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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

National Gallery of Art opens collections online

Now anyone can develop a miniature National Gallery of Art on Pinterest or any mobile device or online program.
Mary Cassatt, "Children Playing on the Beach," 1884. Oil on canvas. (Mary Cassatt - National Gallery of Art, Alisa Mellon Bruce Collection)

The gallery announced Thursday that more than 20,000 of its works have been assembled into an online resource called NGA Images and anyone, for free, can search, share and download.

Say you want to create a gallery of women, because March is Women’s History Month. You might start with Edouard Manet’s “The Railway,” Mary Cassatt’s “Children Playing on the Beach” or Jean-Honore Fragonard “Young Girl Reading,” Renoir’s “A Girl With a Watering Can,” or Judith Leyster’s “Self-Portrait.”

The possibilities of categories are only limited by the NGA’s esteemed vaults.

The gallery has the only Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas. Now professional and amateur collections can share “Ginevra de’ Benci.”

Artists include: Raphael, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gauguin, Monet, Titian, Homer, El Greco, Cezanne, Degas, Seurat and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Get started with personal categories at images.nga.gov

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Tags:  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Musuem, National Gallery of Art NGA Images

 
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