The National Gallery of Art recently accepted 781 paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books from the estate of Ruth Cole Kainen, representing her final gift to the Gallery. Jacob and Ruth Kainen, one of the foremost couples in Washington art circles, have been astute connoisseurs and generous donors to the Gallery for many decades, giving a total of more than 2,000 works to the collection.
To celebrate this magnificent gift the National Gallery will present several exhibitions drawn from the bequest that highlight areas of Ruth Kainen's particular interest. The first of these, this fall's Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection, will be drawn from the late 16th and early 17th century.
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