The National Gallery of Art, Washington announces three additions to its 2018 roster

The first exhibition of its kind, Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze (April 1–August 5, 2018) will bring together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Focusing on designs by major artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Albrecht Dürer, the exhibition will tell the story of how printed images were transmitted, transformed, and translated onto ceramics and small bronze reliefs, creating a shared visual canon across artistic media and geographical boundaries.

Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age (July 1–November 25, 2018) will celebrate the essential relationship the Dutch had with water through some 45 paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, and ship models. The exhibition will feature works by artists such as Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, and Willem van de Velde the Younger. Scenes range from quiet harbor views, frozen canals, and calm seas to dramatic shipwrecks and fierce naval battles, revealing the full range of marine art during the Dutch Golden Age.

Following stops at the Tate Britain in London and 21er Haus in Vienna, Rachel Whiteread (September 16, 2018–January 13, 2019) will travel to the National Gallery of Art, one of the exhibition’s two organizers. As the first comprehensive survey of the work of British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) this exhibition will bring together some 100 objects from the course of the artist’s 30 year career, including drawings, photographs, architecture-scaled sculptures, archival materials, documentary materials on public projects, and several new works on view for the first time.

These three join an exciting schedule of exhibitions next year with Outliers and American Vanguard Art and the first exhibition to focus on the Estonian Renaissance artist Michael Sittow in January, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings and Cézanne Portraits in March, as well as many more.


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