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 Sep 26 – 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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hese 80 paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection—all promised gifts to the Met—represents the first time they have been shown in public, offering opportunity to revisit the seminal early-20th Century movement...

"Cubism"
  1. Tue Oct 21 – Wed Dec 31
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  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 World War I.

"Death Becomes Her, A Century of Mourning Attire"
  1. Tue Oct 21 – 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”

Things to Do, Museums & Attractions

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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 Sep 19 – Sun Dec 7
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #370

Painting, Installation

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In this particular mural, Lewitt (1928–2007) creates an Op-py Pop-y meditation in black-and-white on the basic geometric triad of square, circle and triangle. As always, the piece was executed on-site by a crew following the artist's instructions.

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #370
  1. Fri Sep 19 – Mon Sep 29
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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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 Sep 19 – Wed Dec 31
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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"The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design"

Painting

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This exhibit examines a fascinating moment in 19th-century British art, when a group of young painters, reacting to the onslaught of the Industrial Revolution, turned to medieval and early Renaissance art as the spur for their own work, taking solace...

"The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design"

"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 Sep 19 – 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 Sep 19 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  3. Suggested donation $25, seniors $17, stu...
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"Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered"

Painting

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Benton is generally known for being the crusty anti-Modernist teacher of Jackson Pollock, so it's somewhat ironic that his epic ten-panel mural, America Today, was commissioned in 1930 by New York’s New School for Social Research for the boardroom of...

"Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered"
  1. Tue Sep 30 – Sun Apr 19 2015
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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