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Highlights Tour: Visitor Favorites

This tour will lead you through time and across cultures in an exploration of the Museum's encyclopedic collection. Works of art by some of the greatest artists in the history of art are included as are works whose creators are unknown or anonymous. Two members of our staff designed this itinerary to reflect their favorite works in our collection as well as those of our visitors.

Tour stops (8)

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    Dancing Maenad

    Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos

    Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14
    Accession Number: 35.11.3

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    Cubiculum Nocturnum

    Date: ca. 50–40 B.C.
    Accession Number: 03.14.13a–g

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    Power Figure

    Date: 19th century
    Accession Number: 2008.30

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    Pollock, Autumn Rhythm

    Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York )

    Date: 1950
    Accession Number: 57.92

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    Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Cypresses

    Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)

    Date: 1889
    Accession Number: 1993.132

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    Giotto, The Epiphany

    Giotto di Bondone (Italian, Florentine, 1266/76–1337)

    Date: possibly ca. 1320
    Accession Number: 11.126.1

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    Astor Court

    Inspired by Brooke Russell Astor, who spent part of her childhood in China, The Astor Court and its adjoining reception room (Gallery 218) featuring Ming dynasty hardwood furniture opened to the public in 1981, a gift of the Vincent Astor Foundation.

    Modeled on a seventeenth-century courtyard in the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets in Suzhou, the court was entirely constructed using traditional tools and techniques. An eighteenth-century imperial kiln was reopened to fire the ceramic tiles; rare nan wood was hand-planed into columns; specimen Taihu rocks were used for the rockeries, and a granite terrace was hand chiseled from a Suzhou quarry.

    A team of twenty-six Chinese craftsmen (along with a chef) spent six months in New York assembling the components.

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    Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Diana

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, Dublin 1848–1907 Cornish, New Hampshire)

    Date: 1892–93, cast 1928
    Accession Number: 28.101

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