The National Gallery of Art has acquired more than 6,000 works of art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. "Our selection of works," said Deputy Director and Chief Curator Fanklin Kelly, "is based on criteria such as aesthetic considerations, art historical importance, and relevance to the areas in which we collect. The acquisitions range widely, filling gaps and delivering significant depth and breadth. As the review of the Corcoran collection continues, we are only beginning to realize the many ways in which the Gallery will be able to tell a more comprehensive narrative of American and European art history."
On exhibit through May 3rd at the National Gallery of Art in its West Building are two installations: American Masterworks from the Corcoran, 1815-1940 on the main floor which features 29 paintings and two sculptures and Focus on the Corcoran: Works on Paper, 1860-1990 on the ground floor.