LeRoy Neiman's "Big Band" now on display

Now on display: Artist LeRoy Neiman's "Big Band," an epic jazz painting Neiman considered as one of the greatest in his career. The painting is 9-by-13 feet and features 18 iconic jazz musicians, and it will be unveiled just inside of the museum’s Constitution Avenue entrance. The painting was donated by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation. 

"Big Band" painting

On the site of this new installation, the museum will develop the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe on the first floor of the museum by the Constitution Avenue entrance. Designed to be a permanent space to celebrate the museum's jazz collections, visitors will be welcomed by Neiman's "Big Band," as they enter. A second phase of renovations, slated to open this fall, will include a newly redesigned interior and iconic jazz visuals from the museum's jazz collections. Learn more and join us to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Sign up for jazz e-mails so you don't miss another note.

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