The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE” Exhibition

    “Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2023-07-21 - 2023-11-13

    at The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 999 This is the story of the origins of Buddhist art. The religious landscape of ancient India was transformed by the teachings of the Buddha, which in turn inspired...More »

  • poster for “The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey”

    “The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2023-04-18 - 2023-10-22

    Lauren Halsey has been commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to create a site-specific installation for its Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation will be accompanied...More »

  • poster for Cecily Brown “Death and the Maid”

    Cecily Brown “Death and the Maid”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2023-04-04 - 2023-12-03

    Gallery 913 For more than twenty-five years, Cecily Brown (b. 1969) has transfixed viewers with sumptuous color, bravura brushwork, and complex narratives that relate to some of Western art history’s...More »

  • poster for Juan de Pareja “Afro-Hispanic Painter”

    Juan de Pareja “Afro-Hispanic Painter”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2023-04-03 - 2023-07-16

    Gallery 955, Galleries 960-962 This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at the life and artistic achievements of seventeenth-century Afro-Hispanic painter Juan de Pareja (ca. 1608–1670). Largely...More »

  • poster for “Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929” Exhibition

    “Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2023-03-02 - 2023-09-04

    Gallery 852 In January 1929, after eight years in Europe, the American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) boarded an ocean liner to New York City for what was meant to be a short visit. Upon arrival,...More »

  • poster for “Learning to Paint in Premodern China” Exhibition

    “Learning to Paint in Premodern China” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2023-02-18 - 2024-01-07

    Galleries 210-216 This exhibition will consider the underexplored question of how painters learned their craft in premodern China. Some painters learned at home, from fathers, mothers, or other relatives...More »

  • poster for “Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition” Exhibition

    “Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2022-10-20 - 2023-01-22

    Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 199 Works by Braque, Gris, and Picasso to be featured in Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition, paired with celebrated works from the 17th through...More »

  • poster for “Bernd & Hilla Becher” Exhibition

    “Bernd & Hilla Becher” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2022-07-15 - 2022-11-06

    691–693 and 851–852 The renowned German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher (1931–2007; 1934–2015) changed the course of late twentieth-century photography. Working as a rare artist couple, they focused...More »

  • poster for “Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection” Exhibition

    “Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2022-06-07 - 2023-02-20

    This exhibition will trace the transformation of the kimono from the late Edo period (1615–1868) through the early 20th century, as the T-shaped garment was adapted to suit the lifestyle of modern Japanese...More »

  • poster for “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” Exhibition

    “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2022-05-07 - 2022-09-05

    The Costume Institute’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion is the second portion of a two-part exhibition exploring fashion in the United States. Presented in collaboration with The Met’s American Wing,...More »

  • poster for Louise Bourgeois “Paintings”

    Louise Bourgeois “Paintings”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2022-04-12 - 2022-08-07

    Louise Bourgeois: Paintings is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings produced by the iconic, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) between her arrival in New York in 1938 and her...More »

  • poster for Winslow Homer “Crosscurrents”

    Winslow Homer “Crosscurrents”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2022-04-11 - 2022-07-31

    Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. This exhibition reconsiders...More »

  • poster for “The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” Exhibition

    “The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2021-09-18 - 2022-09-05

    The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, launches a two-part exploration of fashion in the United States in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. It establishes a modern vocabulary of American...More »

  • poster for Alex Da Corte “As Long as the Sun Lasts”

    Alex Da Corte “As Long as the Sun Lasts”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2021-04-16 - 2021-10-31

    Alex Da Corte (American, born 1980) has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long...More »

  • poster for Alice Neel “People Come First”

    Alice Neel “People Come First”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2021-03-22 - 2021-08-01

    Alice Neel: People Come First will be the first museum retrospective in New York of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) in twenty years. This ambitious survey will position Neel as one of the century’s...More »

  • poster for Héctor Zamora “Lattice Detour”

    Héctor Zamora “Lattice Detour”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2020-08-29 - 2020-12-07

    Héctor Zamora (Mexican, born Mexico City, 1974) will create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the eighth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space,...More »

  • poster for “Making The Met, 1870–2020” Exhibition

    “Making The Met, 1870–2020” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2020-08-29 - 2021-01-03

    The signature exhibition of The Met’s 150th-anniversary year takes visitors on an immersive, thought-provoking journey through the history of one of the world’s preeminent cultural institutions. Making...More »

  • poster for Jacob Lawrence “The American Struggle”

    Jacob Lawrence “The American Struggle”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2020-08-29 - 2020-11-01

    Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle features the little-seen series of paintings—”Struggle: From the History of the American People” (1954–56)—by the iconic American modernist. The exhibition reunites...More »

  • poster for “Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection” Exhibition

    “Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2020-03-03 - 2020-11-30

    This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s magnificent promised gift of over sixty extraordinary photographs in honor...More »

  • poster for “Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara” Exhibition

    “Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2020-01-30 - 2020-10-26

    From the first millennium, the western Sahel—a vast region in Africa just south of the Sahara Desert that spans what is today Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger—was the birthplace of a succession of...More »

  • poster for “The Renaissance of Etching Renaissance of Etching” Exhibition

    “The Renaissance of Etching Renaissance of Etching” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2019-10-23 - 2020-01-20

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Galleries 691–693 The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B. Cohen Gallery, Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery The emergence of etching on paper in Europe in the late 15th and early...More »

  • poster for Wangechi Mutu Exhibition

    Wangechi Mutu Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2019-09-09 - 2020-11-01

    Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu has been selected to create sculptures for The Met’s Fifth Avenue facade niches—the first-ever such installation on the Museum’s historic exterior—inaugurating a new...More »

  • poster for “We Found Us: Expanding the Walls 2019” Exhibition

    “We Found Us: Expanding the Walls 2019” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2019-07-19 - 2019-08-30

    The exhibition We Found Us: Expanding the Walls 2019 will present work by the fifteen artists in the 2018–19 cohort of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s annual residency program Expanding the Walls: Making...More »

  • poster for Leonardo da Vinci “St. Jerome Praying in the Wilderness”

    Leonardo da Vinci “St. Jerome Praying in the Wilderness”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2019-07-15 - 2019-10-06

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Upper Level, Robert Lehman Wing, Gallery 955 To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), The Metropolitan Museum of Art will display the...More »

  • poster for “Apollos Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” Exhibition

    “Apollos Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-07-03 - 2019-09-22

    On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the first images of American astronauts on the moon were beamed back to the earth. The result of decades of technical innovation, this...More »

  • poster for Ragnar Kjartansson “Death Is Elsewhere”

    Ragnar Kjartansson “Death Is Elsewhere”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2019-05-30 - 2019-09-02

    Gallery 963, Robert Lehman Wing court This summer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the world premiere of a major new work by the acclaimed Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The seven-channel...More »

  • poster for “Camp: Notes on Fashion” Exhibition

    “Camp: Notes on Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2019-05-09 - 2019-09-08

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. Presented in The Met Fifth Avenue’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, it will explore...More »

  • poster for Alicja Kwade “ParaPivot”

    Alicja Kwade “ParaPivot”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2019-04-16 - 2019-10-27

    “The Met’s Roof Garden Commission is a catalyst for bold artistic intervention and the continuous rethinking of a unique space, and it’s with great anticipation that we look forward to unveiling Alicja...More »

  • poster for “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll Play It Loud” Exhibition

    “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll Play It Loud” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2019-04-08 - 2019-10-01

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Floor 1, Gallery 199 The first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of...More »

  • poster for “Cultural and Religious Diversity of Ancient Middle East” Exhibition

    “Cultural and Religious Diversity of Ancient Middle East” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2019-03-18 - 2019-06-23

    The Met Fifth Avenue, The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899 The landmark exhibition The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, which opens March 18, 2019, at The Metropolitan...More »

  • poster for “The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated” Exhibition

    “The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2019-03-05 - 2019-06-16

    The Met Fifth Avenue, The Sackler Wing, Galleries 223–32, Floor 2 A major international loan exhibition focusing on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan’s most celebrated work of literature will...More »

  • poster for “Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera Epic Abstraction”

    “Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera Epic Abstraction”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2018-12-17 - 2019-05-31

    Galleries 917–925, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Floor 2 Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera begins in the 1940s and extends into the 21st century to explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture,...More »

  • poster for “Jewelry: The Body Transformed Jewelry” Exhibition

    “Jewelry: The Body Transformed Jewelry” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion
    • 2018-11-12 - 2019-02-24

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Floor 2, Gallery 999, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it convey? Opening November 12 at The Metropolitan Museum...More »

  • poster for “Dutch Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer” Exhibition

    “Dutch Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-10-16 - 2020-10-01

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Robert Lehman Wing, Galleries 964–965 Dutch paintings of the 17th century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Metropolitan...More »

  • poster for “Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings” Exhibition

    “Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-10-16 - 2019-01-27

    Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings Celebrating Tintoretto Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19–1594) was one of the preeminent Venetian painters of the 16th century, and was renowned...More »

  • poster for “Armenia!” Exhibition

    “Armenia!” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Installation
    • 2018-09-22 - 2019-01-13

    The Met Fifth Avenue, First Floor, Gallery 199 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Armenia! explores the arts and culture of the Armenians from their conversion to Christianity in the early fourth century...More »

  • poster for Jane and Louise Wilson “Stasi City”

    Jane and Louise Wilson “Stasi City”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2018-09-18 - 2019-03-31

    Jane and Louise Wilson’s (British, born 1967) Stasi City (1997) is widely considered one of the most important works of video art of the last half century, advancing the medium to a newly theatrical and...More »

  • poster for Delacroix Exhibition

    Delacroix Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-09-17 - 2019-01-06

    The Met Fifth Avenue, The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899, 2nd floor French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the 19th century. Through his choice of daring...More »

  • poster for “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin Nedjemankh” Exhibition

    “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin Nedjemankh” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2018-07-20 - 2019-04-21

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Floor 1, Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries for Egyptian Art, Gallery 136 A highly ornamented ancient Egyptian coffin from the first century B.C. will be the spectacular centerpiece...More »

  • poster for “Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix Devotion to Drawing” Exhibition

    “Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix Devotion to Drawing” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2018-07-17 - 2018-11-12

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Galleries 691–693, The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B. Cohen Gallery, and Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery Renowned as a giant of French Romantic painting, Eugène Delacroix...More »

  • poster for “African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s” Exhibition

    “African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-06-26 - 2018-10-08

    This exhibition will present more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, part of an important recent acquisition by The Met. Produced by mostly...More »

  • poster for “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition

    “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2018-05-10 - 2018-10-08

    Exhibition Locations: The Met Fifth Avenue’s Medieval Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center. Also at the Met Cloisters. The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and...More »

  • poster for Irving Penn “Centennial”

    Irving Penn “Centennial”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-04-24 - 2018-07-30

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 199 The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth. Over the course of...More »

  • poster for Huma Bhabha “We Come in Peace”

    Huma Bhabha “We Come in Peace”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2018-04-17 - 2018-10-28

    The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Gallery 926 The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace was conceived by the artist in consultation with Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman...More »

  • poster for “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789)” Exhibition

    “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789)” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2018-04-16 - 2018-07-29

    Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899, 2nd floor The palace of Versailles has attracted travelers since it was transformed under the direction of the Sun King,...More »

  • poster for “French Parks and Gardens” Exhibition

    “French Parks and Gardens” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-03-12 - 2018-07-29

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Robert Lehman Wing, Galleries 964–965 Anchored by the encyclopedic holdings of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris...More »

  • poster for “The Met to Show Major Collection of Edo Paintings” Exhibition

    “The Met to Show Major Collection of Edo Paintings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2018-02-27 - 2019-01-21

    Floor 2, Arts of Japan, The Sackler Wing Galleries, 225–32 Painting blossomed in Japan during the Edo period (1615–1868), as artists daringly experimented with conventional styles. Novel approaches...More »

  • poster for William Eggleston “Los Alamos”

    William Eggleston “Los Alamos”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-02-14 - 2018-05-28

    This is an exhibition featuring William Eggleston’s landmark Los Alamos series, a selection of seventy-five photographs—including his first color photograph—taken on trips through the American South between...More »

  • poster for David Hockney Exhibition

    David Hockney Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-11-27 - 2018-02-25

    For nearly 60 years, David Hockney (British, born 1937) has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges. This major retrospective—the exhibition’s only North American...More »

  • poster for “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” Exhibition

    “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-11-13 - 2018-02-12

    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, is the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence...More »

  • poster for “Nomadic Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg” Exhibition

    “Nomadic Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2017-09-25 - 2018-05-07

    The Met Fifth Avenue, The Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery Floor 2, Gallery 458 Woven bags produced by and for nomads from Iran, Turkey, and the Caucasus contained all of the necessities...More »

  • poster for “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque” Exhibition

    “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-07-25 - 2017-10-15

    Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. This...More »

  • poster for “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” Exhibition

    “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-06-27 - 2017-12-17

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, Gallery 851 Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While...More »

  • poster for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” Exhibition

    “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2017-05-04 - 2017-09-04

    Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Floor 2 The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that The Costume Institute’s spring 2017 exhibition will be Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons (preceded...More »

  • poster for Irving Penn “Centennial”

    Irving Penn “Centennial”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-04-24 - 2017-07-30

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 199 The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth. Over the course of his...More »

  • poster for Adrián Villar Rojas “The Theater of Disappearance”

    Adrián Villar Rojas “The Theater of Disappearance”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-04-14 - 2017-10-29

    The Met Fifth Avenue The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Gallery 926 Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas has created a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof...More »

  • poster for “Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” Exhibition

    “Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-02-17 - 2017-05-29

    Galleries 964-965, Robert Lehman Wing Taking as its focus one of The Met’s most captivating masterpieces, this thematic exhibition affords a unique context for appreciating the heritage and allure of...More »

  • poster for Hercules Segers Exhibition

    Hercules Segers Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-02-13 - 2017-05-21

    The great experimental printmaker Hercules Segers (Dutch, ca. 1590–ca. 1638), one of the most fertile artistic minds of his time, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality. With a unique...More »

  • poster for “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers” Exhibition

    “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-02-13 - 2017-05-21

    Galleries 691–693, The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B. Cohen Gallery, Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery Hercules Segers (ca. 1589–ca. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly...More »

  • poster for “The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection” Exhibition

    “The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-12-12 - 2017-06-25

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, Gallery 851 The 41 works in the exhibition The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection will...More »

  • poster for “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” Exhibition

    “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2016-11-08 - 2017-02-05

    The Costume Institute’s Fall 2016 exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion, on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center will feature significant acquisitions of the past 10 years. The show, curated by...More »

  • poster for “Native American Masterpieces from Charles & Valerie Diker” Exhibition

    “Native American Masterpieces from Charles & Valerie Diker” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-10-28 - 2017-03-19

    This choice selection of exceptional Native American works of art is drawn entirely from New York’s Charles and Valerie Diker Collection—one of the most outstanding and comprehensive private collections...More »

  • poster for “Maiolica” Exhibition

    “Maiolica” Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-10-20 - 2017-05-29

    Wrightsman Exhibition Gallery, Gallery 521 This exhibition of Renaissance maiolica from The Met’s world-renowned collection celebrates the publication of Maiolica, Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The...More »

  • poster for “Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection” Exhibition

    “Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-10-20 - 2017-05-14

    This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of 50 years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness...More »

  • poster for Max Beckmann Exhibition

    Max Beckmann Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-10-19 - 2017-02-20

    This exhibition puts a spotlight on artist Max Beckmann’s special connection with New York City, featuring 14 paintings that he created while living in New York from 1949 to 1950, as well as 25 earlier...More »

  • poster for Valentin de Boulogne Exhibition

    Valentin de Boulogne Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-10-07 - 2017-01-16

    The Met Fifth Avenue Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Gallery 999 The greatest French follower of Caravaggio (1571–1610), Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632) was also one of the outstanding...More »

  • poster for Jean Honoré Fragonard Exhibition

    Jean Honoré Fragonard Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2016-10-06 - 2017-01-08

    The Met Fifth Avenue, Galleries 691–693 The Charles Z. Offin Gallery, Karen B. Cohen Gallery, Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806)—one of the most forward-looking...More »

  • poster for “Splendors of Korean Art” Exhibition

    “Splendors of Korean Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-10-01 - 2017-10-17

    Arts of Korea Gallery, 2nd Floor Thirteen masterpieces on loan from the National Museum of Korea are highlighted in the exhibition Splendors of Korean Art, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art...More »

  • poster for “Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven” Exhibition

    “Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-09-26 - 2017-01-08

    Beginning around the year 1000, Jerusalem attained unprecedented significance as a location, destination, and symbol to people of diverse faiths from Iceland to India. Multiple competitive and complementary...More »

  • poster for Cornelia Parker “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)”

    Cornelia Parker “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-04-19 - 2016-10-31

    Gallery 926, The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American...More »

  • poster for Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun “Woman Artist in Revolutionary France”

    Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun “Woman Artist in Revolutionary France”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-15 - 2016-05-15

    Exhibition Location: Special Exhibition Gallery, first floor, Gallery 199 Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of...More »

  • poster for “The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor” Exhibition

    “The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2016-01-26 - 2016-05-22

    “Prints throw open to their students with the most complete abandon the whole gamut of human life and endeavor, from the most ephemeral of courtesies to the loftiest pictorial presentation of man’s spiritual...More »

  • poster for “A New Look at a Van Eyck Masterpiece” Exhibition

    “A New Look at a Van Eyck Masterpiece” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-25 - 2016-04-24

    This focus exhibition presents the findings of a recent study of the Crucifixion and Last Judgment paintings (ca. 1440–41) by Jan van Eyck and his workshop. These paintings and their frames have undergone...More »

  • poster for “Monkey Business Celebrating the Year of the Monkey” Exhibition

    “Monkey Business Celebrating the Year of the Monkey” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2016-01-08 - 2016-07-24

    The traditional East Asian lunar calendar consists of a repeating twelve-year cycle, with each year corresponding to one of the twelve animals in the East Asian zodiac. This Lunar New Year, which begins...More »

  • poster for “Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay” Exhibition

    “Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2016-01-08 - 2016-04-11

    This installation of drawings, prints, and related ephemera by the German artist and performer Matthias Buchinger (1674–1739) explores for the first time the oeuvre of the so-called “Little Man of Nuremberg.”...More »

  • poster for “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” Exhibition

    “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-12-19 - 2016-06-05

    Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely...More »

  • poster for “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age” Exhibition

    “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2015-12-15 - 2016-05-01

    Galleries 742–743 & 746 This exhibition reveals the most sumptuous moment in late nineteenth-century America—a period known as the Gilded Age—through the work of some of the most noted design firms...More »

  • poster for Jacqueline de Ribes “The Art of Style”

    Jacqueline de Ribes “The Art of Style”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-11-19 - 2016-02-21

    This Costume Institute exhibition focuses on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas...More »

  • poster for “Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas” Exhibition

    “Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation
    • 2015-10-26 - 2016-09-18

    From the first millennium B.C. until the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, artists from the ancient Americas created small-scale architectural models to be placed in the tombs of important...More »

  • poster for “Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection” Exhibition

    “Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Other - Crafts
    • 2015-10-20 - 2016-07-31

    A spectacular array of Japanese works of art will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall, in a special exhibition featuring works of art drawn from the recent landmark gift to the Museum...More »

  • poster for “Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620” Exhibition

    “Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2015-10-20 - 2016-01-10

    Printed sources related to the design of textile patterns first appeared during the Renaissance when six intricate, interlaced “knotwork” designs, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and later copied by Albrecht...More »

  • poster for “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” Exhibition

    “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-10-12 - 2016-01-24

    The reunification of ancient Egypt achieved by Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II—the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom—was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly 400 years. During the Middle...More »

  • poster for “Alex Katz at the Met” Exhibition

    “Alex Katz at the Met” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2015-10-09 - 2016-06-26

    Gallery 918 This exhibition, mounted in celebration of gifts both donated and promised to the Met, gathers works by Alex Katz (American, born 1927), one of our era’s most acclaimed artists. Acquired...More »

  • poster for “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

    “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2015-09-29 - 2016-01-04

    The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books from the Museum’s vast holdings of works on paper. Because of their sensitivity...More »

  • poster for “Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection” Exhibition

    “Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2015-09-21 - 2016-03-13

    This installation, the thirteenth since the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography opened in 2007, is a snapshot—not comprehensive, but representative—of the collecting interests of the...More »

  • poster for “Kongo: Power and Majesty” Exhibition

    “Kongo: Power and Majesty” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-09-18 - 2016-01-03

    Central Africa’s Kongo civilization is responsible for one of the world’s greatest artistic traditions. This international loan exhibition explores the region’s history and culture through 146 of the most...More »

  • poster for “In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa” Exhibition

    “In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-08-31 - 2016-01-03

    This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for...More »

  • poster for “The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe’s Photographs of Angola and South Africa” Exhibition

    “The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe’s Photographs of Angola and South Africa” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-08-24 - 2016-01-03

    The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe’s Photographs of Angola and South Africa at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning August 24 features 23 works produced over the past 10 years by South African...More »

  • poster for “Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection” Exhibition

    “Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2015-08-15 - 2016-06-19

    This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum’s collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from...More »

  • poster for “Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection” Exhibition

    “Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-08-10 - 2016-01-18

    Installation Location: The Howard Gilman Gallery, Gallery 852 Photographers, like ventriloquists, can cast “voices” in a seemingly infinite number of genres and period styles. This does not negate the...More »

  • poster for “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” Exhibition

    “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-06-30 - 2015-10-04

    Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Gallery 999 Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians,...More »

  • poster for “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

    “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2015-06-23 - 2015-09-28

    The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books from the Museum’s vast holdings of works on paper. Because of their sensitivity...More »

  • poster for George Caleb Bingham Exhibition

    George Caleb Bingham Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-06-17 - 2015-09-20

    One of the foremost American genre painters of the 19th century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Opening at...More »

  • poster for Pierre Huyghe “The Roof Garden Commission”

    Pierre Huyghe “The Roof Garden Commission”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-05-12 - 2015-11-01

    This spring Pierre Huyghe (born 1962, Paris) has installed the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Huyghe has spent the past twenty-five...More »

  • poster for Van Gogh “Irises and Roses”

    Van Gogh “Irises and Roses”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-05-12 - 2015-08-16

    Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) brought his work in Provence to a close with exuberant bouquets of spring flowers—two of irises and two of roses, in contrasting formats and color schemes—in which he sought...More »

  • poster for “China: Through the Looking Glass” Exhibition

    “China: Through the Looking Glass” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-05-07 - 2015-09-07

    The Costume Institute’s spring 2015 exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass is presented in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore the impact of...More »

  • poster for “Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” Exhibition

    “Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-04-20 - 2015-07-26

    Opulence and fantasy characterize the art of India’s Deccan courts during the rule of its sultans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The diamond-rich region attracted artists, poets, writers,...More »

  • poster for Piotr Uklański “Fatal Attraction”

    Piotr Uklański “Fatal Attraction”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-03-17 - 2015-08-16

    Exhibition Location: Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography, Second Floor, Gallery 851 Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the first...More »

  • poster for “The Plains Indians: Artists of the Earth and Sky” Exhibition

    “The Plains Indians: Artists of the Earth and Sky” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2015-03-09 - 2015-05-10

    A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, beginning March 9. Bringing together more than...More »

  • poster for Captain Linnaeus Tripe “Photographer  of India and Burma”

    Captain Linnaeus Tripe “Photographer of India and Burma”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-02-24 - 2015-05-25

    Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) occupies a special place in the history of 19th-century photography for the outstanding body of work he produced in India and Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1850s. Captain...More »

  • poster for “Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art” Exhibition

    “Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2015-02-17 - 2015-05-31

    For centuries, Persian kingship was epitomized by two complementary pursuits: bazm (feast) and razm (fight). The ruler’s success as both a reveler and hunter/warrior distinguished him as a worthy and legitimate...More »

  • poster for “Story of Collecting Japanese Art at Metropolitan Museum—Told through Exhibition of Renowned Masters’ Iconic Works”

    “Story of Collecting Japanese Art at Metropolitan Museum—Told through Exhibition of Renowned Masters’ Iconic Works”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2015-02-14 - 2015-09-27

    Exhibition Location: Arts of Japan Galleries, 223–232 The 100th anniversary in 2015 of the Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an ideal opportunity to explore the history...More »

  • poster for “Korea 100 Years of Collecting at the Met” Exhibition

    “Korea 100 Years of Collecting at the Met” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Other
    • 2015-02-07 - 2016-03-27

    When the Department of Far Eastern Art was established at the Metropolitan in the summer of 1915, the Museum possessed only sixty-five Korean works. Some were mistakenly catalogued as Chinese or Japanese....More »

  • poster for Robert Motherwell “Lyric Suite”

    Robert Motherwell “Lyric Suite”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-02 - 2015-07-26

    In addition to a long and prolific career as a painter, American artist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) was a dedicated teacher, a scholar of art and literature, and a champion of fellow artists. He was...More »

  • poster for “Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815” Exhibition

    “Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Fashion
    • 2015-02-02 - 2015-07-19

    This installation features lengths of fabric for an unmade man’s suit and waistcoat, as well as a selection of embroidery samples for fashionable menswear made between about 1760 and 1815. During this...More »

  • poster for Wolfgang Tillmans “Book for Architects”

    Wolfgang Tillmans “Book for Architects”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2015-01-26 - 2015-11-01

    Wolfgang Tillmans’s installation Book for Architects (2014) is on view at the Metropolitan Museum for the first time since its debut at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Over a period of ten years,...More »

  • poster for “Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio” Exhibition

    “Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-20 - 2015-04-05

    This exhibition poses the question, What did people “hear” when they looked at paintings of musical performances by Caravaggio and his contemporaries? There is no doubt that these pictures had an intentionally...More »

  • poster for “Celebration of the Year of the Ram” Exhibition

    “Celebration of the Year of the Ram” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-04-19

    In celebration of the Year of the Ram, the Metropolitan Museum presents a selection of remarkable works drawn exclusively from the Museum’s permanent collection. These include lively sculptures of bronze,...More »

  • poster for “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” Exhibition

    “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-12-20 - 2015-06-14

    This installation features elaborate mandalas, embroidered tangkas, devotional sculpture, and jewelry for the gods. A highlight of the display will be ritual costumes used by masked dancers who reenacted...More »

  • poster for “The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art” Exhibition

    “The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Media Arts
    • 2014-12-09 - 2015-03-08

    Masterfully illuminated pages from two volumes of the magnificent, lavishly ornamented Winchester Bible—a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200—will be shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art...More »

  • poster for “Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art” Exhibition

    “Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-12-09 - 2015-09-07

    The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the seventeenth...More »

  • poster for “Paper Chase: Two Decades of Collecting Drawings and Prints” Exhibition

    “Paper Chase: Two Decades of Collecting Drawings and Prints” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2014-12-09 - 2015-03-16

    This exhibition of works of art on paper pays tribute to the esteemed connoisseur and brilliant curator George R. Goldner, Drue Heinz Chairman of the Department of Drawings and Prints since 1993, who will...More »

  • poster for Ennion “Master of Roman Glass”

    Ennion “Master of Roman Glass”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-12-09 - 2015-04-13

    Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however,...More »

  • poster for Paul Cézanne “Madame Cézanne”

    Paul Cézanne “Madame Cézanne”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2014-11-19 - 2015-03-15

    Madame Cézanne, the first exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) of his most painted model, Hortense Fiquet (1850–1922), will open at The Metropolitan Museum of...More »

  • poster for Tullio Lombardo “Adam:  A Masterpiece Restored”

    Tullio Lombardo “Adam: A Masterpiece Restored”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-11-11 - 2015-06-14

    The life-size marble statue of Adam, carved by Tullio Lombardo (Italian, ca. 1455–1532), is among the most important works of art from Renaissance Venice to be found outside that city today. Made in the...More »

  • poster for “Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014” Exhibition

    “Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2014-11-11 - 2015-12-06

    The permanent collection of the Department of Arms and Armor is one of the most encyclopedic in the world. To highlight the ongoing development of the collection’s multicultural and interdisciplinary nature,...More »

  • poster for “Celebrating Sax: Instruments and Innovation” Exhibition

    “Celebrating Sax: Instruments and Innovation” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Other
    • 2014-11-06 - 2015-04-30

    This special display of instruments made by three generations of the Sax family marks the bicentenary of the birth of Adolphe Sax. Rare saxophones, brass instruments, and an exquisite ivory clarinet are...More »

  • poster for El Greco “El Greco in New York”

    El Greco “El Greco in New York”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-04 - 2015-02-01

    To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), this special collaboration will bring together all of the artist’s paintings in The Metropolitan Museum...More »

  • poster for Bartholomeus Spranger “Bartholomeus Spranger Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague”

    Bartholomeus Spranger “Bartholomeus Spranger Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-11-04 - 2015-02-01

    Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague, the first major exhibition devoted to this fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperors, will be on view...More »

  • poster for “Painting with Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century” Exhibition

    “Painting with Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-10-25 - 2015-03-29

    The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic...More »

  • poster for “Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century” Exhibition

    “Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-10-25 - 2015-03-29

    For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting,...More »

  • poster for “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” Exhibition

    “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-10-21 - 2015-02-01

    Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, is on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for “Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection” Exhibition

    “Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-20 - 2015-02-16

    Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists—Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927),...More »

  • poster for “Innovation and Spectacle: Chinese Ritual Bronzes” Exhibition

    “Innovation and Spectacle: Chinese Ritual Bronzes” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-10-18 - 2015-03-22

    This exhibition features three spectacular ritual vessels from the fifth century b.c. that have never before been displayed together outside China. Lent by the Shanghai Museum, these wine vessels—a pair...More »

  • poster for “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry” Exhibition

    “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-08 - 2015-01-11

    This international loan exhibition will explore the achievements of the great northern Renaissance master, Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550). As the impressive body of his surviving drawings makes clear,...More »

  • poster for “Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick” Exhibition

    “Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Other
    • 2014-10-06 - 2015-04-09

    The Burdick Baseball Card collection constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. In 1947,...More »

  • poster for Thomas Hart Benton “America Today Mural Rediscovered”

    Thomas Hart Benton “America Today Mural Rediscovered”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-30 - 2015-04-19

    The exhibition Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton’s epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum...More »

  • poster for Thomas Struth “Photographs”

    Thomas Struth “Photographs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-29 - 2015-02-16

    This exhibition celebrates the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of photographs by Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), one of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century. Featuring...More »

  • poster for “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” Exhibition

    “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-09-22 - 2015-01-04

    At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe...More »

  • poster for “The Art of the Chinese Album” Exhibition

    “The Art of the Chinese Album” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-06 - 2015-03-29

    This exhibition showcases the album, one of the most intimate of Chinese painting formats. The special structure of the album, in which each turn of the page is an opportunity to remake the world anew,...More »

  • poster for “Coptic Art, Dikran Kelekian, and Milton Avery” Exhibition

    “Coptic Art, Dikran Kelekian, and Milton Avery” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Crafts
    • 2014-08-11 - 2015-09-07

    A 1943 portrait by the renowned modern American painter Milton Avery (1885–1965) of his friend Dikran Kelekian—a noted collector of modern paintings, Coptic, and Islamic art, and an influential dealer...More »

  • poster for “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi” Exhibition

    “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-08-05 - 2015-01-11

    Ostad Elahi (1895–1974) was a renowned Persian musician, thinker, and jurist whose transformative work in the art of tanbūr—an ancient, long-necked lute—paralleled his innovative approach to the quest...More »

  • poster for Sol LeWitt “Wall Drawing #370”

    Sol LeWitt “Wall Drawing #370”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-06-30 - 2016-01-03

    Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions...More »

  • poster for Garry Winogrand Exhibition

    Garry Winogrand Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-06-27 - 2014-09-21

    The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will open at The Metropolitan...More »

  • poster for “The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design” Exhibitiom

    “The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design” Exhibitiom

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-05-20 - 2014-10-26

    The Pre-Raphaelites galvanized the British art world in the second half of the nineteenth century with a creative vision that resonates to this day. Rejecting contemporary academic practice as vacuous...More »

  • poster for Charles James “Beyond Fashion”

    Charles James “Beyond Fashion”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-05-08 - 2014-08-10

    The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute will examine the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion...More »

  • poster for Dan Graham with Günther Vogt “The Roof Garden Commission”

    Dan Graham with Günther Vogt “The Roof Garden Commission”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-04-29 - 2014-11-02

    American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden—the second in a new series...More »

  • poster for “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy” Exhibition

    “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy” Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy
    • 2014-04-29 - 2014-08-17

    This exhibition features more than forty outstanding examples of calligraphy from the collection of Jerry Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, created by leading artists of the Yuan (1271–1368), Ming (1368–1644),...More »

  • poster for “Goya and the Altamira Family” Exhibition

    “Goya and the Altamira Family” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-22 - 2014-08-03

    This exhibition features Goya’s four portraits of members of the Altamira family, including the so-called Boy in Red, one of the Metropolitan Museum’s most beloved Old Master paintings. Also on view will...More »

  • poster for “Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century” Exhibition

    “Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-04-14 - 2014-07-27

    This is the first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region,...More »

  • poster for “Now You See It: Photography and Concealment” Exhibition

    “Now You See It: Photography and Concealment” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-31 - 2014-09-01

    Photography is a medium prized for its capacity to expose, lay bare, make visible. For many artists, the camera is, above all, a tool for revealing what would otherwise remain unnoticed. As Diane Arbus...More »

  • poster for Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux”

    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-03-10 - 2014-05-26

    This major retrospective explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852–1871). The first full-scale...More »

  • poster for Lucas Samaras “Offerings from a Restless Soul”

    Lucas Samaras “Offerings from a Restless Soul”

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2014-02-24 - 2014-09-01

    Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul features over 60 works drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The Metropolitan...More »

  • poster for “Making Pottery Art” Exhibition

    “Making Pottery Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2014-02-04 - 2015-03-15

    Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr....More »

  • poster for “The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection” Exhibition

    “The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-09-07

    This exhibition will draw on the holdings of noted American collectors Robert and Betsy Feinberg, who have created one of the premiere private collections of Japanese painting from the Edo period (1615–1868)...More »

  • poster for Charles Marville “Photographer of Paris”

    Charles Marville “Photographer of Paris”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-01-29 - 2014-05-04

    Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval...More »

  • poster for Antonio Canova “The Seven Last Works”

    Antonio Canova “The Seven Last Works”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-01-22 - 2014-04-27

    Antonio Canova (1757–1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. He also worked in a deeply...More »

  • poster for “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” Exhibition

    “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-14 - 2014-03-30

    Through a special collaboration with the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a focused presentation on the devotional...More »

  • poster for “Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin” Exhibition

    “Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2014-01-14 - 2014-12-07

    Thirty-five rare guitars that illustrate the early history of the instrument in America will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drawn from the Museum’s own holdings as well as from the Martin...More »

  • poster for “The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925” Exhibition

    “The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-12-18 - 2014-04-13

    At the turn of the twentieth century, images of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the Western plains and mountains were collected eagerly. Through sixty-five...More »

  • poster for “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China” Exhibition

    “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2013-12-11 - 2014-04-06

    The first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art ever mounted by the Metropolitan, Ink Art explores how contemporary works from a non-Western culture may be displayed in an encyclopedic art museum....More »

  • poster for “Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings” Exhibition

    “Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-12-11 - 2015-03-08

    Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster...More »

  • poster for “Jewels by JAR” Exhibition

    “Jewels by JAR” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2013-11-20 - 2014-03-09

    This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last thirty-five years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. Born...More »

  • poster for William Kentridge “The Refusal of Time”

    William Kentridge “The Refusal of Time”

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2013-10-22 - 2014-05-11

    A new joint acquisition by the Met and SFMOMA, William Kentridge’s five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) is a thirty-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism...More »

  • poster for Balthus “Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations”

    Balthus “Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-09-25 - 2014-01-12

    Balthus is best known for his series of pensive adolescents who dream or read in rooms that are closed to the outside world. Focusing on his finest works, the exhibition will be limited to approximately...More »

  • poster for “Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim” Exhibition

    “Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Crafts
    • 2013-09-17 - 2014-01-05

    Hildesheim Cathedral has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of church furnishings and treasures in Europe, with many masterpieces made between 1000 and 1250. As a result, it was designated a...More »

  • poster for “Interwoven Globe The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800” Exhibition

    “Interwoven Globe The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-09-16 - 2014-01-05

    Textiles had been traded between Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe for hundreds of years, primarily along lengthy overland routes. In the mid-fifteenth century, the fragmentation of the Mongol...More »

  • poster for Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition

    Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-08-19 - 2014-01-05

    One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre- Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic...More »

  • poster for Ken Price “Sculpture A Retrospective”

    Ken Price “Sculpture A Retrospective”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-06-18 - 2013-09-22

    This long overdue retrospective, the first major museum exhibition of Ken Price’s work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959...More »

  • poster for “The Civil War and American Art” Exhibition

    “The Civil War and American Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-27 - 2013-09-02

    This major loan exhibition considers how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. Landscapes and genre scenes—more than traditional history paintings—captured the war’s impact on...More »

  • poster for “The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi” Exhibition

    “The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-05-14 - 2013-11-03

    This commission presents the first large-scale installation in the United States by the artist Imran Qureshi (born 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan). The sources for the lush patterns that sprout from his spills...More »

  • poster for “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” Exhibition

    “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2013-05-09 - 2013-08-14

    The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today....More »

  • poster for “Velázquez’s Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este A Masterpiece from the Galleria Estense, Modena” Exhibition

    “Velázquez’s Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este A Masterpiece from the Galleria Estense, Modena” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-16 - 2013-07-14

    Among the most distinctive portraits by Diego Velázquez is one he painted of Francesco I d’Este (1610–58), the Duke of Modena, during the duke’s visit to Madrid in 1638 to secure the support of Philip...More »

  • poster for James Nares “Street”

    James Nares “Street”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2013-03-05 - 2013-05-27

    y intention was to give the dreamlike impression of floating through a city full of people frozen in time, caught Pompeii-like, at a particular moment of thought, expression, or activity…a film to be viewed...More »

  • poster for William Eggleston “At War with the Obvious”

    William Eggleston “At War with the Obvious”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-02-26 - 2013-07-28

    William Eggleston (American, born 1939) emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern color photography. Now, fifty years later, he is its most prolific and influential exemplar. Through a profound...More »

  • poster for "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" Exhibition

    "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-02-26 - 2013-05-27

    Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity presents a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings, seen in concert with...More »

  • poster for Sopheap Pich “Cambodian Rattan”

    Sopheap Pich “Cambodian Rattan”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-02-23 - 2013-07-07

    This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave...More »

  • poster for "Sleeping Eros" Exhibition

    "Sleeping Eros" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-01-29 - 2013-06-23

    Eros, the Greek god of love, was capable of overpowering the minds of all gods and mortals. According to an early myth, Gaia (goddess of the Earth) and Eros were the source of all creation. Literary references...More »

  • poster for "The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850" Exhibition

    "The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-22 - 2013-04-21

    In 2003 the Metropolitan Museum acquired a significant group of paintings spanning a key period in European history, beginning with the advent of the French Revolution and concluding with the reign of...More »

  • poster for Henri Matisse " In search of true painting"

    Henri Matisse " In search of true painting"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-12-04 - 2013-03-17

    Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the twentieth century. The critic Clement Greenberg, writing in The Nation in 1949, called him...More »

  • poster for "African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde" Exhibition

    "African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2012-11-27 - 2013-04-14

    This exhibition highlights the specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art...More »

  • poster for George Bellows Exhibition

    George Bellows Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-11-15 - 2013-02-18

    At the time of his death at the age of 42, George Bellows (1882–1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists. In his brief life, he created an extraordinary body of work totaling approximately...More »

  • poster for "Faking It Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop" Exhibition

    "Faking It Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-10-11 - 2013-01-27

    This is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of doctored photographs, from hand-painted daguerreotypes and altered salt prints of the 1840s to the pre-digital dreamscapes of the late twentieth...More »

  • poster for "Bernini Sculpting in Clay" Exhibition

    "Bernini Sculpting in Clay" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-10-03 - 2013-01-06

    To visualize lifesize or colossal marbles, the great Roman Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) began by making small, spirited clay models. Fired as terracotta, these studies and related...More »

  • poster for “After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age” Exhibition

    “After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-09-25 - 2013-05-27

    This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gütschow, and others, have used digital technology to alter the photographic image...More »

  • poster for "Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years" Exhibition

    "Regarding Warhol Sixty Artists, Fifty Years" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Media Arts
    • 2012-09-18 - 2012-12-31

    Commentators on contemporary art have often claimed that Warhol is the most influential artist of the last half-century. No exhibition, however, has truly examined that assertion in depth. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Designing Nature The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art" Exhibition

    "Designing Nature The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-05-26 - 2013-01-13

    "Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning...More »

  • poster for "Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City" Exhibition

    "Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-05-15 - 2012-11-04

    Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and...More »

  • poster for "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Exhibition

    "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-05-10 - 2012-08-19

    The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers...More »

  • poster for "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700" Exhibition

    "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-04-03 - 2012-09-03

    This exhibition is the first to offer an extensive overview of the Museum's holdings of early Central European drawings, many of which were acquired in the last two decades. An emphasis on works by later...More »

  • poster for "Naked before the Camera" Exhibition

    "Naked before the Camera" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-03-27 - 2012-09-09

    Since the beginning of art and in every medium, depicting the human body has been among the artist's greatest challenges and supreme achievements, as can so easily be seen by Museum visitors walking through...More »

  • poster for "Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition" Exhibition

    "Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2012-03-14 - 2012-07-08

    As the seventh century began, vast territories extending from Syria to Egypt and across North Africa were ruled by the Byzantine Empire from its capital, Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Critical to the...More »

  • poster for "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde" Exhibition

    "The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-02-28 - 2012-06-03

    Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. This exhibition unites some two hundred...More »

  • poster for "Spies in the House of Art" Exhibition

    "Spies in the House of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Film - Video installation
    • 2012-02-07 - 2012-08-26

    Artists are the secret constituency of museums, inspired and challenged not only by the objects and collections they display but also by the spaces in which they are shown and the authority they represent....More »

  • poster for "Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology" Exhibition

    "Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2011-11-22 - 2012-04-22

    For the first time in nearly a century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is displaying a selection from its large collection of electrotypes, the metalwork reproductions that were among the first European...More »

  • poster for “Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection”

    “Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-11-22 - 2016-11-27

    Louisiana heiress and philanthropist Matilda Geddings Gray (1885–1971) acquired her first object by Fabergé in 1933. An artist herself, with a refined aesthetic sensibility, she was a sophisticated collector,...More »

  • poster for "The Making of a Collection Islamic Art at the Metropolitan" Exhibition

    "The Making of a Collection Islamic Art at the Metropolitan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2011-11-01 - 2012-02-05

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world. This could not have been achieved without the generosity of dedicated individuals who...More »

  • poster for "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe" Exhibition

    "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2011-10-13 - 2012-01-02

    This exhibition is the first large-scale presentation of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from Alfred Stieglitz's collection, acquired by the Metropolitan in 1949. In addition to being a master...More »

  • poster for "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz" Exhibition

    "Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-10-11 - 2012-02-26

    A towering figure in early twentieth-century photography, Alfred Stieglitz was not only a master of the medium, but also a powerful tastemaker and tireless advocate for photography as a fine art in the...More »

  • poster for "Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900" Exhibition

    "Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-09-28 - 2012-01-08

    Indian paintings have traditionally been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and narrative content. Recent scholarship, however, has begun to...More »

  • poster for Perino del Vaga Exhibition

    Perino del Vaga Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-09-27 - 2012-02-05

    Perino del Vaga was one of the most admired and influential Italian artists of the sixteenth century. Blending influences from Michelangelo, Raphael, and classical antiquity, his art, with its emphasis...More »

  • poster for "Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures" Exhibition

    "Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-21 - 2012-01-29

    This major international loan exhibition challenges conventional perceptions of African art. Bringing together more than one hundred masterpieces drawn from collections in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium,...More »

  • poster for "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine" Exhibition

    "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-09-13 - 2012-03-04

    The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings...More »

  • poster for "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection" Exhibition

    "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy
    • 2011-09-07 - 2012-01-03

    The collapse of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and subsequent conquest of China by semi-nomadic Manchu tribesmen from northeast of the Great Wall comprised some of the most traumatic events in Chinese history....More »

  • poster for "Red and Black Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century" Exhibition

    "Red and Black Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-09-07 - 2012-04-15

    Lacquer, made from the resin of a family of trees (Rhus verniciflua) native to East Asia, is an amazing material. When tapped from the tree, it is white or light gray and has a consistency similar to that...More »

  • Romare Bearden (1911–1988) "A Centennial Celebration"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-08-30 - 2012-01-08

    Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood...More »

  • poster for "The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt" Exhibition

    "The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-08-30 - 2012-01-22

    The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication...More »

  • poster for "Arts of Korea/Patchwork Textiles" Exhibition

    "Arts of Korea/Patchwork Textiles" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-08-23 - 2011-12-11

    On view will be highlights from the Museum's Korean collection, including ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, and sculpture, dating from about the fourth century B.C. to 2008. Notable masterpieces will include...More »

  • poster for "Frans Hals" Exhibition

    "Frans Hals" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-07-26 - 2011-10-10

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his...More »

  • poster for "Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Collection, 1934–2001" Exhibition

    "Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Collection, 1934–2001" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-07-19 - 2011-11-27

    The modern and contemporary artists in this installation have translated their fascination with paper into works that defy conventional definitions of drawing. Treating paper as a material rather than...More »

  • poster for "Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting" Exhibition

    "Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-06-29 - 2011-11-27

    The goddess (devi) is both the source and the affirmation of life. In early Indian religions, this concept is deified in a variety of forms. While we lack a historical understanding of the quasi-magical-religious...More »

  • poster for "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art" Exhibition

    "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Product - Crafts
    • 2011-06-24 - 2011-10-23

    This installation of paintings, screens, and objects in the Arts of Japan galleries will reflect the keen attentiveness to seasonal change evident in Japanese art. After the nation's capital was established...More »

  • poster for “Highlights from the Modern Design Collection, 1900 to the Present, Part II” Exhibition

    “Highlights from the Modern Design Collection, 1900 to the Present, Part II” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Ceramics
    • 2011-05-23 - 2012-07-01

    This installation of modern and contemporary design objects features new acquisitions and other important works from the past century to the present. Highlights include René Lalique’s “Swan” necklace of...More »

  • poster for "Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe"

    "Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-05-17 - 2011-08-14

    By 1750, almost 2,500 professional artists and amateurs were working in pastel in Paris alone. Portraits in pastel were commissioned by all ranks of society, but most enthusiastically by the royal family,...More »

  • poster for "Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron & Son" Exhibition

    "Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron & Son" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2011-05-17 - 2011-11-13

    Astonishing archaeological discoveries made by Heinrich Schliemann at Troy (1871–73) and Mycenae (1876) linked the heroes of Homer's epics to the material culture of the Greek Bronze Age (3000–1050 B.C.)....More »

  • poster for "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Exhibition

    "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-05-04 - 2011-08-07

    The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation...More »

  • poster for "Anthony Caro on the Roof" Exhibition

    "Anthony Caro on the Roof" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-04-26 - 2011-10-30

    Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924)—who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty...More »

  • poster for "Night Vision: Photography After Dark" Exhibition

    "Night Vision: Photography After Dark" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-04-26 - 2011-09-18

    At the turn of the last century, night photography came into its own as an artistic genre. In the early years of the medium, capturing images under low-light conditions was nearly impossible, but by the...More »

  • poster for "Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective" Exhibition

    "Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-04-13 - 2011-08-28

    This first retrospective of drawings by the contemporary American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development...More »

  • poster for "Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2011-04-07 - 2011-08-14

    This exhibition focusing on buncheong ware, the bold and dynamic ceramic art that flourished in Korea during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, features approximately sixty works from the renowned...More »

  • poster for "Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century" Exhibition

    "Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-04-05 - 2011-07-04

    This exhibition focuses on the Romantic motif of the open window as first captured by German, Danish, French, and Russian artists around 1810–20. These works include hushed, sparse rooms showing contemplative...More »

  • poster for "The Washington Haggadah: Medieval Jewish Art in Context" Exhibition

    "The Washington Haggadah: Medieval Jewish Art in Context" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-04-05 - 2011-06-26

    This presentation features the Washington Haggadah, one of the most important illustrated Hebrew manuscripts preserved in an American public collection and an unprecedented loan from the Library of Congress....More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-04-04 - 2011-06-12

    This exhibition includes works on paper that date from the seventeenth century to the present day. A selection of prints focuses on Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) and Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)...More »

  • poster for "After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection" Exhibition

    "After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-22 - 2012-01-02

    Recent tumult at home and abroad has prompted soul-searching in some quarters of America, and many people have a sense that the promise of our founding ideals and the positive international sway we once...More »

  • poster for "Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents" Exhibition

    "Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product
    • 2011-03-08 - 2011-08-21

    In many world cultures masks allow performers to adopt a wide range of characters and emotions. They can take on an endless variety of forms: human or animal; sacred or profane; dramatic or comedic. They...More »

  • poster for "The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE" Exhibition

    "The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2011-03-08 - 2011-09-18

    Featuring about thirty Andean tunics drawn from the Museum's collection, as well as loans from the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and two private collections, the exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Cézanne's Card Players" Exhibition

    "Cézanne's Card Players" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-05-08

    This exhibition unites for the first time the works from Cézanne's series of card player canvases together with their associated oil studies and drawings. Also included will be a carefully selected group...More »

  • poster for "Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York" Exhibition

    "Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Media Arts
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-07-04

    New York City and nearby New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County have been home to a vibrant Italian American population since the late nineteenth century. Within this community, a remarkable tradition...More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2011-02-03 - 2011-03-27

    The current display of drawings, prints, and illustrated books in the Johnson Galleries offers a rich presentation of artists' portraits and self-portraits, both drawings and prints, dating from the early...More »

  • poster for "Commemorating His Majesty" Exhibition

    "Commemorating His Majesty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy
    • 2011-02-01 - 2011-05-01

    Complementing the exhibition "The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City," this installation features imperially commissioned paintings and calligraphies from the Qianlong era. Self-conscious...More »

  • poster for "The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City" Exhibition

    "The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2011-02-01 - 2011-05-01

    This loan exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum presents some ninety paintings, decorative works, architectural elements, and religious works created for an elaborate two-acre private retreat...More »

  • poster for "A Renaissance Masterpiece Revealed: Filippino Lippi's 'Madonna and Child'" Exhibition

    "A Renaissance Masterpiece Revealed: Filippino Lippi's 'Madonna and Child'" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-04-25

    Filippino Lippi is one of the great artists of fifteenth-century Florence. Among his principal patrons was the wealthy banker Filippo Strozzi (1428–1491), who commissioned a "Madonna and Child" for his...More »

  • poster for "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" Exhibition

    "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Crafts
    • 2010-12-15 - 2011-05-01

    Drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition explores the vibrancy and innovation of Chinese art in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, underscoring the taste for extravagant...More »

  • poster for "Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500-1900)" Exhibition

    "Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500-1900)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-12-07 - 2011-10-30

    This installation features a selection of one hundred examples of important boxes, caskets, and small chests from the Museum's Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. [Image: Christopher...More »

  • poster for "Representation/Abstraction in Korean Art" Exhibition

    "Representation/Abstraction in Korean Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-11-23 - 2011-03-20

    This special installation brings together objects and paintings from different periods of Korean art history, whose pairings and juxtapositions highlight the beauty, power, and emotional resonance of both...More »

  • poster for "Haremhab, The General Who Became King" Exhibition

    "Haremhab, The General Who Became King" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-11-16 - 2011-07-04

    The Metropolitan Museum's magnificent lifesize statue of Haremhab as a scribe is the centerpiece of the exhibition. Thematic groupings of related objects—whether historical antecedents or parallel works—explain...More »

  • poster for "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand" Exhibition

    "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-11-10 - 2011-04-10

    This exhibition features three giants of photography—Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946), Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879–1973), and Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976)—whose works are...More »

  • poster for "'Our Future Is In The Air': Photographs from the 1910s" Exhibition

    "'Our Future Is In The Air': Photographs from the 1910s" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-11-10 - 2011-04-10

    The twentieth century was truly born during the 1910s. This exhibition surveys the range of uses to which photography was put as its most advanced practitioners and theorists were redefining the medium...More »

  • poster for John Baldessari "Pure Beauty"

    John Baldessari "Pure Beauty"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other - Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-10-20 - 2011-01-09

    This is the first major U.S. exhibition in twenty years to survey the work of the legendary American artist John Baldessari, widely renowned as a pioneer of conceptual art. Baldessari (b. 1931, National...More »

  • poster for "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs" Exhibition

    "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2010-10-19 - 2011-01-23

    This is a small, scholarly focused exhibition of about fifty pieces of the distinctive "artistic furniture" and related objects produced by the workshop of Charles Rohlfs (American, 1853–1936) in Buffalo,...More »

  • poster for "Katrin Sigurdardottir" Exhibition

    "Katrin Sigurdardottir" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-10-19 - 2011-06-05

    Entitled Boiseries, the installations are full-scale interpretations of eighteenth-century French rooms preserved at the Metropolitan Museum, one from the Hôtel de Crillon (1777–1780) on the Place de la...More »

  • poster for "Italy Observed: Views and Souvenirs, 1706–1899" Exhibition

    "Italy Observed: Views and Souvenirs, 1706–1899" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-10-12 - 2011-01-02

    This installation will assemble the rich holdings of Italian vedute collected by Robert Lehman. From paintings of Venetian life by Luca Carlevaris to a Neapolitan album of gouache drawings documenting...More »

  • poster for "Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism” Exhibition

    "Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism” Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Other
    • 2010-10-07 - 2011-06-26

    Thirty works dedicated to the enactment of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, focusing on Tibetan tantric rugs as the seats of power employed by practitioners of esoteric Buddhism, will form this installation....More »

  • poster for "Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance"

    "Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-10-06 - 2011-01-17

    The first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532) brings together Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints and places them in the...More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-10-05 - 2011-01-03

    This exhibition showcases works on paper from the sixteenth to the twentieth century in a range of drawn and printed media. A group of sixteenth-century views of Rome features images of the most celebrated...More »

  • poster for Joan Miró "The Dutch Interiors"

    Joan Miró "The Dutch Interiors"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-10-05 - 2011-01-17

    A series of three early twentieth-century avant-garde paintings by Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983) will be juxtaposed with the two paintings from the Dutch Golden Age that inspired them, providing rare...More »

  • poster for "The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty" Exhibition

    "The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Sculpture - Furniture - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2010-09-28 - 2011-01-02

    This exhibition covers the period from 1215, the year of Khubilai's birth, to 1368, the year of the fall of the Yuan dynasty in China founded by Khubilai Khan, and features every art form, including paintings,...More »

  • poster for "The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel" Exhibition

    "The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2010-09-28 - 2011-04-03

    First discovered in 1996 during construction on the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv highway in Lod (formerly Lydda), Israel, this large and impressive mosaic floor has only recently been uncovered and was displayed...More »

  • poster for "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change" Exhibition

    "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Furniture - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2010-08-21 - 2011-01-09

    Organized to complement the Museum's major loan exhibition The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, this installation in the Museum's permanent galleries for Chinese painting and calligraphy...More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2010-07-13 - 2010-10-03

    This exhibition includes works on paper that date from the seventeenth century to the present day. A selection of French drawings includes recent acquisitions by Claude Vignon (1593–1670), Jacques André...More »

  • poster for Howard Hodgkin "Prints from the Collection, 1987–2002"

    Howard Hodgkin "Prints from the Collection, 1987–2002"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-07-13 - 2011-02-13

    Eleven monumental prints by the internationally renowned British artist Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932) are on view in this installation. Hodgkin's prints are multi-layered compositions wherein many printing...More »

  • poster for "Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography" Exhibition

    "Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-07-02 - 2011-02-21

    Themes of dislocation and displacement in contemporary photography are explored in this exhibition of works from the collection. Perambulations and digressions in photographic works from the 1960s and...More »

  • poster for "Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs, 1950–1980" Exhibition

    "Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs, 1950–1980" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-06-08 - 2010-10-17

    Leon Levinstein (American, 1910–1988), an unheralded master of street photography, is best known for his candid and unsentimental black-and-white figure studies made in New York City neighborhoods from...More »

  • poster for "P.S. Art 2010 in The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education" Exhibition

    "P.S. Art 2010 in The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2010-06-08 - 2010-08-08

    Exceptional works of art by sixty-nine New York City public school students, ages four to twenty, are on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education through P.S. Art, a collaborative program...More »

  • poster for "An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo" Exhibition

    "An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-05-12 - 2010-09-19

    Over the past twenty years, Julie and David Tobey have assembled one of the preeminent collections of Italian Old Master drawings in private hands. Ranging across the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth...More »

  • poster for "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" Exhibition

    "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-05-05 - 2010-08-15

    American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It will explore developing perceptions...More »

  • poster for "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-27 - 2010-08-01

    This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) in the Museum's collection. It features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings...More »

  • poster for Doug and Mike Starn "Big Bambú"

    Doug and Mike Starn "Big Bambú"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-04-27 - 2010-10-31

    Invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the twin brothers Mike and Doug Starn (born in New Jersey in 1961) will present...More »

  • poster for "Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered" Exhibition

    "Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-04-13 - 2010-11-07

    Following the acquisition in 2002 of a pair of wine coolers from the Sachsen–Teschen Service, the core of the surviving parts was discovered in a French private collection. This superb ensemble was last...More »

  • poster for "Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana" Exhibition

    "Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2010-03-31 - 2010-10-03

    The story of Rama—the Ramayana—one of the great epics of South Asia literature, has captured the imagination of Indian artists for centuries. Scenes from the Ramayana first appear at Deogarh, in north...More »

  • poster for "Side by Side: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Met" Exhibition

    "Side by Side: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Met" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-03-16 - 2010-08-29

    Founded in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is one of the finest college or university collections in the United States, serving as an invaluable educational resource for aspiring...More »

  • poster for "Tutankhamun’s Funeral" Exhibition

    "Tutankhamun’s Funeral" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-03-16 - 2010-09-06

    In 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron...More »

  • poster for "The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry" Exhibition

    "The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-06-13

    The Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) of Jean de Berry, a treasure of The Cloisters collection, is one of the most celebrated and lavishly illustrated manuscripts in this country. Because it is currently unbound,...More »

  • poster for "The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy" Exhibition

    "The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-05-25

    The renovation of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon provides an opportunity for the unprecedented loan of the alabaster mourner figures from the tomb of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, and his wife,...More »

  • poster for "Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art" Exhibition

    "Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2010-02-27 - 2010-11-28

    In Chinese art, the birthday is a celebration of a long and rewarding life. This exhibition—focusing on scenes of splendid celebrations and works incorporating the theme of longevity—draws together examples...More »

  • poster for Xie Zhiliu "Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting (1910–1997)"

    Xie Zhiliu "Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting (1910–1997)"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-02-06 - 2010-07-25

    This exhibition includes a selection of around one hundred and fifty works by Xie Zhiliu (pronounced "shay jer-leo"), one of modern China's leading traditional artists and a preeminent connoisseur of painting...More »

  • poster for "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage" Exhibition

    "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2010-02-02 - 2010-05-09

    Sixty years before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century, aristocratic Victorian women were already experimenting with photocollage. The compositions they...More »

  • poster for "The Drawings of Bronzino" Exhibition

    "The Drawings of Bronzino" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-04-18

    This exhibition is the first ever dedicated to Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572), and will present nearly all the known drawings by, or attributed to, this leading Italian Mannerist artist, who was active primarily...More »

  • poster for Romare Bearden "The Block"

    Romare Bearden "The Block"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Other
    • 2010-01-15 - 2010-04-30

    This small-focus show from the Museum’s permanent collection features the 1971 mural-size collage The Block by Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988), as well as a dozen of his preliminary sketches and photographs,...More »

  • poster for "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection" Exhibition

    "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2009-12-17 - 2010-06-06

    In 1975, the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired more than four hundred works of Japanese art from collector Harry G. C. Packard (1914-1991), by gift and purchase. The acquisition instantly transformed...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Aboriginal Painting from Australia" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Aboriginal Painting from Australia" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-12-15 - 2010-06-13

    This installation features fourteen bold and colorful paintings created by contemporary Aboriginal Australian artists. Drawn from a private collection in the U. S., the installation provides an introduction...More »

  • poster for "Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44" Exhibition

    "Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-11-22 - 2010-03-21

    The second porcelain factory in Europe able to make true porcelain in the manner of the Chinese was established in Vienna in 1718. Founded by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, the small porcelain enterprise...More »

  • poster for "Velázquez Rediscovered" Exhibition

    "Velázquez Rediscovered" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-11-17 - 2010-02-07

    "Velázquez Rediscovered" features a newly identified painting by Velázquez, "Portrait of a Man," formerly ascribed to the workshop of Velázquez, and recently reattributed to the master himself following...More »

  • poster for "Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania" Exhibition

    "Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-11-17 - 2011-01-23

    This exhibition—the first in an art museum to be devoted exclusively to Oceanic musical instruments—explores the rich diversity of musical instruments created and used in the Pacific Islands. Drawn primarily...More »

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    "Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-11-17 - 2010-09-06

    Music is a universal human phenomenon. Musical instruments and musical expression, however, take an almost infinite variety of forms throughout the world. This is especially true in Oceania (the Pacific...More »

  • poster for "The Young Archer Attributed to Michelangelo" Exhibition

    "The Young Archer Attributed to Michelangelo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-11-03 - 2010-12-31

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the marble sculpture Young Archer, attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti (Florence 1475–Rome 1564), in its Vélez Blanco Patio as part of a special loan from the...More »

  • poster for "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868" Exhibition

    "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2009-10-21 - 2010-01-10

    This will be the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the arts of the samurai. Arms and armor will be the principal focus, bringing together the finest examples of armor, swords and sword mountings,...More »

  • poster for "Pablo Bronstein at the Met" Exhibition

    "Pablo Bronstein at the Met" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Digital
    • 2009-10-06 - 2010-04-18

    "Pablo Bronstein at the Met" is a presentation of new work by the London-based artist, addressing the history and future of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several large ink drawings by the artist suggest...More »

  • poster for "Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac, and Avant-garde Visual Culture of the Late 1950s" Panel Discussion

    "Robert Frank, Jack Kerouac, and Avant-garde Visual Culture of the Late 1950s" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-10-04 - 2009-10-04

    Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, moderates a panel with Luc Sante, writer and critic, and author of "Lowlife: Lures and Snares of Old New York" (1991);...More »

  • poster for "Watteau, Music, and Theater" Exhibition

    "Watteau, Music, and Theater" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-22 - 2009-11-29

    The exhibition will explore the place of music and theater in the work of the great early eighteenth-century French painter and draftsman Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), comparing an imagery of power,...More »

  • poster for "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans" Exhibition

    "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-09-22 - 2010-01-03

    This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of "The Americans," Robert Frank’s influential suite of black-and-white photographs made on a cross-country road trip in 1955–56....More »

  • poster for "Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2009-09-15 - 2010-06-13

    Photographs are often perceived as transparent windows onto a three-dimensional world. Yet photographs also have their own material presence as physical objects. Contemporary artists who exploit this apparent...More »

  • poster for "Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid" Exhibition

    "Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-10 - 2009-11-29

    The Milkmaid was painted by Johannes Vermeer in about 1657–58. It may be considered one of the last works of the artist's early, formative years, during which he adopted various subjects and styles from...More »

  • poster for "Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting" Exhibition

    "Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-09-10 - 2010-03-28

    The art of the book in medieval India is closely associated with the Jain religious community, and illustrated palm-leaf manuscripts survive from around the tenth century, while those on paper appear after...More »

  • poster for "Silk and Bamboo: Music and Art of China" Exhibition

    "Silk and Bamboo: Music and Art of China" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2009-09-05 - 2010-02-07

    This exhibition celebrates the musical heritage of China—one of the oldest continuously documented traditions with roots reaching back more than 8,000 years. Featuring some 60 objects and illustrations—drawn...More »

  • poster for "Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44" Exhibition

    "Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-08-22 - 2010-03-21

    The second porcelain factory in Europe able to make true porcelain in the manner of the Chinese was established in Vienna in 1718. Founded by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, the small porcelain enterprise...More »

  • poster for "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer" Exhibition

    "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2009-08-06 - 2010-02-21

    Although lacquer is used in many Asian cultures, the art of carving lacquer is unique to China. Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It...More »

  • poster for "The Lens and the Mirror: Self-Portraits from the Collection, 1957–2007" Exhibition

    "The Lens and the Mirror: Self-Portraits from the Collection, 1957–2007" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2009-07-21 - 2009-12-06

    Artists’ self-portraits hold an enduring fascination for the viewer. When confronting an artist’s self-image, we not only feed our curiosity about the creator’s appearance, but we also witness the maker...More »

  • poster for "Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?" Film Screening and Discussion

    "Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?" Film Screening and Discussion

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    • Media: Film - Art Talk
    • 2009-07-17 - 2009-07-17

    Pre-screening discussion with Harold Koda, Kohle Yohannan, and Dorothy McGowan. In this excoriating satire of the fashion industry, Polly Maggoo is a 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model in Paris, on...More »

  • poster for "Michelangelo’s First Painting" Exhibition

    "Michelangelo’s First Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-07-16 - 2009-09-07

    Michelangelo’s biographers wrote that his first painting copied a well-known engraving by the German artist Martin Schongauer (1448–1491). Made in about 1487–88, The Torment of Saint Anthony has been...More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-07-14 - 2009-10-04

    The current rotation highlights the grandeur and glory of Baroque Rome with drawings by Annibale Carracci, Pietro da Cortona, Gianlorenzo Bernini, and others for some of the most prestigious artistic commissions...More »

  • poster for "Broken Flowers and Grass: Nature and Landscape in the Drawings of Anselm Kiefer" Exhibition

    "Broken Flowers and Grass: Nature and Landscape in the Drawings of Anselm Kiefer" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-07-02 - 2009-08-02

    German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) deploys landscape as an expressive tool in 28 works drawn from the Museum’s collection and presented in the Giaconda and Joseph King Gallery in the Lila Acheson Wallace...More »

  • poster for "Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-06-30 - 2009-11-15

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns some forty-five sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), the American Beaux-Arts sculptor who worked in New York, Paris, and Cornish, New Hampshire. The Museum’s...More »

  • poster for "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul" Exhibition

    "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2009-06-23 - 2009-09-20

    Ancient Afghanistan—at the crossroads of major trade routes and the focus of invasions by great powers and nomadic migrations—was home to some of the most complex, rich, and original civilizations on the...More »

  • poster for "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present" Exhibition

    "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product
    • 2009-06-23 - 2011-05-01

    This installation of highlights from the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection from 1900 to the present features forty-six objects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s hand-crafted oak,...More »

  • poster for "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars" Exhibition

    "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-06-18 - 2009-11-29

    The introduction of Esoteric Buddhism to Japan from mainland China in the ninth century forever changed the visual landscape of Japanese religion, and of Japanese art as a whole. The rituals of Mikkyō...More »

  • poster for "Napoleon III and Paris" Exhibition

    "Napoleon III and Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-06-09 - 2009-09-07

    This dossier photography exhibition will focus on the changing shape of Paris during the Second Empire, when the city’s narrow streets and medieval buildings gave way to the broad boulevards and grand...More »

  • poster for "African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting" Exhibition

    "African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2009-06-02 - 2009-09-27

    The collections of African and Oceanic art in the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, begun in the 1920s by Josef Mueller and continued by Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, represent the culmination of more than...More »

  • poster for "Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages" Exhibition

    "Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-06-02 - 2009-08-23

    With strokes of genius, artists in the Middle Ages explored the medium of drawing, creating a rich array of works ranging from spontaneous sketches to powerful evocations of spirituality to intriguing...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Islamic Calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Islamic Calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Calligraphy - Ceramics
    • 2009-06-02 - 2009-09-01

    Masterpieces of calligraphy from the Islamic Art Department’s collections will be on display for a period of three months, showcasing the calligraphic art of the Islamic world, from Spain to south Asia...More »

  • poster for "Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective" Exhibition

    "Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-05-20 - 2009-08-16

    The first major exhibition in New York in twenty years devoted to one of the most compelling painters of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective features some 130 works--sixty-five...More »

  • "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-05-06 - 2009-08-09

    Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting,...More »

  • "Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-04-28 - 2009-10-25

    American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of...More »

  • poster for "The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984" Exhibiiton

    "The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984" Exhibiiton

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-04-21 - 2009-08-02

    This is the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on “The Pictures Generation,” a tightly knit group of New York artists who created some of the most important and influential works of the...More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-04-14 - 2009-07-12

    Among the works in this rotation are several recent gifts to the Department of Drawings and Prints, including groups of sixteenth-century Italian drawings by artists from Florence and the north of Italy,...More »

  • poster for "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift" Exhibition

    "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-09-07

    This selection of master drawings represents the distillation of the finest works assembled over two generations of collecting by Subhash Kapoor and his late father, Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600" Exhibition

    "Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-03-17 - 2009-06-21

    These forty-five exquisite works of art illustrate the height of artistic production under court and elite patronage during the first 200 years of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), a time of extraordinary...More »

  • poster for "Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution" Exhibition

    "Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-02-24 - 2009-05-24

    Beginning in the 16th century, a tradition of bronze sculpture developed in France that was influenced by achievements of the Italian Renaissance but soon revealed its own distinct force, refinement, and...More »

  • poster for "Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard" Exhibition

    "Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2009-02-03 - 2009-05-25

    This exhibition will focus on a collection of 9,000 picture postcards amassed and classified by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975), now part of the Metropolitan’s Walker Evans Archive....More »

  • poster for Pierre Bonnard "The Late Interiors"

    Pierre Bonnard "The Late Interiors"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-01-27 - 2009-04-19

    The first exhibition to focus entirely on the radiant late interiors and still lifes of Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947), the 80 paintings, drawings, and watercolors on display date from the artist’s later years,...More »

  • poster for "Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China’s Age of Brilliance" Exhibition

    "Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China’s Age of Brilliance" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy - Other
    • 2009-01-23 - 2009-09-13

    Drawn entirely from the extensive resources of the Metropolitan Museum, this exhibition presents the rich diversity of art created under China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Its seventy paintings and calligraphies...More »

  • "Raphael to Renoir: Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-01-21 - 2009-04-26

    This will be the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the European old master and 19th-century drawings from the distinguished collection of Mr. Jean Bonna in Geneva, Switzerland. Many of the 120...More »

  • Alexander Calder "Calder Jewelry"

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-12-09 - 2009-03-01

    American-born artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is celebrated for his mobiles, stabiles, paintings, and objets d’art. This landmark exhibition will be the first museum presentation dedicated solely to...More »

  • poster for "Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche" Presentation

    "Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche" Presentation

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-11-25 - 2009-01-06

    The Museum will continue a long-standing holiday tradition with the annual presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan...More »

  • poster for "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300–1500" Exhibition

    "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300–1500" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-25 - 2009-04-12

    More than two dozen leaves of the most splendid examples from the Museum’s little-known collection of choral manuscript illuminations will be exhibited, coinciding with the publication of a Museum Bulletin...More »

  • poster for "Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C." Exhibition

    "Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C." Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2008-11-18 - 2009-03-15

    This exhibition focuses on the extraordinary art created as a result of a sophisticated network of interaction that developed among kings, diplomats, merchants, and others in the Near East during the second...More »

  • poster for "Art and Love in Renaissance Italy" Exhibition

    "Art and Love in Renaissance Italy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-11-18 - 2009-02-16

    This exhibition explores the various exceptional objects created to celebrate love and marriage in the Italian Renaissance. The approximately 150 objects, which date from about 1400 to the mid-16th century,...More »

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    "Raqib Shaw at the Met" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-04 - 2009-03-01

    In this selection of work by Raqib Shaw (b. 1974), the Indian-born, London-based artist responds to the Holbein in England exhibition held in 2006–7 at Tate Britain. This is Shaw’s first solo show at a...More »

  • poster for "Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography" Exhibition

    "Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-11-04 - 2009-03-22

    This installation of works from the permanent collection—the third in the Museum’s new gallery for contemporary photographs—surveys the ways in which artists exploit photography’s fundamental illusionism...More »

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    "African Textiles" Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-24 - 2008-10-24

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, discusses the vibrant textile traditions of Africa, focusing on the cross-cultural connections and diverse materials, modes of production,...More »

  • poster for "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions" Exhibition

    "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2008-10-24 - 2009-02-01

    Philippe de Montebello—whose long and storied career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art has spanned nearly a third of the institution’s entire history—will retire after more than thirty-one years as director....More »

  • poster for "Drawings and Prints" Selections from the Permanent Collection

    "Drawings and Prints" Selections from the Permanent Collection

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-10-21 - 2009-01-11

    On view will be European works on paper spanning the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, including a number of recent acquisitions. Among the highlights is a group exploring depictions of gatherings...More »

  • poster for Shigeyuki Kihara "Living Photographs"

    Shigeyuki Kihara "Living Photographs"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-10-07 - 2009-02-01

    This exhibition presents photographs by Shigeyuki Kihara, a Samoan-born multimedia and performance artist who uses photography to explore themes of Pacific culture, identity, colonialism, indigenous spirituality,...More »

  • "The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Fashion
    • 2008-09-30 - 2009-03-22

    Dazzling textile traditions have constituted an important form of aesthetic expression throughout Africa’s history and cultural landscape. Textiles have long been a focal point of the vast continental...More »

  • "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914–1939" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-09-23 - 2008-12-07

    Rhythms of Modern Life will be the first major exhibition in the United States to examine the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning...More »

  • "New York, N. Why?: Photographs by Rudy Burckhardt, 1937–1940" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-23 - 2009-01-04

    In the late 1930s, Rudy Burckhardt—then a recent émigré to America from Switzerland—created what are today considered to be some of the greatest photographs of New York ever made. This exhibition will...More »

  • "Royal Porcelain from the Twinight Collection, 1800–1850" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2008-09-16 - 2009-08-09

    The porcelain factories of Berlin, Sèvres, and Vienna achieved an extraordinary level of both artistic and technical skill in the first half of the nineteenth century, and the quality of painted decoration...More »

  • poster for "Giorgio Morandi, 1890–1964" Exhibition

    "Giorgio Morandi, 1890–1964" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2008-09-16 - 2008-12-14

    This will be a comprehensive survey—the first in this country—of the career of Giorgio Morandi, one of the greatest 20th-century masters of still-life and landscape painting in the tradition of Chardin...More »

  • poster for "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632–1717)" Exhibition

    "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632–1717)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-09-09 - 2009-01-04

    Wang Hui, the most celebrated painter of late 17th-century China, played a key role in reinvigorating past traditions of landscape painting as well as in establishing the stylistic foundations for the...More »

  • "Provocative Visions: Race and Identity" Selections from the Permanent Collection

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-08-19 - 2009-03-08

    This installation features new acquisitions from the past fifteen years, on view at the Museum for the first time. Included are sculptures and prints by contemporary African-American artists—Chakaia Booker,...More »

  • poster for Galleries for Oceanic Art

    Galleries for Oceanic Art

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    • Media: Sculpture - Other
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    The islands of the Pacific Ocean encompass nearly 1,800 distinct cultures and hundreds of artistic traditions in an area that covers about one-third of the earth’s surface. The Museum’s new permanent galleries...More »

  • poster for New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia

    New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    More than one thousand works from the preeminent collection of the Museum’s Department of Islamic Art—one of the most comprehensive gatherings of this material in the world—will return to view this fall...More »

  • poster for Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, including the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries

    Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, including the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    The New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture are reopening with renovated rooms and 8,000 square feet of additional gallery space—the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries—to...More »

  • poster for The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments

    The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    After an eight–month hiatus, the gallery devoted to Western musical instruments has reopened, showcasing more than two hundred works of art drawn primarily from the Metropolitan’s extensive holdings, among...More »

  • poster for The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts

    The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts

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    • Media: Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    The Wrightsman Galleries have undergone extensive renovations to improve the presentation of the Museum’s renowned collection of French furniture and related decorative arts pieces—many of which have a...More »

  • poster for Gallery for the Art of Native North America

    Gallery for the Art of Native North America

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    The Museum’s renovated gallery devoted to Native North American art display approximately 90 works made by numerous American peoples. Ranging from the beautifully shaped stone tools known as bannerstones...More »

  • poster for The Charles Engelhard Court and the Period Rooms

    The Charles Engelhard Court and the Period Rooms

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing—including The Charles Engelhard Court and the American period rooms—reopened on May 19, 2009. After more than two years of construction and renovation, the...More »

  • poster for Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art and the Medieval Europe Gallery

    Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art and the Medieval Europe Gallery

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2008-08-01 - 2013-08-01

    Portions of the Medieval Galleries have been renovated, thanks to the generous support of Mary and Michael Jaharis. The apse beneath the Great Hall Stairs has become part of the Mary and Michael Jaharis...More »

  • poster for "Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm-Leaf Tradition" Exhibition

    "Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm-Leaf Tradition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-07-29 - 2009-03-22

    The exhibition displays the Museum’s rare holding of Indian illuminated palm-leaf manuscripts focuses on one remarkable Mahayanist Buddhist text, the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra (Perfection of...More »

  • "Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Furniture - Crafts
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-09-21

    "Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe" will be the most comprehensive exhibition to date on the tradition of hardstone carving (pietre dure) that developed in Italy...More »

  • poster for J. M. W. Turner Exhibition

    J. M. W. Turner Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-09-21

    The first retrospective of the work of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) presented in the United States in more than forty years, this international exhibition will highlight approximately 140 paintings and...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of French Art Deco" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of French Art Deco" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Crafts
    • 2008-06-30 - 2010-12-31

    French Art Deco is one of the great strengths of the Metropolitan’s modern design collection. The Museum has been actively collecting in this area since the 1920s, when pieces were acquired directly from...More »

  • "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2008-06-03 - 2008-09-01

    The exhibition tells the story of photography’s first 100 years through the work of key figures who helped shape the aesthetic and expressive course of the medium. The exhibition presents 10 to 12 iconic...More »

  • poster for "Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum" Exhibition

    "Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Other
    • 2008-05-28 - 2008-08-17

    The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses one of the world’s finest collections of European decorative arts. The institution is currently undergoing extensive renovations, providing a rare opportunity...More »

  • poster for American Landscapes in the Robert Lehman Wing

    American Landscapes in the Robert Lehman Wing

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-05-20 - 2011-08-29

    Nine large and superb American landscape paintings from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection are currently displayed in the newly renovated Robert Lehman Wing, enabling visitors to view selected highlights...More »

  • poster for Tiepolo Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection

    Tiepolo Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-05-20 - 2008-08-17

    Some 60 drawings by the brilliant Venetian master Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770) and his son and valued assistant Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804) are on view in the court level of the newly...More »

  • poster for "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" Exhibition

    "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Other
    • 2008-05-07 - 2008-09-01

    The symbolic and metaphorical associations between fashion and the superhero are explored in this compelling exhibition. Featuring movie costumes, avant-garde haute couture, and high-performance sportswear,...More »

  • poster for "Jeff Koons on the Roof" Exhibiton

    "Jeff Koons on the Roof" Exhibiton

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2008-04-22 - 2008-10-26

    On view is an installation of sculptures by American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955), featuring three of the artist’s meticulously crafted works that have never before been on public display. The works are...More »

  • poster for Reconstruction and Reinstallation of the Egyptian Art Galleries

    Reconstruction and Reinstallation of the Egyptian Art Galleries

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    • Media: Architecture - Other
    • 2008-03-30 - 2010-12-31

    Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art, 1st floor Upon entering the Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art this season, visitors will see several newly installed galleries, which are part...More »

  • poster for "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection" Exhibition

    "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Furniture - Ceramics
    • 2008-03-30 - 2010-12-25

    Order and disorder, reason and emotion, restraint and excess—opposing impulses such as these have influenced design since the beginning of civilization. The exhibition juxtaposes these divergent approaches,...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Modern Design" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Modern Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-03-30 - 2008-10-05

    This installation will feature important works in all media from the modern design collection by some of the most renowned designers of the 20th century. A highlight will be the 1934 History of Navigation,...More »

  • poster for "Beauty and Learning: Korean Painted Screens" Exhibition

    "Beauty and Learning: Korean Painted Screens" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-11 - 2008-06-01

    With the popularity of ch'aekkŏri ("books and things") paintings under royal patronage in the late eighteenth century, seemingly mundane objects such as books, porcelain vases, bronze vessels, and fruits...More »

  • poster for "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings" Exhibition

    "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Calligraphy
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-08-10

    The exhibition dissects 36 paintings and calligraphies from the permanent collection, juxtaposing actual artworks with enlarged photographic details that focus on fine points of style or content, in order...More »

  • poster for "Pop Art: Works on Paper" Exhibition

    "Pop Art: Works on Paper" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-02-29 - 2010-12-01

    The term Pop Art was first used around 1954 to describe a group of British artists, but by the early 1960s it became synonymous with a new American art movement that appropriated images, techniques, and...More »

  • poster for Gustave Courbet Exhibition

    Gustave Courbet Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2008-02-27 - 2008-05-18

    This is the first full retrospective of the French artist Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) in thirty years, presenting some 130 works by this pioneering figure in the history of modernism, from his seminal...More »

  • poster for "Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru" Exhibition

    "Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2008-02-26 - 2008-09-01

    In the Andean regions of ancient South America, the brilliantly colored feathers of Amazonian birds were a luxury that was much treasured and long used. From the third millennium B.C. onward, feathers...More »

  • poster for "Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions" Exhibition

    "Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-02-12 - 2008-05-11

    French master Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) painted some of the most influential landscapes in Western art. In them, nature is viewed "through the glass of time" and endowed with a poetic quality that has...More »

  • poster for Jasper Johns "Gray"

    Jasper Johns "Gray"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-02-05 - 2008-05-04

    The exhibition examines the use of the color gray by the American artist Jasper Johns (b. 1930) between the mid-1950s and the present. It brings together more than 120 paintings, reliefs, drawings, prints,...More »

  • poster for Lee Friedlander "A Ramble in Olmsted Parks"

    Lee Friedlander "A Ramble in Olmsted Parks"

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture
    • 2008-01-22 - 2008-05-11

    This exhibition features approximately 40 photographs made by Lee Friedlander in the public parks and private estates designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903), North America’s premier landscape architect....More »

  • poster for "In the Light of Poussin: The Classical Landscape Tradition" Exhibition

    "In the Light of Poussin: The Classical Landscape Tradition" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-01-08 - 2008-04-13

    Landscape as an independent genre flourished in the first half of the seventeenth century when artists from all over Europe—but especially France, the Netherlands, and the duchy of Lorraine—came to work...More »

  • poster for "blog.mode: addressing fashion" Exhibition

    "blog.mode: addressing fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2007-12-18 - 2008-04-13

    As a living art form, fashion is open to multiple readings. A vibrant reflection of contemporary culture, fashion—especially in its most avant-garde expressions—affects us through its intense visual impact....More »

  • poster for "The Art of Time: European Clocks and Watches from the Collection" Exhibition

    "The Art of Time: European Clocks and Watches from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2007-12-18 - 2008-04-27

    The exhibition draws upon the Metropolitan Museum’s extensive holdings of English, Dutch, French, German, and Swiss horology, ranging in date from the 16th through the 18th century. Acquired primarily...More »

  • poster for "Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

    "Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-12-14 - 2009-09-30

    This installation presents approximately 35 highlights from the Museum's extensive permanent collection of rare and exquisitely decorated armor, weapons, and equestrian equipment from Tibet and related...More »

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    Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2007-12-13 - 2012-04-29

    This installation presents approximately forty highlights from the Museum’s extensive permanent collection of rare and exquisitely decorated armor, weapons, and equestrian equipment from Tibet and related...More »

  • poster for Tara Donovan Exhibition

    Tara Donovan Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2007-11-20 - 2008-06-29

    Tara Donovan (American, b. 1969) is known for working with commonplace manufactured materials such as tape, Styrofoam cups, or drinking straws to create abstract sculptural installations that often take...More »

  • poster for "Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808–1842" Exhibition

    "Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1808–1842" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2007-11-20 - 2008-05-04

    The silversmithing firm established in Boston in 1808 by Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, and relocated to Philadelphia three years later, produced silver of unprecedented quality and grandeur. This...More »

  • poster for "Asian Lacquer: Masterpieces from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection" Exhibition

    "Asian Lacquer: Masterpieces from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-11-03 - 2008-05-11

    Lacquer, a sap that is a natural plastic, has served as an artistic medium in China, Korea, and Japan for millennia. Lacquer is used for painting and is combined with gold, mother-of-pearl, and other materials....More »

  • poster for “The South Asia Galleries Gandhara, Mathura, Andhra and Gupta Sculpture” Exhibtion

    “The South Asia Galleries Gandhara, Mathura, Andhra and Gupta Sculpture” Exhibtion

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2007-08-10 - 2013-08-01

    These galleries explore the South Asian emergence of Buddhist and Hindu sculptural traditions between the 2nd century B.C. and the 8th century A.D. More than 160 works from the permanent collections are...More »

  • poster for New Greek and Roman Galleries

    New Greek and Roman Galleries

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-04-20 - 2011-04-25

    The opening of the new Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman galleries—an entire wing housing over 5,300 objects in more than 30,000 square feet—completes the reconstruction and reinstallation of the permanent...More »

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