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Through September 7, 2015
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Through November 1, 2015
From 1895 to 1897, Maurice Prendergast filled the pages of a folio album with drawings in watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink, sketched on-site in the Boston Public Garden. His radiant images captured the carefree recreation of cossetted children and their adoring families in beguiling snapshots. The album, later called the Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook, very likely served as a presentation piece for publishers and other clients.
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 in Middle Eastern art of all periods—is the centerpiece of this installation.
Through September 27, 2015
This exhibition tells the story of how the Museum built its comprehensive collection of Japanese art beginning in the early 1880s, when it owned just a small, eclectic array of Japanese decorative arts.
Through September 28, 2015
Highlights from the selection currently on view in this rotation include engravings by the Renaissance printmaker Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio; Italian and French ceiling designs; new acquisitions of designs for gold- and silversmith's work; recently acquired French drawings of the Neoclassical period; 1930s shoe designs by Erté for Delman's Shoes, New York; prints and a drawing by Lucian Freud; and minimalist and calligraphic prints by Brice Marden.
Through October 18, 2015
This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of P.S. Art, an annual exhibition of talented young artists from New York City's public schools.
The rings featured in this exhibition at The Cloisters come from the Griffin Collection, named after the mythical creature that is part lion and part eagle. While the collection includes finger rings from across the ages, this selection focuses specifically on objects made in the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods.
Through October 20, 2015
The Burdick baseball card collection constitutes an integral part of the Metropolitan's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States.
Through October 25, 2015
This installation features a series of rare fifteenth-century embroideries illustrating scenes from the life of Saint Martin (316–397), on display for the first time. These splendid examples of Franco-Flemish embroidery highlight the sophistication of this highly prized medium.
This exhibition will celebrate the gift to the Metropolitan Museum of the major part of the silver collection assembled by Nicolas M. Salgo (1914–2005), a Hungarian native and former United States ambassador to Budapest, over three decades.
Seldom-shown textiles from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century from the Museum's departments of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Islamic Art, and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts demonstrate the longevity of imagery developed in the Byzantine era over a wide geographical range, from workshops in Georgia to Muscovy to Greece.
Over a period of ten years, Wolfgang Tillmans photographed buildings in thirty-seven countries on five continents to produce his installation Book for Architects. The 450 photographs are presented in a site-specific, two-channel video installation projected onto perpendicular walls.
Through November 8, 2015
Eight paintings by George Stubbs (1724–1806) have been lent to the Metropolitan Museum by the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, while its Louis I. Kahn building is closed for renovation until 2016. The works are shown together with British old master paintings from the permanent collection.
Through December 8, 2015
Expressions of imperial authority are universally embodied in royal imagery of the hunt, rulers pursuing prey as metaphors for power, and martial prowess. This theme is celebrated throughout the history of Indian painting and became ubiquitous in later Rajput painting.
Through December 13, 2015
The representation of human emotion through facial expression has interested western artists since antiquity. The diverse works in this installation reveal how expression underpinned narrative and provided a window onto the character and motivations of the subjects, the artists, and even their audience.
Through January 3, 2016
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 among the twenty-six instruments selected to showcase the inventions and innovations of this important family.
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 the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.
This exhibition features examples of architectural ornament from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey that were found at sites ranging in date from approximately 500 to 1000. Few buildings from this period survive fully intact, but the pieces of walls, ceilings, and floors that remain shed light on the ingenious ways that artisans created sumptuous interiors and stately facades.
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, this exhibition focuses on approximately forty works from Europe, the United States, Japan, India, and Tibet acquired between 2003 and 2014.
In 1968, Sol LeWitt extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. His 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions will be on view through January 3, 2016.
Through January 18, 2016
Photographers, like ventriloquists, can cast "voices" in a seemingly infinite number of genres and period styles. This does not negate the camera's direct relationship to the world—tying image to subject as naturally as a footprint—but instead reveals that photographs are always admixtures of fiction and reality tilted toward one end of the scale or the other.
Through March 6, 2016
Throughout her career, South African photographer Jo Ractliffe (born 1961) has directed her camera toward landscapes to address themes of displacement, conflict, history, memory, and erasure. This exhibition brings together selected works from three of her recent photographic series that focus on the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002) and its relationship with the Border War (1966–89) fought by South Africans in Angola and present-day Namibia.
Through March 27, 2016
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. Today, Korea's traditional arts, as well as pop music, film, and drama, are celebrated markers of global culture. The Museum's collection of Korean art now encompasses works in a wide range of media that date from the late Bronze Age to the present.
Through June 19, 2016
Consisting of over one thousand pieces, Heber R. Bishop's collection of carved jades was the first major collection of its kind in the country and was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum in 1902. This exhibition features a selection of the finest examples from this renowned collection.
This installation—which features all of the most important examples of Chinese lacquer in the Museum's collection—explores the laborious techniques used to create scenes based on history and literature, images of popular gods and mythical and real animals, and representations of landscapes and flowers and birds.
This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection.
Through August 7, 2016
This exhibition features eight quilts—all recent additions to the Museum's outstanding quilt collection, only one of which has been shown at the Museum before.
In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to the Metropolitan Museum. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement.
Through November 27, 2016
This selection of works by Fabergé from Matilda Geddings Gray's sumptuous collection is on long-term loan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Iconic works from the House of Fabergé have not been on public view in New York since 2004.
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