All posts tagged “The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

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

Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection at The Met Fifth Avenue, October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018

“Featuring highlights of European drawing from the Robert Lehman Collection, this exhibition presents works by preeminent masters from the Renaissance to the modern age, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Georges Seurat, and Henri Matisse. The selection reflects significant developments in the medium between the fifteenth and… Read More