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Through January 3, 2016
Through January 24, 2016
Through February 21, 2016
Through September 18, 2016
Through December 8, 2015
Expressions of imperial authority are universally embodied in royal imagery of the hunt, rulers pursuing prey as metaphors for power, and martial prowess. This theme is celebrated throughout the history of Indian painting and became ubiquitous in later Rajput painting.
Through December 13, 2015
The representation of human emotion through facial expression has interested western artists since antiquity. The diverse works in this installation reveal how expression underpinned narrative and provided a window onto the character and motivations of the subjects, the artists, and even their audience.
This special display of instruments made by three generations of the Sax family marks the bicentenary of the birth of Adolphe Sax. Rare saxophones, brass instruments, and an exquisite ivory clarinet are among the twenty-six instruments selected to showcase the inventions and innovations of this important family.
This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.
This exhibition features examples of architectural ornament from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey that were found at sites ranging in date from approximately 500 to 1000. Few buildings from this period survive fully intact, but the pieces of walls, ceilings, and floors that remain shed light on the ingenious ways that artisans created sumptuous interiors and stately facades.
The permanent collection of the Department of Arms and Armor is one of the most encyclopedic in the world. To highlight the ongoing development of the collection's multicultural and interdisciplinary nature, this exhibition focuses on approximately forty works from Europe, the United States, Japan, India, and Tibet acquired between 2003 and 2014.
Through January 4, 2016
Highlights from this rotation include academic figure drawings from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries; a large-scale cartoon by Domenichino (Italian, 1581–1641); etchings by the nineteenth-century Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny; Renaissance and Baroque drawings and prints bequeathed by Phyllis Massar in 2011; figure studies by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925); and prints by American artists Frank Lobdell (1921–2013), Richard Tuttle (born 1941), James Siena (born 1957), and Thomas Nozkowski (born 1944).
Through January 6, 2016
The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.
Through January 10, 2016
This interdisciplinary exhibition, drawn largely from the Metropolitan Museum's own collection, combines printed pattern books, drawings, textile samples, costumes, paintings, and various other works of art to evoke the colorful world in which the Renaissance textile pattern books first emerged and functioned.
This focused exhibition presents new findings on the Metropolitan Museum's Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, one of the Museum's greatest works of the Italian Renaissance.
Through January 18, 2016
Photographers, like ventriloquists, can cast "voices" in a seemingly infinite number of genres and period styles. This does not negate the camera's direct relationship to the world—tying image to subject as naturally as a footprint—but instead reveals that photographs are always admixtures of fiction and reality tilted toward one end of the scale or the other.
Through February 7, 2016
Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, 1474–1555) was the leading artist in the northern Italian city of Verona during the early sixteenth century, producing altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts for numerous churches in and around the city. The focal point of this installation is Girolamo's majestic altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with saints, which will be shown alongside manuscripts by Girolamo and his Veronese contemporaries, as well as drawings by this circle of artists.
Through February 15, 2016
The embroidered samplers in this installation were chosen for their practical character: each displays skills and knowledge acquired during the educational process and preserves this expertise for future reference.
Through March 6, 2016
Throughout her career, South African photographer Jo Ractliffe (born 1961) has directed her camera toward landscapes to address themes of displacement, conflict, history, memory, and erasure. This exhibition brings together selected works from three of her recent photographic series that focus on the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002) and its relationship with the Border War (1966–89) fought by South Africans in Angola and present-day Namibia.
Through March 13, 2016
This installation is a snapshot—not comprehensive, but representative—of the collecting interests of the Department of Photographs through recently acquired works made by fifteen artists over the last seven years.
Through March 27, 2016
When the Department of Far Eastern Art was established at the Metropolitan in the summer of 1915, the Museum possessed only sixty-five Korean works. Today, Korea's traditional arts, as well as pop music, film, and drama, are celebrated markers of global culture. The Museum's collection of Korean art now encompasses works in a wide range of media that date from the late Bronze Age to the present.
This exhibition explores the relationship between the artistry of the exterior form of European timekeepers and the brilliantly conceived technology that they contain. Drawn from the Museum's distinguished collection of German, French, English, and Swiss horology from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, the extraordinary objects on view show how clocks and watches were made into lavish furniture or exquisite jewelry.
Through April 4, 2016
The Burdick baseball card collection constitutes an integral part of the Metropolitan's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States.
Through June 19, 2016
Consisting of over one thousand pieces, Heber R. Bishop's collection of carved jades was the first major collection of its kind in the country and was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum in 1902. This exhibition features a selection of the finest examples from this renowned collection.
This installation—which features all of the most important examples of Chinese lacquer in the Museum's collection—explores the laborious techniques used to create scenes based on history and literature, images of popular gods and mythical and real animals, and representations of landscapes and flowers and birds.
This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection.
Through June 26, 2016
This exhibition, mounted in celebration of gifts both donated and promised to the Met, gathers works by Alex Katz, one of our era's most acclaimed artists.
Through July 31, 2016
This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of fifty years of collecting.
Through August 7, 2016
This exhibition features eight quilts—all recent additions to the Museum's outstanding quilt collection, only one of which has been shown at the Museum before.
In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to the Metropolitan Museum. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement.
Through September 5, 2016
Iconographic analysis and scientific testing have revealed new information about the meaning and use of two textiles in the Museum's collection.
Through October 11, 2016
Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan's collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. This exhibition, presented in two rotations, will highlight the gems of the permanent collection in a chronological display, with an emphasis on works from the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties.
Through November 27, 2016
This selection of works by Fabergé from Matilda Geddings Gray's sumptuous collection is on long-term loan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Iconic works from the House of Fabergé have not been on public view in New York since 2004.
Through January 1, 2017
In 1968, Sol LeWitt extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. His 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions will be on view through January 1, 2017.
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