Summer visitors to the Met have only three more weeks—through Sunday, August 15—to view the popular exhibitions Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.
Picasso, which has already attracted more than 560,000 visitors, was the subject of a one-hour episode of the nationally broadcast Charlie Rose Show last week, featuring Gary Tinterow, the Met’s Engelhard Chairman of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art. On view are three hundred works by the legendary master, all from the Met's collection, revealing the Museum’s complete holdings of Picasso's paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics—never before seen in their entirety—as well as an extensive selection of prints. Exciting new scientific and scholarly analysis conducted in conjunction with the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue is described by Director Thomas P. Campbell and Gary Tinterow in their videotaped behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition.
American Woman explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from the 1890s to the 1940s, and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sartorial emancipation. This is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met.