Stop suffering from cabin fever! Sign up for a day with friends and members of the Mispillion Art League for a trip to the National Gallery of Art on Wednesday, March 23.
Cost is only $30. Reservations can be made at the Art League gallery, 5 North Walnut St. in Milford, or by calling 430-7646. Bus will depart from the Food Lion parking lot in Milford at 8 a.m. Tour the galleries and enjoy lunch on your own. Return departure will be at 2:30 p.m.
The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon – financier, art collector and Treasury Secretary. He believed that we should have a national art museum equal to those of other great nations. In 1936, Mellon wrote to president Franklin , offering to donate his superb art collection for a new museum and to use his own funds to construct a building for its use.
Thus, the first building of the National Gallery, the West Building , was dedicated on March 17, 1941. It included from its outset 126 paintings and 26 sculptures from Mellon and other major donors . By its 25th anniversary, another building was needed, followed by a sculpture garden in 1999.
Hope you can join us.