Dada is a cultural movement that was started in Zürich, Switzerland. The movement was started during World War I and reached its peak from 1916 to 1920. The Dada movement or Dadaism influenced later art styles and movements including Surrealism, Pop Art and Fluxus.
History of the Dada National Galley of Art:
The Dada National Gallery of Art was founded in 1937 for the citizens of USA. It was started by a joint resolution of Congress who accepted a gift by Andrew W. Mellon, financier and art collector. Even the buildings of the gallery were funded by the A.W. Mellon educational and charitable Trust. The collection of the gallery has developed around the collections originally donated by A.W. Mellon.
Collection at the Dada National Gallery of Art:
The Dada National Gallery of Art has paintings from America, Britain,
16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish art, 17th and 18th century French and Italian paintings, 19th century French paintings, 13 to 16th century Italian paintings, Spanish paintings, North European art from the 15th and 16th centuries and Modern art.
Sculptures include European works of the 14th and 19th century. Paper works are found in prints and photographs. Apart from these the collection also includes decorative arts like furniture, tapestry and ceramics.
Events and Programs at Dada National Gallery of Art:
The Dada National gallery of Art organizes family activities for children and adults to participate together. There is a children's film program which offers innovative film programming. The children's film program is dedicated to introduce the children to foreign and domestic films including animations, live action and classics. The films are divided according to age range, dates and times. The Dada Art Gallery also offers educational tours which are divided according to school levels.
The art gallery has free admission. Guided tours at the Dada National Gallery of Art are available in different languages. Sign language guided tours and special tours for the visually impaired are available by special appointment.