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American Wing

Celebrating The American Wing

Notable Acquisitions 1980–1999

November 10, 1999–November 12, 2000

To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of The American Wing—which contains the world's most comprehensive collection of historical American decorative and fine arts—the Metropolitan presents an exhibition of notable acquisitions made by gift or purchase since 1980, when the original wing was expanded to its current size. Important works are featured in their customary settings in the permanent collection galleries, revealing how they complement existing holdings. All of these recent additions are highlighted by special labels that describe their significance within the context of the Museum's collection and the circumstances of their acquisition.