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National Gallery Announces Upcoming Shows Through 2014

Four major photography shows are on the slate, as well as a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective.

The National Gallery can’t be accused of neglecting photography as an art form. In the past 12 months alone it’s done shows
Juan Laurent,
Harry Callahan, and
Lewis Baltz; as well as the West Building’s current exhibition of street photography by artists such as Robert Frank, Walker Evans, and
Beat Streuli.

That trend is set to continue over the next two
years—the NGA released its lineup of exhibitions through 2014 this week,
the list includes four major photography shows. The first, “The
Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One
Hundred Years,” opens September 30 and explores the changing
role of the medium over the past century. It’s followed by an
exhibition looking at manipulated photography pre-Photoshop
(opening February 2013), the first US show dedicated to French
Charles Marville (opening in September 2013), and an exhibition of work by American photographer
Garry Winogrand (opening in March 2014).

Also coming in the fall is “Shock of the News,” which looks at how 20th-century artists have been inspired by newspapers,
from their fonts and images to their roles as cultural microcosms. The rest of the lineup includes a major
Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opening in October, a survey of the Pre-Raphaelite movement in spring of 2013, and a printmaking show exploring
the artists who worked at Crown Point Press between 1972 and 2010 (including
John Cage,
Chuck Close, and
Richard Diebenkorn).

For more information on the National Gallery’s upcoming exhibitions, visit