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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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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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