The iconic I. M. Pei-designed East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington reopened to the public on June 30, 2022. The building had been closed since February 28, 2022.
The Atrium sports new panes of glass that have restored light to levels originally seen when the building first opened on June 1, 1978. Visitors now enter through a more accessible main entrance.
The East Building displays two new exhibitions:
- The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler brings together for the first time nearly all of Whistler’s depictions of Hiffernan, including the three renowned “Symphony in White” paintings.
- The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900 is the first major exhibition to consider how and why artists have employed doubled formats to explore perceptual, conceptual, and psychological themes.