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all photos: Jeff Martin

On September 30th National Gallery of Art will re-open its East Building after three years of extensive renovations, with more than 12,250 square feet of new spaces for art added to the original I.M. Pei design. The new spaces will include the Roof Terrace—an outdoor sculpture terrace overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue—as well as two flanking, sky-lit, interior tower galleries, which feature some of the more striking additions to the collections, including the already-very-instagrammed Hahn/Cock (2013) by Katharina Fritsch and a rotating selection of Rothko’s in one of the tower galleries, as well as a brand new Barbara Kruger show. We recommend just going and getting lost in the beauty of it all.

Learn more about the renovations, upcoming programs (including a first-ever after hours series) and more here, and be on the lookout for a @BrightestYoungThings instagram take-over of the @NGADC account soon. But in the meantime, enjoy these, and see you among the art:






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