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2013 Exhibitions

The Path of Nature:
French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850

January 22–April 21, 2013

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
February 26–May 27, 2013

Making the Invisible Visible: Conservation and Islamic Art
April 2–August 4, 2013

Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
June 18–September 22, 2013

Plain or Fancy?: Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts
February 26–August 18, 2013

Photography and the American Civil War
April 2–September 2, 2013

The Civil War and American Art
May 27–September 2, 2013

Did you know that The Met has an authenticated Honus Wagner trading card?

During the 1900's, the Museum developed into one of the world's greatest art centers. In 1910 the Met was the first public institution in the world to acquire a work of art by Henri Matisse, adding to it's Auguste Renoir acquired three years earlier. By 1979, the Museum owned five of the less than thirty-five known paintings by Johannes Vermeer, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's twenty-five hundred European paintings comprise one of the greatest art collections in the world.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated in 1870 and soon after acquired its first object, a Roman sarcophagus. In 1871, 174 European paintings were acquired including works by Nicolas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

The Museum's unofficial mascot, "William," an ancient Egyptian hippopotamus statuette was acquired in 1917. Metropolitan Museum of Art has the largest collection of Egyptian art outside of Cairo, with approximately twenty-six thousand ancient Egyptian objects on display.

More art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Paul Chabas - September Morn El Greco - View of Toledo Rosa Bonheur - Horse Fair, 1853 1855
September Morn
Paul Chabas
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View of Toledo
El Greco
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Horse Fair, 1853 1855
Rosa Bonheur
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Rembrandt - Aristotle Before the Bust of Homer, 1653 George Caleb Bingham - Fur Traders Descending the Missouri Pierre-Auguste Cot - Le Printemps
Aristotle Before the Bust of Homer, 1653
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Fur Traders Descending the Missouri
George Caleb Bingham
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Le Printemps
Pierre-Auguste Cot
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Two Girls at the Piano Jean-Léon Gérome - Pygmalion and Galatea James Peale - Washington At Yorktown
Two Girls at the Piano
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Pygmalion and Galatea
Jean-Léon Gérome
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Washington At Yorktown
James Peale
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Francisco de Goya - Don Manuel Osorio Manrique De Zuniga Pierre-Auguste Cot - The Storm (Oversize) J.M.W. Turner - The Grand Canal, Venice, 1939
Don Manuel Osorio Manrique De Zuniga
Francisco de Goya
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The Storm (Oversize)
Pierre-Auguste Cot
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The Grand Canal, Venice, 1939
J.M.W. Turner
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028-0198
Phone: 212-535-7710

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Cloisters museum and gardens opened in 1938, is the branch of the Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe

99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, New York 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700




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