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Exhibition

New York Art Worlds, 1870–1890

Fino al 21 luglio
Free with Museum admission

This exhibition explores aspects of the lived experience of being an artist in New York City during the 1870s and 1880s, an era of rapid socio-economic change. Drawing largely from the American Wing’s varied collections, the display investigates the vibrant cosmopolitan and modern art world that emerged in the city during the post-Civil War years, laying the groundwork for today’s international cultural capital. Some fifty paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative objects highlight late nineteenth-century aesthetic innovations and trends, as well as leading American artists’ roles as tastemakers, organizers, exhibitors, and collaborators. Among those represented are Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Charles Ethan Porter, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Candace Wheeler.

The exhibition is made possible by the William P. Rayner Fund.

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Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer (Mariana Griswold), Augustus Saint-Gaudens  American, Bronze, American
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
1888, cast 1890
The Studio, Winslow Homer  American, Oil on canvas, American
Winslow Homer
1867
Paint box with nude study, Helena de Kay, Oil on wood, American
Helena de Kay
ca. 1871
Marquee: Louis Lang (American, 1814–1893). Art Students, ca. 1871. Oil on canvas, 26 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. (68.3 x 59.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1999 (1999.143)

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Fino al 21 luglio
Free with Museum admission
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