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Shuffling the Decks: The New American Wing Balcony Displays

In this lecture series, Museum curators showcase the architectural elements, silver, ceramics, furniture, and other works now on view in The American Wing.

Curator Beth Carver Wees presents the history of the installation of The Charles Engelhard Court from its opening in 1980 to its recent renovation, which included the reinstallation of the Met's collection of American decorative arts. The gallery space now features new displays of large-scale sculpture, mosaics, stained glass, and architectural elements. The American Wing's outstanding collections of ceramics, glass, silver, and pewter are installed in the balcony galleries. Carver Wees is introduced by Morrison H. Heckscher, Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beth Carver Wees, curator, Department of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This Saturday at the Met is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.


Learn more about plans for the finished New American Wing, to open January 16, 2012:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/new-american-wing

Collections, The American Wing (49)

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A Timeless Replica
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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Poised to Hear More
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Between Life and Death
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A Body Responds in Dance
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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
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The Making of a Bronze Statue
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Murder at the Met
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The New American Wing Galleries
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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
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New American Wing Galleries
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The Electrotyping Process
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