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Highlights Include Refurbished Galleries, Expanded Art Offerings, and a New Cafe

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One of our new acquisitions: Idelle Weber, Munchkins I, II, & III, acrylic on linen, 1964. Click image to enlarge.


Fractured Lens: Picasso, Braque, and Cubism’s Influence
Opening Oct. 14, this is the first in a two-year series of collaborations between the Chrysler and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life
Opening Oct. 21, the epic series from the Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole will join the Chrysler's own Cole masterpiece, The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds.

In The Box
A gallery devoted to video and new media opens with Jennifer Steinkamp's Orbit 3.

Glass Focus Gallery
The exhibition Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova: Selections from the Lisa and Dudley Anderson Collection showcases the delicious work of a husband and wife team from the Czech Republic.

Goode Wing of Ancient Worlds and Non-Western Art
Totally redesigned and newly interpreted, this is an exciting new look at our collection of Islamic, Egyptian, MesoAmerican, Greco-Roman, Asian, and African art.

Brock Wing of American Art
These expanded galleries tell the story of American painting and sculpture from the days of the Founding Fathers through the Civil War, featuring some of the museum’s finest works.

Roberts Wing of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art
This is an area widely considered one of the strengths of our collection. With our expansion, we have more space to show more wonderful things.

McKinnon Wing of Modern and Contemporary Art
Among items new on view is the Pop Art classic from Idelle Weber, shown above. We have radically expanded the amount of space dedicated to modern and contemporary art—including the height of the galleries—and we've brought stellar works out of storage and into view.

Exhibitions Now on View

Worn to be Wild
A fun, memorabilia-packed exhibition that looks at the black leather jacket as a cultural statement—and work of art.

Celebrating Smokey Bear: Rudy Wendelin and the Creation of an Icon
A kid-friendly show featuring 19 works by a Virginia artist.

Larry Clark: Tulsa
This photography exhibition comes with a parental warning. It presents a searing look at the drug-addicted underside of a Midwestern city.

Cameo plaques

A long-time highlight of our stellar cameo glass collection has been a plaque by George and Thomas Woodall, The Intruders, shown at left. In 2013, the Museum was successful in obtaining at auction its companion piece, The Attack. The works of blown, cased, acid-etched, and cameo-carved glass date to 1893 and 1896, respectively. Click the image to enlarge.