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Autumn days on the Roof Terrace, featuring @theteenytinytraveller and Katharina Fritsch’s “Hahn/Cock” (2013). 🔵 #myngadc #rockthatmuseumkid #katharinafritsch

American artist Childe Hassam was born on this day in 1859. Known for painting landscapes, Childe Hassam turned to painting female nudes after 1900. “Nude Seated” (1912) shows an artist's model, with her back to us, simply posed to display to the best advantage the effects of light filtering across her skin and hair.
#childehassam #nationalgalleryofart #americanart

People are conspicuously absent in this farm scene by Grant Wood, titled “Haying” (1939). But the water jug placed at the bottom of the painting beckons you, the viewer, into the maze of hay. Which way would you turn? 🌾
#grantwood #nationalgalleryofart #americanart

This weekend, we collaborated with @smithsonian on “Morning at the Museum,” a before-hours program where families are invited to experience the museum in a sensory-friendly way. Participants left hearts near their favorite works of art, like this one by Roger de la Fresnaye’s 1913 “The Watering Can (Emblems: The Garden).” #myngadc #sensoryfriendly #heartsforart

Sunday with Dubuffet’s “Site à l'homme assis” (1969-1984, polyester resin). ⚫️➰⚫️ Photo of @levi_higgs by @markatthemuseum #myngadc #dubuffet #artwatchers

Support the collection you love by becoming a National Member today. Your membership supports our work from education to conservation—learn more via our website: give.nga.gov
#myngadc #nationalgalleryofart #museumeducation #museummembership

I.M. Pei’s landmark East Building opened in 1978. Time for a 40th birthday party! (Disco-themed, of course.) 💃🕺 Tonight from 6-9, boogie to the beat with local DJ Kelton Higgins, enjoy pop-up talks featuring works of art from the 1970s, and construct the museum of the future using blocks and magnetic tiles. Tap the link in our profile to learn more and register! #nganights #myngadc

Wandering through “Rachel Whiteread,” the first comprehensive survey of the British sculptor’s work. 📸: @margaretbakke #myngadc #rachelwhiteread

“Nuestra Señora de Las Iguanas” (1979, Corcoran Collection) was taken by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide while she spent time in the town of Juchitán, Mexico. This striking photo depicts Zobeida, one of the women of Juchitán. Zobeida confidently wears a crown of iguanas on her head in the marketplace, where she sold the lizards. The artist made a series depicting the Zapotec women who are indigenous to the Oaxaca region. 🦎
This photograph is frequently reproduced in Juchitán, serving as a visual signifier of the dominant role that women hold in the society. Iturbide’s work focuses on Mexico, its people, and the interplay between indigenous communities—who maintain distinct traditions—and the Hispanic communities whose traditions are more prominently recognized and celebrated. 🦎
#gracielaiturbide #iguanas #iguana #hispanicheritagemonth

Garden court Saturdays 🌿🌱 Photo by @therealslimschafey #myngadc #nationalgalleryofart

“The idea is to represent an effect of light in the wood toward sundown but to allow the imagination to predominate,” George Inness wrote of his painting “Sunset in the Woods” (1891). Inness embraced a sense of mystery in his art. Where does Inness’s style and subject lead your imagination?
#georgeinness #americanart #americanpainting #nationalgalleryofart

Have you ever sketched in a museum? For the next month at the Gallery, we invite you to experience our collection in a new way—with pencil and sketchbook in hand. Sketchbooks with activities and thought-provoking prompts will be available throughout October at all Information Desks. We are also offering public programs like tomorrow's "Mindful Sketching" program with @takefivemeditation. Meet in the West Building Rotunda at 11 am for 45 minutes of guided sketching exercises that combine close looking and drawing with basic meditative techniques. 🔍📒✏️ We invite you to slow down, look carefully, and share your creativity! Tag your Gallery drawings with #NGAsketch. 🔍📒✏️ #sketching #sketch_daily #mindfulsketching #myngadc

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