My favorite museum in NYC, the Met, is having a few great new exhibits in the coming months. I am not the only one who counts this as my favorite, the 2015 Traveler's Choice Awards with Trip Advisor, named it the World's Top Museum! Here is some information from the museum:
Ancient Egypt Transformed
The Middle Kingdom
October 12, 2015–January 24, 2016
Head of a Statue of Amenemhat III Wearing the White Crown. Provenance unknown; acquired in Cairo, 1894. Twelfth Dynasty, reign of Amenemhat III (ca. 1859–1813 B.C.). Graywacke; H. 18 in. (47 cm ), W. 7 in. (18.5 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (AEIN 924). Photograph by Anna-Marie Kellen
This transformational era will be represented through 230 objects and groups in this major international exhibition. Fashioned with great subtlety and sensitivity, and ranging in size from monumental stone sculptures to delicate examples of jewelry, the works of art are drawn from the preeminent collection of the Metropolitan—which is particularly rich in Middle Kingdom material—and thirty-seven lenders in North America and Europe. This is the first comprehensive presentation of Middle Kingdom art and culture, featuring many objects that have never before been shown in the United States.
The 2 Fashion exhibits are pretty amazing as well. I hope to show these to you in more detail from the actual exhibits, but wanted to do a separate post to let you know they were upcoming. I am so excited for both as they sound so inspiring!
Bartolomeo Danieli (Italian, 1610–1643). Plate with lace design, from Vari disegni di merletti (detail), 1639. Published by Agostino Parisini & Giovanni Battista Negroponte, Bologna. Etching; Sheet: 11 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (29.5 x 40 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937 (37.47.2[7r])
Fashion and Virtue
Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620
October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016
Jacqueline de Ribes
The Art of Style
November 19, 2015–February 21, 2016
A muse to haute couture designers, de Ribes had at her disposal their drapers, cutters, and fitters in acknowledgment of their esteem for her taste and originality. Ultimately, she used this talent and experience to create her own successful design business, which she directed from 1982 to 1995. While the exhibition will focus on her taste and style, extensive documentation from her personal archives will illustrate the range of her professional life, including her roles as theatrical impresario, television producer, interior designer, and director and organizer of international charity events.
Would be thrilled if you gave me a follow here: