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ID: 500115983
 
Record Type: Corporate Body
National Gallery of Art (American art museum, Washington, DC, established 1937)

Note: The National Gallery was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. Mellon began collecting art in the 1920s with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. At his death in 1937, he promised his collection to the United States. Mellon's original gift formed a nucleus of high quality around which the collections have grown, including donations from other important collectors. The collection encompasses achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present. The West Building opened in 1941 and the East Building, housing additional exhibitions space, a collection of drawings and prints, and a research center and library, was opened in 1978. The outdoor Sculpture Garden was opened in 1999.

Names:
National Gallery of Art (preferred,V,display,English-P,NA,U)
NGA (V,A)
GalerĂ­a de Arte Nacional (U,Spanish-P,NA,U)
National Gallery of Art Smithsonian Institution (V)  ....  an incorrect name

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
art museum (preferred)
museum
repository

Gender: not applicable

Events:
location:   Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
directed by ....  Finley, David E.  
....................  (American museum director, contemporary) [500288057]
member of ....  Foundation for Documents of Architecture  
................  (International nonprofit corporation, subset of ADAG and housed at the National Gallery, created 1986, dissolved 1994) [500115985]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  National Gallery of Art (I)

Additional Parents:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Smithsonian Institution (I,U)
 ............  National Gallery of Art (I)

Biographies:
(American art museum, Washington, DC, established 1937) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American museum, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American repository, Washington, contemporary) ..... [FAL-IU]

Sources and Contributors:
GalerĂ­a de Arte Nacional ........ [FAL-IU, VP]
...............................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
National Gallery of Art ........ [AVERY, FAL-IU Preferred, VP Preferred]
.............................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
.............................................  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002) accessed 6 Mar 2003
National Gallery of Art Smithsonian Institution ........ [AVERY, VP]
...........................................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
NGA ........ [VP]
...........  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002) accessed 01 April 2003

Subject: ........ [AVERY, FAL-IU, VP]
....................  2100146297/Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
....................  LCR
....................  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002) accessed 6 Mar 2003; accessed 01 April 2003
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002) accessed 6 Mar 2003
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