The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

It is a prime example of the positive role that government and philanthropy play in support for the arts. Enjoy this gallery of some of its holdings.


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Foundation and philanthropic support for museums from around the Web.

San Bernardino County Artist Adds Creative Works to Human Rights Efforts
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation

"I had previously been a two-dimensional art major with drawing and illustration and once I was able to switch over to that super tactile medium and create in three dimensions, all of my creative...more

A Fragile Correspondence, the Scotland + Venice Partnership Collateral Event for the 18Th ...

The next International Architecture Exhibition in Venice won't feature any modern architecture at all. Instead, it's going to feature "a new lexicon of terms and definitions," according to a...more

Portrait of a Graduate Lab

Students at a Virginia K-12 school are getting a lot more than a college degree this year. The Roanoke Times reports on Waynewood Elementary School's " Portrait of a Graduate" lab, a place where...more

An Innovative Fashion Exhibition at De Young Museum Will Get an A.R. Boost From Snap

In January 2024, visitors to Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style at the de Young Museum will be able to virtually try on gowns and ensembles by more than 50 designers, the San Francisco...more

Old City Hall Restoration, New General Assembly Building Lead Golden Hammer Award Winners
Foundation: Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

A 14-story office tower in Richmond, Va., that replaced the state's old Capitol building took home the top award at this year's Golden Hammer Awards for architecture, reports the Richmond...more

The New Orleans Museum of Art Announces the 2023€“24 Creative Assembly Cohort

"As one of the largest fine arts museum in the Gulf South, we are honored to serve as a space for inspiration and innovation for the creative thinkers who define our current moment." So says the...more

La Chamber Orchestra Launches Chamber Program to Celebrate of Queer and Latine Culture

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will play two concerts in Long Beach, Calif., in 2024, marking the first time the orchestra has performed music by a Latin American composer, the Los Angeles Times...more

New Partnership Provides Every Hamilton County School Kindergarten Student With Passes ...

"The future of our county will be defined by how well we serve our youngest citizens today, and this partnership will give every kindergartener in our community an equal opportunity to experience...more

Artswa Adds Three New 'Creative Districts,' Funds Arts for Veterans

"The key factors of that are physical, invisible wounds, isolation, and a myriad of other things," Bryan Bales says. "But the arts is a way to build community with other veterans, it's a way to...more

Media Storytelling Mini-Series

"We know stories can't save the world. But they can provide moments of respite, transporting us into an imaginative realm where other possible paths we might take shimmer briefly into...more

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