in the National Gallery of Art's museum’s pop art gallery, where it currently hangs beside works by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.
Join curator Mary Morton on a tour of highlights from the exhibition True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870. Young artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries developed their skills…

Washington, DC — An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, painting en plein air (in the open air) was a core practice for artists in Europe.

Join exhibition curator Andrew Butterfield on a tour of highlights from the exhibition Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence on view from September 15, 2019 to January…

This 10-minute film explores the life and art of Alonso Berruguete, the revolutionary sculptor and painter of Renaissance Spain. Around 1506, when still a teenager, Berruguete traveled from his…