The acquisition of works of art is central to the Metropolitan Museum's mission, and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, this series of lectures and panel discussions celebrates the impressive additions to the Museum collections made under Mr. de Montebello's esteemed directorship.
Curator Gary Tinterow talks about the acquisition of Théodore Gericault’s Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct (1818).
Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection
Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Curator in Charge, Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art
Learn more about Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions: