Friday, September 8, 2017

Michelangelo Divine Draftsman and Designer Met Museum Nov 13 to Feb 12, 2018


I wanted to give you some notice of this wonderful exhibit coming up at the Met Museum. It is really going to be extraordinary and something you want to see in this lifetime. I do hope to attend the press event and bring you my original photos but an alert about now seems like a good idea. If you plan to be in NYC during these months, it would be a lovely idea to view this exhibit. 

Here is some information from the Met's website: 

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.

This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition will examine Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer.

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Accompanied by a catalogue and an Audio Guide

The exhibition is made possible by
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Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Dinah Seiver and Thomas E. Foster, Cathrin M. Stickney and Mark P. Gorenberg, Ann M. Spruill and Daniel H. Cantwell, and the Mark Pigott KBE Family.

The catalogue is made possible by the Drue E. Heinz Fund.

Additional support is provided by the Wolfgang Ratjen Stiftung, Liechtenstein.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.

Open Seven Days a Week
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.


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