In this lecture series, Museum curators showcase the architectural elements, silver, ceramics, furniture, and other works now on view in The American Wing.
The New American Wing renovation project includes a new addition to the Wing's twenty period rooms: the New York Dutch Room. The Room, built in 1751 for Daniel Peter Winnie, is an example of eighteenth-century Dutch Colonial architecture from Bethlehem, New York. After the Museum rescued it from a house slated for demolition, the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century additions were carefully stripped away, and the remarkable Dutch-style interior exposed. Matthew Thurlow, an installations coordinator with the Department of American Decorative Arts, discusses the architectural details of the building, the importance of this acquisition, and the reinstallation of the house in the American Wing's third-floor gallery
Matthew Thurlow, installations coordinator and research associate, 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: