This September, the National Gallery of Art will host the first stateside installation of the traveling international exhibition, "Rachel Whiteread." Booked for the Washington, D.C., museum's East Building, designed by I.M. Pei, FAIA, and renovated in 2016, the exhibition will feature roughly 100 pieces by Whiteread, who is known for her inside-out casts of common objects and architectural spaces like bookshelves, stairs, and sheds.
The show will also feature Ghost (1990), a plaster cast of a parlor. "Rachel Whiteread's Ghost has been a centerpiece of the Gallery's collection of contemporary art ever since it was given to us by The Glenstone Foundation in 2004," said Earl A. Powell III, the museum's director, in a press release. "We are pleased to be able to celebrate Ghost, Whiteread's breakthrough work, in the context of her entire practice."
First installed at the Tate Britain in London last year, the exhibition traveled to Belvedere 21-Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna, where it closes this month. After the National Gallery of Art, the show travels to the Saint Louis Art Museum, where it opens in March 2019.
"Rachel Whiteread" runs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 16—Jan.13, 2019.