The monumentality and iconic subject matter of the famed Emanuel Leutze painting make it the centerpiece of the new American Wing, where it now hangs after three years of extensive conservation and reframing. This series addresses the picture itself, as well as its timeless appeal.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Series introduction by moderator Carrie Rebora Barratt, associate director for collections and administration, who will discuss the 1851 painting and its history at the Met.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion with Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Department of Paintings Conservation, and conservators Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, who treated the painting.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
H. Barbara Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings, The American Wing, discusses the role the painting has played in relation to changing political contexts over time.
Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Ian Alteveer, assistant curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, curator, The American Wing, illustrate the artistic and popular responses to the painting: appropriations of imagery from Larry Rivers in 1953 to Homer Simpson as Washington.
Four Evenings at 6:00: $80
This series is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.
Above: Emanuel Leutze (American, 1816–1868). Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897 (97.34)
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