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'The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art'
Through the centuries, artists have adopted a variety of approaches to pastel, experimenting with it to achieve exciting and unexpected effects. Featuring approximately 70 exquisite examples drawn entirely from the permanent collection, The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art traces the history of pastel from the Renaissance to the 21st century and examines the many techniques that artists have developed to work with this colorful and versatile medium. The Touch of Color includes many works that have never been exhibited before and will be on view at the National Gallery of Art from September 29, 2019, through January 26, 2020.