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Chairman of Education Peggy Fogelman on the impact of hair styles.

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  • Peggy Fogelman
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  • [Street Scene: Young Man Fixing Hair in Window, New York City]  |  1970s  |  Leon Levinstein (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Gift of Gary Davis, 2008 (2008.664.23)  |  © Howard Greenberg Gallery
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  • Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)  |  18th century (1778)  |  Jean-Antoine Houdon (French)  |  French (Paris)  |  Marble  |  Gift of John Bard, 1872 (72.6)
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  • [Three Views, Various Subjects: Coney Island Hotdog Stand, Woman in Hawaiian Costume, Two Women in Front of Swimming Pool]  |  1960s–70s  |  Unknown Artist (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.93.1–3)
    6761024
  • Yamauba Combing Her Hair and Kintoki  |  Edo period, ca. 1801  |  Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese)  |  Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper  |  Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP979)
    7131024
  • Yamauba Combing Her Hair and Kintoki  |  Edo period, ca. 1801  |  Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese)  |  Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper  |  Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP979)
    6641024
  • Two Sisters  |  1770  |  Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint-Non (French)  |  Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas  |  Gift of Daniel Wildenstein, 1977 (1977.383)
    8141024
  • Two Sisters  |  1770  |  Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint-Non (French)  |  Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas  |  Gift of Daniel Wildenstein, 1977 (1977.383)
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  • Ruth Zand, mother of Peggy Fogelman, New York, ca. 1941.
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  • [Girl Leaning on Wire Fence in Yard, Vicinity Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]  |  1935  |  Walker Evans (American)  |  Film negative  |  Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.253.326.3)
    1280866
  • Hair  |  1961  |  Jim Dine (American)  |  Pastel on paper  |  Gift of Stanley Posthorn, 1991 (1994.256.645)  |  © 2010 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
    8101024
  • Sir John Herschel  |  1867  |  Julia Margaret Cameron (British)  |  Albumen silver print from glass negative  |  The Rubel Collection, Promised Gift of William Rubel (L.1997.84.6)
    7911024
  • [Street Scene: Woman in Blonde Wig and Tight Dress, New York City]  |  1960s  |  Leon Levinstein (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.30)  |  © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    8051024
  • [Street Scene: Woman in Blonde Wig and Tight Dress, New York City]  |  1960s  |  Leon Levinstein (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.30)  |  © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    10231024
  • The Toilet of Venus  |  1751  |  François Boucher (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.9)
    8021024
  • Headdress  |  1800–1880  |  Russian  |  Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones  |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
    11581024
  • Headdress  |  1800–1880  |  Russian  |  Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones  |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
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  • Headdress  |  1800–1880  |  Russian  |  Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones  |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
    12521024
  • Hair ornament  |  ca. 1904  |  Louis Comfort Tiffany (American)  |  Silver, enamel, black and pink opals, demantoid garnets  |  Gift of Linden Havemeyer Wise, in memory of Louisine W. Havemeyer, 2002 (2002.620)
    11101024
  • Woman Combing Her Hair  |  ca. 1888–90  |  Edgar Degas (French)  |  Pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, affixed to original pulpboard mount  |  Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.231)
    7631024
  • Woman Combing Her Hair  |  ca. 1888–90  |  Edgar Degas (French)  |  Pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, affixed to original pulpboard mount  |  Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.231)
    11191024
  • Jo, La Belle Irlandaise  |  1865–66  |  Gustave Courbet (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.63)
    12111024
  • Brooch  |  ca. 1850  |  Maker unknown (American)  |  Gold, jet, crystal, hair  |  Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000 (2000.557)
    1280856
  • Queen Marie-Amélie of France  |  1841  |  Baron François-Joseph Bosio (French)  |  Marble  |  Wrightsman Fund, 1990 (1990.60)
    7451024
  • The Sin  |  1902  |  Edvard Munch (Norwegian)  |  Lithograph printed in yellow, red, and green  |  Gift of Philip and Lynn Strauss, 1984 (1984.1167)
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  • Lady Lilith  |  1867  |  Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British)  |  Watercolor and gouache on paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.162.1)
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  • Lady Lilith  |  1867  |  Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British)  |  Watercolor and gouache on paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.162.1)
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  • Top and Tail  |  1777  |  Anonymous (British)  |  Hand-colored etching with stipple  |  The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.533.5)
    6361024
  • Stepping Out  |  1978  |  Roy Lichtenstein (American)  |  Oil and Magna on canvas  |  Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, Arthur Lejwa Fund in honor of Jean Arp; and The Bernhill Fund, Joseph H. Hazen Foundation Inc., Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc., Walter Bareiss, Marie Bannon McHenry, Louise Smith, and Stephen C. Swid Gifts, 1980 (1980.420)
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  • Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729)  |  ca. 1703–4  |  Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia)  |  Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron  |  Wrightsman Fund, 1996 (1996.7)
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  • Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729)  |  ca. 1703–4  |  Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia)  |  Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron  |  Wrightsman Fund, 1996 (1996.7)
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  • Woman Seen from the Back  |  ca. 1862  |  Onèsipe Aguado (French)  |  Salted paper print from glass negative  |  Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.1)
    8631024
  • Peggy Fogelman
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  • My name is Peggy Fogelman and I head up Education at the Met and my topic is "Bad Hair."

  • Everyone I know is somewhat obsessed with their hair. If you say, "I'm

  • having a bad hair day," everyone knows what you're talking about. Part

  • of the reason that we obsess over it is because it's so integral to our identity.

  • Maybe it's because we can change it.

  • How frustrating is that, when you just can't get it to do what you want to do.

  • When I was four years old, every day was a good hair day. No matter how bad it looks

  • somehow, it always looks good. I always wanted hair

  • just like my mother's. She had her photograph taken at the age of nineteen, and it was the '40s. She looks like a movie star. My own hair never achieved that greatness. My mother

  • was constantly nagging me to get my hair out of my eyes and put it behind my ears and I always resisted. At that moment in your life, you're so obsessed with your hair, and you want it to look cool. And at the same time, you're so anxious about your looks that

  • you really wanna hide behind your hair, too. Bad hair for men can be a sign

  • of genius, and it looks like his hair has been electrified by the incredible intellectual workings of his brain. Women don't have such an easy time.

  • Bad hair indicates some very misplaced sense of style

  • and, you know, ineptitude at dressing oneself appropriately. Even

  • being the goddess of beauty doesn't absolve you from the responsibility to "Do your hair!" There are ways

  • that you could mitigate bad hair. It was traditional for Russian married women to wear hair coverings. The

  • metallic threads and the glass and the mother of pearl must have really shimmered in

  • candlelight, so that it would become a giant halo. You could also distract people

  • from your bad hair with really incredible hair ornaments.

  • We know that hair can be an incredibly soft, pleasurable experience to touch someone's hair, but it's

  • also an invasion of certain personal boundaries, you can't go up to anyone on the street and just touch their hair. So

  • we imagine as we are seeing the sense of touch.

  • These mourning brooches were a way of enabling someone to preserve the memory of their loved one and carry it with them wherever they went, and that was through their hair.

  • It was really conventional for mature women to wear their hair up. Only certain types of

  • women, at certain periods, would be seen wearing their hair down. It often has a suggestion of sensuality or

  • sexual availability. But it could also be kind of dangerous

  • like, fatal, in the case of Lilith.

  • As much as we struggle with our hair—straightening and curling and dyeing—and as much

  • anxiety as we have about our hair, it is something that

  • really identifies us in the minds and hearts of other people and

  • can be this wonderful repository for their memory of us. In the end, it really

  • is one of those things that most identifies us in other people's minds, and therefore can be a vehicle for

  • all the really positive feelings that they have about us.

  • 2008.664.23
    [Street Scene: Young Man Fixing Hair in Window, New York City], 1970s, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2008 (2008.664.23) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • 72.6
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), 18th century (1778), Jean-Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble Gift of John Bard, 1872 (72.6)
  • 1994.263.93.1-3
    [Three Views, Various Subjects: Coney Island Hotdog Stand, Woman in Hawaiian Costume, Two Women in Front of Swimming Pool], 1960s–70s, Unknown Artist (American), Gelatin silver print Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.93.1–3)
  • JP979
    Yamauba Combing Her Hair and Kintoki, Edo period, ca. 1801, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP979)
  • 1977.383
    Two Sisters, 1770, Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint-Non (French), Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas Gift of Daniel Wildenstein, 1977 (1977.383)
  • 1994.253.326.3
    [Girl Leaning on Wire Fence in Yard, Vicinity Bethlehem, Pennsylvania], 1935, Walker Evans (American), Film negative Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.253.326.3)
  • 1991.128.1
    Hair, 1961, Jim Dine (American), Pastel on paper Gift of Stanley Posthorn, 1991 (1994.256.645) © 2010 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • L.1997.84.6
    Sir John Herschel, 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative The Rubel Collection, Promised Gift of William Rubel (L.1997.84.6)
  • 2009.483.30
    [Street Scene: Woman in Blonde Wig and Tight Dress, New York City], 1960s, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.30) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • 20.155.9
    The Toilet of Venus, 1751, François Boucher (French), Oil on canvas Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.9)
  • 2009.300.2266a,b
    Headdress, 1800–1880, Russian, Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
  • 2002.620
    Hair ornament, ca. 1904, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American), Silver, enamel, black and pink opals, demantoid garnets Gift of Linden Havemeyer Wise, in memory of Louisine W. Havemeyer, 2002 (2002.620)
  • 56.231
    Woman Combing Her Hair, ca. 1888–90, Edgar Degas (French), Pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, affixed to original pulpboard mount Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.231)
  • 29.100.63
    Jo, La Belle Irlandaise, 1865–66, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.63)
  • 2000.557
    Brooch, ca. 1850, Maker unknown (American), Gold, jet, crystal, hair Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000 (2000.557)
  • 1990.60
    Queen Marie-Amélie of France, 1841, Baron François-Joseph Bosio (French), Marble Wrightsman Fund, 1990 (1990.60)
  • 1984.1167
    The Sin, 1902, Edvard Munch (Norwegian), Lithograph printed in yellow, red, and green Gift of Philip and Lynn Strauss, 1984 (1984.1167)
  • 08.162.1
    Lady Lilith, 1867, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British), Watercolor and gouache on paper Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.162.1)
  • 59.533.5
    Top and Tail, 1777, Anonymous (British), Hand-colored etching with stipple The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.533.5)
  • 1980.420
    Stepping Out, 1978, Roy Lichtenstein (American), Oil and Magna on canvas Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, Arthur Lejwa Fund in honor of Jean Arp; and The Bernhill Fund, Joseph H. Hazen Foundation Inc., Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc., Walter Bareiss, Marie Bannon McHenry, Louise Smith, and Stephen C. Swid Gifts, 1980 (1980.420)
  • 1996.7
    Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729), ca. 1703–4, Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia), Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron Wrightsman Fund, 1996 (1996.7)
  • 2005.100.1
    Woman Seen from the Back, ca. 1862, Onèsipe Aguado (French), Salted paper print from glass negative Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.1)
  • [Street Scene: Young Man Fixing Hair in Window, New York City], 1970s, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2008 (2008.664.23) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), 18th century (1778), Jean-Antoine Houdon (French), French (Paris), Marble Gift of John Bard, 1872 (72.6)
    [Three Views, Various Subjects: Coney Island Hotdog Stand, Woman in Hawaiian Costume, Two Women in Front of Swimming Pool], 1960s–70s, Unknown Artist (American), Gelatin silver print Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.93.1–3)
    Yamauba Combing Her Hair and Kintoki, Edo period, ca. 1801, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese), Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP979)
    Two Sisters, 1770, Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint-Non (French), Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas Gift of Daniel Wildenstein, 1977 (1977.383)
    [Girl Leaning on Wire Fence in Yard, Vicinity Bethlehem, Pennsylvania], 1935, Walker Evans (American), Film negative Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.253.326.3)
    Hair, 1961, Jim Dine (American), Pastel on paper Gift of Stanley Posthorn, 1991 (1994.256.645) © 2010 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
    Sir John Herschel, 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron (British), Albumen silver print from glass negative The Rubel Collection, Promised Gift of William Rubel (L.1997.84.6)
    [Street Scene: Woman in Blonde Wig and Tight Dress, New York City], 1960s, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.30) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    The Toilet of Venus, 1751, François Boucher (French), Oil on canvas Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.9)
    Headdress, 1800–1880, Russian, Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
    Hair ornament, ca. 1904, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American), Silver, enamel, black and pink opals, demantoid garnets Gift of Linden Havemeyer Wise, in memory of Louisine W. Havemeyer, 2002 (2002.620)
    Woman Combing Her Hair, ca. 1888–90, Edgar Degas (French), Pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, affixed to original pulpboard mount Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.231)
    Jo, La Belle Irlandaise, 1865–66, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.63)
    Brooch, ca. 1850, Maker unknown (American), Gold, jet, crystal, hair Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000 (2000.557)
    Queen Marie-Amélie of France, 1841, Baron François-Joseph Bosio (French), Marble Wrightsman Fund, 1990 (1990.60)
    The Sin, 1902, Edvard Munch (Norwegian), Lithograph printed in yellow, red, and green Gift of Philip and Lynn Strauss, 1984 (1984.1167)
    Lady Lilith, 1867, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British), Watercolor and gouache on paper Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.162.1)
    Top and Tail, 1777, Anonymous (British), Hand-colored etching with stipple The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.533.5)
    Stepping Out, 1978, Roy Lichtenstein (American), Oil and Magna on canvas Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, Arthur Lejwa Fund in honor of Jean Arp; and The Bernhill Fund, Joseph H. Hazen Foundation Inc., Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc., Walter Bareiss, Marie Bannon McHenry, Louise Smith, and Stephen C. Swid Gifts, 1980 (1980.420)
    Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729), ca. 1703–4, Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia), Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron Wrightsman Fund, 1996 (1996.7)
    Woman Seen from the Back, ca. 1862, Onèsipe Aguado (French), Salted paper print from glass negative Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.1)
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    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    [Street Scene: Young Man Fixing Hair in Window, New York City]
    1970s
    Leon Levinstein (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Gift of Gary Davis, 2008 (2008.664.23)
    © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
    18th century (1778)
    Jean-Antoine Houdon (French)
    French (Paris)
    Marble
    Gift of John Bard, 1872 (72.6)
    On view: Gallery 753
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    [Three Views, Various Subjects: Coney Island Hotdog Stand, Woman in Hawaiian Costume, Two Women in Front of Swimming Pool]
    1960s–70s
    Unknown Artist (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.93.1–3)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Yamauba Combing Her Hair and Kintoki
    Edo period, ca. 1801
    Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese)
    Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
    Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP979)
    Not on view
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    Two Sisters
    1770
    Jean-Claude-Richard de Saint-Non (French)
    Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas
    Gift of Daniel Wildenstein, 1977 (1977.383)
    Not on view
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    [Girl Leaning on Wire Fence in Yard, Vicinity Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]
    1935
    Walker Evans (American)
    Film negative
    Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.253.326.3)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Hair
    1961
    Jim Dine (American)
    Pastel on paper
    Gift of Stanley Posthorn, 1991 (1994.256.645)
    © 2010 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    Sir John Herschel
    1867
    Julia Margaret Cameron (British)
    Albumen silver print from glass negative
    The Rubel Collection, Promised Gift of William Rubel (L.1997.84.6)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    [Street Scene: Woman in Blonde Wig and Tight Dress, New York City]
    1960s
    Leon Levinstein (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.30)
    © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    The Toilet of Venus
    1751
    François Boucher (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.9)
    On view: Gallery 616
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Headdress
    1800–1880
    Russian
    Metal silk, paper, cotton, metal, mother-of-pearl, glass, semi-precious stones
    Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.2266a, b)
    Not on view
    The Costume InstituteFirst Floor
    Hair ornament
    ca. 1904
    Louis Comfort Tiffany (American)
    Silver, enamel, black and pink opals, demantoid garnets
    Gift of Linden Havemeyer Wise, in memory of Louisine W. Havemeyer, 2002 (2002.620)
    On view: Gallery 743
    American Decorative ArtsFirst and Second Floors
    Woman Combing Her Hair
    ca. 1888–90
    Edgar Degas (French)
    Pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, affixed to original pulpboard mount
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nate B. Spingold, 1956 (56.231)
    On view: Gallery 817
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Jo, La Belle Irlandaise
    1865–66
    Gustave Courbet (French)
    Oil on canvas
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.63)
    On view: Gallery 811
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Brooch
    ca. 1850
    Maker unknown (American)
    Gold, jet, crystal, hair
    Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000 (2000.557)
    On view: Gallery 706
    American Decorative ArtsFirst and Second Floors
    Queen Marie-Amélie of France
    1841
    Baron François-Joseph Bosio (French)
    Marble
    Wrightsman Fund, 1990 (1990.60)
    On view: Gallery 554
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    The Sin
    1902
    Edvard Munch (Norwegian)
    Lithograph printed in yellow, red, and green
    Gift of Philip and Lynn Strauss, 1984 (1984.1167)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Lady Lilith
    1867
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British)
    Watercolor and gouache on paper
    Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.162.1)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Top and Tail
    1777
    Anonymous (British)
    Hand-colored etching with stipple
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.533.5)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Stepping Out
    1978
    Roy Lichtenstein (American)
    Oil and Magna on canvas
    Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, Arthur Lejwa Fund in honor of Jean Arp; and The Bernhill Fund, Joseph H. Hazen Foundation Inc., Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc., Walter Bareiss, Marie Bannon McHenry, Louise Smith, and Stephen C. Swid Gifts, 1980 (1980.420)
    On view: Gallery 924
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    Bust of Alexander Menshikov (ca. 1670–1729)
    ca. 1703–4
    Swiss, Austrian, or German artist (active Russia)
    Red pine (pinus sylvestris), wrought iron
    Wrightsman Fund, 1996 (1996.7)
    On view: Gallery 551
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Woman Seen from the Back
    ca. 1862
    Onèsipe Aguado (French)
    Salted paper print from glass negative
    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.1)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor

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