Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art

May 28, 2017 to September 3, 2017
| Chilton II Gallery
James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne, 1879/1880, etching and drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Watson Webb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer	Richard Diebenkorn, Green, 1986, spitbite aquatint, soapground aquatint, and drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Eugene L. and Marie-Louise Garbaty Fund and Patrons' Permanent Fund, © The Richard Diebenkorn FoundationMary Cassatt, Woman Bathing, 1890-91, drypoint and aquatint, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mrs. Lessing J. RosenwaldGeorge Bellows, A Stag at Sharkey's, 1917, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Fund	Josef Albers, White Line Square XII, 1966, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist, © 2017 Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/VG Bild Kunst, BonnJohn Hill, after William Guy Wall, View from Fishkill Looking to West Point, 1821-25, hand-colored aquatint and engraving, National Gallery of Art, Donald and Nancy deLaski FundRobert Rauschenberg, Cardbird II, 1971, corrugated cardboard, tape, staples, offset lithography, and screenprint, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist

Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art surveys how America and its people have been represented in prints made by American and non-American artists between 1710 and 2010. As the final venue on a four-city international tour and the only other US venue, the DMA will present more than 150 outstanding prints from the colonial era to the present, drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Art’s collection. Visions of America, which the Washington Post described as “historically riveting,” features more than 100 artists such as Paul Revere, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, John Marin, Jackson Pollock, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Jenny Holzer, and Kara Walker. 

Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art will require a $16 special exhibition ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.

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$16 with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.

Programs

Gallery Talks

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.

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Late Night Film: American Graffiti

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Join us for a screening of George Lucas’s coming of age classic American Graffiti, a celebration of 1960s Americana, complete with rock 'n’ roll, diners, and drag races. Four friends cruise around their small California town on the last day of summer vacation, interacting with a colorful cast of high school archetypes along the way. 

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Teen Workshop: Revolutionary Prints

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Artists in post-revolutionary Mexico used their work to define a new cultural identity for their country. Some artists used printmaking as a quick and expressive way to spread their message to many different people. Learn more about their activism in México 1900–1950 and create a print that sends a message about a cause important to you.

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Disconnect to Reconnect: A Teen Night

Thursday, July 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

In today’s world, we are all constantly connected through the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to power down and disconnect in order to reconnect with the world around you. Use the Museum as your social platform to meet new people through activities and tours hosted by the DMA's Teen Advisory Council. Get ready to unplug from your devices and tune in to the frequency of friendship!

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Late Night Film: Makers: Women Who Make America

Friday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.

Makers: Women Who Make America brings together pioneering women of all walks of life to reflect on the women’s rights movement in the United States—its turbulent beginnings, its triumphs, and the struggles that lie ahead. With poignant interviews and archival footage, this documentary shows how the movement has affected change in nearly every aspect of American life.  

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Toddler Art: Funny Faces

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Toddler Art is for 2 and 3 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In June, stick out your tongue or give a big smile! We'll search for funny faces (and some serious ones too) in the Visions of America exhibition.

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Family Workshop: Print Party

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Family Workshop is for children ages 6-12 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

In June, join us as we peruse 300 years or printmaking in Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art. Then prepare to print your heart out in the studio!

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Press

The Washington Post