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The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Howard Hibbard

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p598. - Includes index

    StatementHoward Hibbard
    The Physical Object
    Pagination592 p. :
    Number of Pages592
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23748606M
    ISBN 10057111623

    Another highlight is the Kouros from around BC, the oldest Greek statue in the museum. The collection also contains many pieces from far earlier than the Greek or Roman empires—among the most remarkable are a collection of early Cycladic sculptures from the mid-third millennium BC, many so abstract as to seem almost modern. A large hall is devoted to the islands of the Pacific Ocean where you find intriguing items such as tall ancestor poles. There's also a rooftop sculpture garden and the amazing Robert Lehman Collection, often described as one of the most extensive and impressive private art collections in the world. Currently, the Drawings and Prints collection contains more than 17, drawings, 1.

    That choice only underscores the ambiguity surrounding this painting. Hunt also designed the museum's grand entrance hall. The facade was designed by Richard Morris Hunt and added in And even though much of the Metropolitan Museum's collection of medieval art is on display in the Cloisters a branch of the Metthere's still plenty to see in the main museum including Gothic tapestries, stained glass, ivory objects and a chalice that was once thought to be the holy grail.

    The star attraction here is the temple of Dendur, built around 15 BC by the Roman emperor Augustus in honor of the Egyptian god Osiris. The Greek and Roman galleries also contain several large classical wall paintings and reliefs from different periods, including an entire reconstructed bedroom from a noble villa in Boscorealeexcavated after its entombment by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD The biggest number of miniatures from the "Shahnama" list prepared under the reign of Shah Tahmasp I, the most luxurious of all the existing Islamic manuscripts, also belongs to this museum. William the Faience Hippopotamus is a miniature shown at right. The department is well known for its comprehensive collection of Chinese calligraphy and paintingas well as for its Indian sculptures, Nepalese and Tibetan works, and the arts of Burma MyanmarCambodia and Thailand. Hearn has been the current department chairman of Asian Art since


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York book

The soaring gallery was built specifically to accommodate the temple. The collection of statues includes works from the Renaissance period as well as masterpieces from famous artists such as Bernini. Start with the 14th-century Chinese mural that rises up 25 feet 7.

Calligraphy both religious and secular is well represented in the Islamic Art department, from the official decrees of Suleiman the Magnificent to a number of Qur'an manuscripts reflecting different periods and styles of calligraphy.

Egyptian Antiquities More antiquities can be found in the Egyptian art galleries. More European art can be found on the second floor of the museum, where you can admire European paintings as well as sculptures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

That choice only underscores the ambiguity surrounding this painting. History of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Ina group of forward-thinking Americans conceived the concept of a ground-breaking museum that would bring culture and art to all Americans.

Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas Melanesia Gallery Indigenous art from non-European cultures is displayed in a wing on the first floor. This guide will help you navigate its hallowed halls like a seasoned pro, exposing you to all the best The Metropolitan Museum of Art has to offer.

There's also a rooftop sculpture garden and the amazing Robert Lehman Collection, often described as one of the most extensive and impressive private art collections in the world. The temple was donated to the U. Where else can you see the inside of an Egyptian tomb, a full set of Japanese armor and a room of Renaissance paintings in one day?

The main gallery is host to a wide range of tapestries and church and funerary statuary, while side galleries display smaller works of precious metals and ivory, including reliquary pieces and secular items.

What to Look For: In the early paintings, van Gogh portrays rural life in gloomy tones, focusing on the coarse reality of his subjects. Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibits The Met possesses a variety of artwork and collections and showcases them accordingly in many exhibits.

The collection contains objects from BC up to the twentieth century. Notice how the light streaming through the window is muted or flaring across the picture. Be sure to pick up a brochure at the information desk or ask a friendly employee about the exhibits on display during the time of your visit.

The best time to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art is during the week, when most local residents are working. Hearn Fund; The Toilers of the Sea —Albert Pinkham Ryder Rank: 93 With his use of tonalism to evoke emotion in his otherworldly land and seascapes, Ryder was an idiosyncratic American artist who foreshadowed modernist ideas.

That means it has grown about twenty-fold since it first opened. While a great deal of European medieval art is on display in these galleries, most of the European pieces are concentrated at the Cloisters see below.

Here you find a wide variety of artifacts including beautiful wooden masks from the kingdom of Benin and stone sculpture from Mexico.

What to Look For: In these rooms, which are rarely crowded, you can trace particular images — portrayals of Buddha, for example — across the many cultures of Asia and thousands of years.Get this from a library!

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