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What's On at The Met Breuer This October

Exterior of The Met Breuer, designed by Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer, on Madison Avenue in New York City's Upper East Side

The exterior of The Met Breuer, designed by Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

This month at The Met Breuer, Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs opens—accompanied by tours, dinners hosted by MetLiveArts, and other events—Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980 continues its run, and Flora Bar is open for private events.

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs | Photo of a pavement mirror shop in West Bengal

Raghubir Singh (Indian, 1942–1999). Pavement Mirror Shop, Howrah, West Bengal, 1991. Chromogenic print, 19 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (49.5 x 74.9 cm). Collection of Cynthia Hazen Polsky. Photograph copyright © 2017 Succession Raghubir Singh

Raghubir Singh (1942–99) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late 1960s until his death in 1999 at age 56. Born into an aristocratic family in Rajasthan, he lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York—but his eye was perpetually drawn back to his native India.

Opening October 11, this retrospective exhibition will situate Singh's photographic work at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. It will feature 85 photographs by Singh in counterpoint with works by his contemporaries—friends, collaborators, fellow travelers—as well as examples of the Indian court painting styles that inspired him.

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs will be accompanied by a number of events.

MetLiveArts: Feast of India

Following the delicious success of his 2016 Feast of Jerusalem, the lionized chef, restaurateur, author, and now New York Times food writer Yotam Ottolenghi returns with another lavish banquet inspired by the vibrant and evocative colors of India, with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, the global authority on Indian cuisine, and a menu curated by celebrated chef Floyd Cardoz (Tabla, Paowalla).

Friday, October 13, 7 pm
Saturday, October 14, 7 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Petrie Court Café
Tickets required

Reflections on Raghubir Singh

Photographer and screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala (The Namesake, Mississippi Masala) and photographer Ketaki Sheth share their experiences of working with Raghubir Singh in a free lecture, Reflections on Raghubir Singh.

Friday, October 27, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission

Family Tour at The Met Breuer

Saturday, October 14, 11 am–12 pm and 2–3 pm
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Tickets required; free with Museum admission

Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980

Installation view of Delirious at The Met Breuer

Gallery view of Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980

Delirious continues at The Met Breuer this month. Divided into four sections—Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted—this exhibition showcases roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists to ask if it is possible to understand a good deal of postwar art, even seemingly rational art, as an exercise in calculated lunacy. Exhibition tours are offered every Friday.

Exhibition Tour

Every Friday, 6:30–7:30 pm.
The Met Breuer - Lobby
Free with Museum admission; space limited to 25

Flora Bar

A bustling restaurant during dinner service

Stop in to Flora Bar this month for a full dinner, a small bite, or a drink at the long bar.

Did you know you can book a private event at Flora Bar? We take reservations up to 30 days in advance, online and over the phone.

For parties of seven or more, we offer a nightly prix-fixe menu. To arrange a group seating or plan a private event, please email info@florabarnyc.com.

Flora Bar
The Met Breuer, Garden Level
@florabarnyc
646-558-5383

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