The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce an impressive array of new acquisitions, augmenting the collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, illustrated books, and photographs. These new works include a major painting by Glenn Ligon—the Gallery’s first painting by the midcareer African American artist.
Additionally, the Gallery added to its renowned collections a select group of 51 works by American artist James Castle; a spectacular baroque silver relief by Giovanni Antonio Fornari; outstanding Dutch paintings by Jan Asselijn, Jan van der Heyden, and Aelbert Cuyp; important collections of photographs by Linnaeus Tripe, Mark Ruwedel, and Robert Frank; a fine copy of the illustrated book the Hypnerotomachia, containing the most important series of woodcuts in the Italian Renaissance; and a large pastel by Italian artist Francesco Paolo Michetti.
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