The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Address:

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave
    Upper East Side
    New York
    10028

  • Cross Street:

    at 82nd St

  • Venue phone:

    212-535-7710

  • Venue website:

    metmuseum.org

  • Opening hours:

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm.

  • Transport:

    Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St

  • Price:

    Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, students $12, members and children under 12 free

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    1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      • 1000 Fifth Ave
        Upper East Side
        New York
        10028
      • 212-535-7710
      • metmuseum.org
      • 40.779144,-73.96277

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"Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche"

Things to Do, Museums & Attractions, Installation

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The institution's yearly stunner is a candlelit, angel- and cherub-adorned spruce that towers above the 18th-century Nativity scene. See site for specific exhibit viewing times.

  1. Fri Oct 31 – Wed Dec 31
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. $25
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"Cubism"

Sculpture, Painting, Mixed media, Drawing

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These 80 paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection—all promised gifts to the Met—represent the first time they have been shown in public, offering an opportunity to revisit the seminal early-20th-century movement...

"Cubism"
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Wed Dec 31
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  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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"Death Becomes Her, A Century of Mourning Attire"

Design

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Widow's weeds from the Victorian and Edwardian period are given the Costume Institute survey treatment, which charts the evolution of funeral fashion from The Napoleonic Wars to WWI.

"Death Becomes Her, A Century of Mourning Attire"
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Wed Dec 31
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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"Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin”

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With all due respect to Les Paul, few names loom larger in American luthier lore than Christian Frederick Martin. The German immigrant crossed the Atlantic in the 1830s and began fashioning six-strings in the Spanish style (figure-eights with super pretty...

"Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin”
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Sun Dec 7
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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"El Greco in New York"

Painting, Masterpiece

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco (1541–1614), surely one of the most popular of the Old Masters, not only due to the devotional nature of his work, but also because much of it anticipated modern Expressionism (or, more accurately,...

"El Greco in New York"
  1. Tue Nov 4 – Sun Feb 1 2015
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The New American Wing

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The Met's expansive galleries trace the evolution of American painting, sculpture and decorative arts from colonial days to the early 20th century. Gems include Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s iconic 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, which depicts...

The New American Wing
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Wed Dec 31
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"The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt"

Sculpture, Installation

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Graham, a pioneer of video and conceptual art, has spent the past 25 years or so creating elegant pavilions of glass and steel (and sometimes mirrors) in rural and urban outdoor settings. Similar to the architectural follies that grace formal gardens—albeit...

"The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt"
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Mon Nov 3
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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Amie Siegel, Provenance

Installation

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In the early 1950s, a newly independent India commissioned Le Corbusier to design a city, Chandigarh, as a regional administrative center in the northern part of the country. The institutional buildings he created with other modernist architects were...

Amie Siegel, Provenance
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Sun Jan 4 2015
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"Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague"

Painting, Masterpiece

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As Old Masters go, Spranger (1546–1611) is not terribly well known, but the force of his work as court painter to popes, cardinals and Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II is undeniable, as is the sexual undercurrent of his nude subjects.

"Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague"
  1. Tue Nov 4 – Sun Feb 1 2015
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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"Thomas Struth: Photographs"

Photography

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These 25 photos by Struth, dating from 1978 to the present, are exemplary of the German artist's panoramic, empirical treatment of subjects, which range here from deserted New York streets to a robotically assisted surgery in progress.

"Thomas Struth: Photographs"
  1. Fri Oct 31 – Mon Feb 16 2015
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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