Did you know? Robert Motherwell’s “Reconciliation Elegy” was commissioned by the Gallery to adorn one of the largest walls in the East Building when it opened in 1978. This enormous painting is 10 feet high and about 30 feet long.
Happy birthday to Motherwell, born on this day in 1915. Stop by the Gallery’s East Building to see “Reconciliation Elegy”: http://go.usa.gov/x9GK8
Robert Motherwell, “Reconciliation Elegy,” 1978, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Collectors Committee