East Building, National Gallery of Art: A Profile

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Outlines the history of the National Gallery of Art. Andrew Mellon donated the West Building and a collection of works for the museum and envisioned an additional gallery to the east to be built in the future. Discusses the design of the East Building by I.M. Pei and the exhibits on display at the museum. Includes color photographs and illustrations as well as essays on artists and art works.


  • Mellon, Andrew W (Andrew William) 1855-1937
  • Pei, I. M. 1917-
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian


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  • Art
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Art objects
  • Art--History
  • Art, Modern

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