Exhibitions/ The Birth of Baroque

The Birth of Baroque: The Carracci at the Metropolitan

July 7–September 17, 2000
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

Between the years 1580 and 1610, the Carracci—Annibale, Agostino, and their cousin Ludovico—laid the foundation for what we know as Baroque art. Through a series of remarkable acquisitions—most notably, Ludovico Carracci's groundbreaking Lamentation purchased recently for a record-setting price—the Metropolitan Museum's collection of works by the Carracci is now the richest and most comprehensive in this hemisphere. In this exhibition, visitors can acquaint themselves with paintings, drawings, and prints that changed the course of European painting for two and a half centuries.