All posts tagged “The Met Fifth Avenue

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s at The Met Fifth Avenue, June 26 – October 8, 2018

“This exhibition presents more than one hundred fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change. The photographs generally feature sitters in a frontal pose against a painted studio backdrop—soldiers and sailors (men and… Read More

History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift at The Met Fifth Avenue, May 22 – September 23, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra. “This installation of paintings, sculptures, and quilts celebrates the creative accomplishments of contemporary African American artists from the southeastern United States and a transformative gift of fifty-seven artworks from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia. Remarkably diverse in media… Read More

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, May 10 – October 8, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra. “’Heavenly Bodies’ features the work of designers who for the most part were raised in the Roman Catholic tradition. While their current relationships to Catholicism vary, most acknowledge its enduring influence on their imaginations. On the surface, this influence is expressed… Read More

Public Parks Private Gardens: Paris to Provence at The Met Fifth Avenue, March 12 – July 29, 2018

Photographs by Corrado Serra. “Following in the footsteps of 19th-century artists who celebrated the out-of-doors as a place of leisure, renewal, and inspiration, the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence explores horticultural developments that reshaped the landscape of France and grounded innovative movements—artistic and green—in an era that… Read More

Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs at The Met Fifth Avenue, through April 7, 2018

“A member of the “international set” in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering art, portrait, and fashion photographer, known for creating images that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. The “quicksilver brilliance” that characterized de Meyer’s art led fellow photographer… Read More

Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris at The Met Fifth Avenue, January 23 – April 15, 2018

“On October 22, 1953, Joseph Cornell wrote in his diary: ‘Juan Gris/Janis Yesterday.’ He was referring to the previous day’s outing, when, on one of his frequent trips to the gallery district in midtown Manhattan, Cornell visited the Sidney Janis Gallery on East 57th Street. Among a presentation of approximately… Read More