East Building reopens

On Monday, I was super-lucky to be invited to a social media preview of the newly revised East Building of the National Gallery of Art. A highlight was to get to see Nick Benson at work carving the dedication, and hear him speak about his work:

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The new roof terrace is fantastic, and highlighted by Katharina Fritsch’s giant blue Hahn/Cock.

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There are two new tower galleries which were carved into the existing space. One of the galleries has a room for Barnett Newman’s Stations of the Cross:

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The other new gallery is filled with Calders:

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The tower gallery from the original building design still remains, with a Barbara Kruger exhibit on view for the next few months:
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