Tag Archives: National Gallery of Art


Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at the NGA until the 6th October

By K. Mitchell Snow Dance provided the verb that animated the nouns of Serge Diaghilev’s first loves — music and art — and moved him onto the center of the world stage at the beginnings of the twentieth century.  As dance historian Lynn Garafola puts it, Diaghilev “made dance a crossroads of the contemporary.” Diaghilev […]

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione at the National Gallery of Art til the 8th July

The art of Genoa—the Italian port on the Ligurian Sea and the counterpoise to Venice, the more esteemed port city opposite on the Adriatic—is still not known or appreciated well enough in the United States as it should be. That holds true particularly for the 17th-century Genoese artist who is currently featured in the National […]

Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

By Richard P. Townsend There are a lot of moving parts to the exhibition Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape, an international loan show organized by the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Tate Modern, London; and the National Gallery of Art (now at the latter venue for its final showing until the 12th August 2012). While […]