Image Galleries from Special Exhibitions
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1812 A Nation Emerges
This exhibition tells the story of the war through objects and portraits of the major figures involved: Presidents, politicians, military officials from the US and England, Native American leaders, women, slaves, and more.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
It's evident that dismissing Norman Rockwell as "merely" an illustrator is foolish. He captured life in the United States through bad times (the Great Depression and World War II) and good (the idyllic 50s), and, with the onset of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, uncomfortable and unjust.
Berthe Morisot: The Woman Impressionist
Berthe Morisot in Madrid
Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome
Though his career was relatively short, the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a profound influence on his contemporary artists during the first three decades of the 17th century. Of the more than 50 works in this exhibition, over 40 are from European painters who were infected with Caravaggio's sense of drama.
de Kooning: A Retrospective
A fascinating overview of how Willem de Kooning evolved artistically from a classically trained Dutch teenager, to a progressive artist in the New York City neighborhood of Greenwich Village, to a living American legend out on Long Island. The exhibition includes more than 200 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan
Contained more than 60 paintings and drawings by the Master, along with paintings by his pupils and collaborators. Almost all of Leonardo's surviving Milanese works were reunited --including two that have never been in the same room before: the National Gallery's The Virgin of the Rocks (ca. 1491/2-99 and 1506-08) and the Louvre's The Virgin of...
René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle
Comprised of some 250 works, the show was presented by period in thirteen "chapters" ranging from Magritte's early Surrealist paintings, to his Post-War experiments and kitschy période vache ("cow period"), to his late Empire of Light series -- united throughout by green apples, veils, and the ubiquitous gentlemen in bowler hats.
Rubens, Van Dyke, and Jordaens - Flemish Painters from the Hermitage
Comprised of 75 paintings and some 20 drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, his pupil, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens. Select works by some of their well-known contemporaries are included, but the show's focus is on the three stars of the Antwerp School -- most particularly on Sir Peter Paul.