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Category Art Museums
Name of Museum National Gallery of Art
Country United States
City Washington
Art Media Acrylic paint, Charcoal, Colored pencil, Conte crayon, Enamel paint, Gesso, Glaze, Goache, Graphite pencil, Ink, Latex paint, Magna paint, Marker, Oil paint, Oil pastel, Primer, Sumi, Tempera, Vinyl paint, Watercolour
Subject Areas Historical, Landscape, Maritime, Nudes, Portraits, Religious, Still Life
Artistic Styles Abstract, Abstract Expressionism , Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Beaux Arts, Conceptual Art, Cubism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Feminist, Folk Art, Futurism , Impressionism , Mannerism , Medieval , Minimalism , Modern , Photo Realism, Pop Art, Pre-Raphaelite, Primitive , Realism , Religious , Renaissance , Rococo , Romanticism , Surrealism , Symbolism
Museum Website National Gallery of Art
Description The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. On March 17, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the completed building and the collections on behalf of the people of the United States of America.