Charles and Jayne Wrightsman and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Charles and Jayne Wrightsman had a transformative impact on the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that cannot be overstated. Their gifts of art and funding for the Museum's acquisitions reveal their eye for quality and their considerable scholarship. Extraordinary contributions include ninety-four superlative European paintings and pastels, significant drawings and prints, fashion, and rare books and bindings. Their exquisite French furniture and decorative arts, Jayne's particular passion, are displayed in the specially endowed Wrightsman Galleries.
Their magnificent legacy is explored in this feature, which will be updated periodically until a complete catalogue of every Wrightsman work in the Museum is represented.
Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO, and Max Hollein, Director
Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus
Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, Department of European Paintings
James David Draper, Curator Emeritus, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Perrin Stein, Curator, and Femke Speelberg, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints
Katharine Baetjer, Curator Emerita, Department of European Paintings
Harold Koda, Former Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute
Kenneth Soehner, Arthur K. Watson Chief Librarian
Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Wrightsman
Met publications on the Wrightsman Collection
Works of art in The Met's Wrightsman Collection