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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

The First Total Solar Eclipse Ever Captured in Photographs in the United States, May 26, 1854. Gillman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. Photographers William and Frederick Langenheim, brothers from Philadelphia, made eight sequential daguerreotypes of the eclipse. Seven survive and are… Read More