The Washington Post covers the National Gallery’s new acquisitions:
The National Gallery of Art has added two extremely different contemporary artists — Kerry James Marshall and Anne Truitt — to its permanent collection.
The gallery announced that “Great America,” a 1994 work by Marshall, and “Knight’s Heritage,” a 1963 sculpture by Truitt, were purchased by the gallery’s Collectors Committee. […]
“They are very different works and they fit very differently,” said Harry Cooper, the gallery’s curator of modern contemporary art. “Marshall fills a big gap. We need more work by more young, midcareer living artists and certainly African American artists who deal with African American subjects. Hopefully this will lead to more.”
The Truitt work joins two sculptures and one drawing of hers at the museum.