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Monday, July 23, 2018

In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met

Dutch Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer to Be Highlighted in Exhibition at The Met
 
Exhibition Dates:October 16, 2018–October 1, 2020
Exhibition Location:
The Met Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Robert Lehman Wing, 
Galleries 964–965


Dutch paintings of the 17th century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871. Opening October 16, the exhibition In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met will bring together some of the Museum's greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history in a new light. Through roughly 65 works organized thematically, the exhibition will orient visitors to key issues in 17th-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters' fascination with the domestic lives of women.

The exhibition will provide a fresh perspective on the canon and parameters of the Dutch Golden Age by uniting paintings from The Met's Benjamin Altman, Robert Lehman, and Jack and Belle Linsky bequests. Works typically displayed separately in the Museum's galleries—such as Rembrandt's Gerard de Lairesse and Lairesse's own Apollo and Aurora—will be presented side by side, producing a visually compelling narrative about the tensions between realism and idealism during this period.
 
The presentation will offer an opportunity to display recently conserved and rarely exhibited works, including Margareta Haverman's A Vase of Flowers—one of only two known paintings by the artist and the only painting by an early modern Dutch woman in the Museum's collection. The exceptional quality of Rembrandt's late self-portrait will be even more evident following the removal of a synthetic varnish dating to the mid-20th century.
 
The title of the exhibition comes from one of the period's major works of art theory, Philips Angel's The Praise of Painting (1642), a pioneering defense of realism in art. Exhibition visitors will also be able to peruse a comprehensive two-volume catalogue by the late Walter Liedtke about The Met's Dutch paintings collection.
 
In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met is organized by Adam Eaker, Assistant Curator in The Met's Department of European Paintings.
 
The exhibition will be featured on The Met's website, as well as on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #MetDutchMasterpieces.
 
On view concurrently in The Robert Lehman Wing, Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings will focus on the small-scale, informal portraiture of Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto in celebration of the 500th anniversary of his birth.

This looks to be a wonderful exhibit as I love Vermeer works and have viewed quite a few in person. For sure a real fall highlight in the museum exhibits coming up!!


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Part 4 "The Vatican"

All diamonds this was just really quite fantastic 
Totally beautiful 


How fabulous are these shoes!!! 
Mitre of Leo XIII (1878–1903). German cloth of silver embroidered with gold metal thread, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and semiprecious stones, from 1887.



These items just leave you breathless 
Another angle of those shoes, they look like they could be pretty comfy! 


Tiara of Pius IX (1846-78), German and Spanish, 1854. Cloth of silver embroidered with gold metal thread, gold, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls. 
How gorgeous is this tiara? It gives the English royal family a run for their money!  







All Current Exhibitions Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
At The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters
MAY 10–OCTOBER 8, 2018

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 300–306, 955, and 980–981, and at The Met Cloisters in Galleries 1–10, and 13–20

The Met Fifth Avenue 
Open Seven Days a Week

For visitors from outside New York State:
Adults $25
Seniors (65 and over) $17
Students $12
Members and Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free
General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.


Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700

Open Seven Days a Week
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Heavenly Bodies Part 3 "The Vatican"

The diplomatic and liturgical coup of “Heavenly Bodies” is in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, which features nearly four dozen articles of clothing and other regalia of recent popes, lent from the Sistine Chapel Sacristy. The church obliged the Met to keep the religious garments separate from the fashion objects, and they wanted a clean display, as the vestments are still in use. 
Just beautiful 


It is so amazing these items were preserved for us to see all these years later 

Very cool keys 



Wonderful to see in person 



This is really gorgeous 







This was really wonderful to see and so much detail and beauty 








All Current Exhibitions Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
At The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters
MAY 10–OCTOBER 8, 2018

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 300–306, 955, and 980–981, and at The Met Cloisters in Galleries 1–10, and 13–20

The Met Fifth Avenue 
Open Seven Days a Week

For visitors from outside New York State:
Adults $25
Seniors (65 and over) $17
Students $12
Members and Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free
General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.


Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Friday evenings are made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.

*Galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing.

The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 212-923-3700

Open Seven Days a Week
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1

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