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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

May 10 - October 8
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Papal Robes, rings, tiaras and other ecclesiastical garments are the focus of The Costume Institute’s 2018 spring exhibition. Made possible by Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman, Versace and Conde Nast, the priceless collection features 50 pieces, many of which have been transported directly from Vatican City to the galleries at Fifth Avenue, the Anna Wintour Costume Center and The Mat at The Cloisters. “The Catholic imagination is rooted in and sustained by artistic practice, and fashion’s embrace of sacred images,…

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OBSESSION: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso

July 3 - October 7
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

This exhibition at The Met Breuer will present a selection of some fifty works from The Met's Scofield Thayer Collection—a collection that is best known for paintings by artists of the school of Paris, and a brilliant group of erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso, whose subjects, except for a handful, are nudes. The exhibition will be the first time these works have been shown together and will provide a focused…

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The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection

August 9, 2018 - January 21, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Painting blossomed in Japan during the Edo period (1615–1868) as artists daringly experimented with conventional styles. In this exhibition, more than forty examples of Edo-period paintings from the collection of Estelle P. Bender and her late husband T. Richard Fishbein—mostly gifts and promised gifts to The Met—help trace the development of the major schools and movements of this fascinating era. Contemporary Japanese ceramics are juxtaposed with Edo-period paintings, while works in various formats and media from The Met collection provide…

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African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s

August 9 - October 8
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

This exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, part of an important recent acquisition by The Met. Produced by mostly unidentified makers, the photographs are a poignant, collective self portrait of the African American experience during the 1940s and 1950s—a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change

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Chippendale’s “Director”: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker

August 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) has been a household name in the furniture world since the mid-eighteenth century. He is remembered today for the furniture produced by his successful London workshop as well as his influential book of furniture designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. To celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Chippendale's birth, this exhibition looks closely at how the unprecedented publication cemented Chippendale's name as England's most famous cabinetmaker and also endured to inspire furniture design up to the present…

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