National Gallery of Art Renovation
Interview with Chief Architect, Susan Wertheim & Art Historian, Harry Cooper

Art of Living series, Smithsonian Associates

Katharina Fritsch’s “Hahn/Cock” Blue Rooster, on loan, sits atop the newly renovated Smithsonian NGA.

In September, 2016, the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, which houses the modern art collection, reopened after three years of renovation. Along with the renovation of existing galleries and construction of new galleries and a roof terrace, there was a completely new configuration of the permanent collection.

Photo: Rob Shelley; National Gallery of Art

The Washington Post says:

Although individually subtle, the changes to the East Building and the permanent collection together create a powerful new experience for visitors.”

On May 22, in Washington DC, at the Ripley Center Susan Wertheim, Harry Cooper, and Mark Leithauser will present on this fascinating building, it’s housed modern art, the blue rooster and much more.

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