featuring Special Exhibitions / Redeem for museum button at Will Call/Groups Desk / 82nd Street Entrance
Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 9:30 AM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Schiaparelli and Prada:
Through August 19, 2012
Comparing and contrasting the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada—Italian designers from different eras who challenged conventional ideas of beauty, glamour, and taste—the exhibition presents their iconic ensembles with videos of simulated conversations between the two women directed by Baz Luhrmann. Made possible by Amazon. Additional support provided by Condé Nast.
The New American Wing Galleries
for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts
Twenty-six new galleries offer an unparalleled view of American history told through great works of art. See sweeping Hudson River School landscapes, John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Madame X, Abraham Lincoln sculpted in bronze, colonial furniture and silver, and more—including one of America’s best-known paintings, Washington Crossing the Delaware, now splendidly reframed.
The Steins Collect:
Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
Through June 3, 2012
The writer Gertrude Stein and her siblings played a pivotal role in shaping the vibrant cultural life of early 20th-century Paris. This exhibition features more than 200 works owned by the Steins or inspired by their collections, including scores of paintings made by the Steins’ close friends, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. (Right: Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, bequest of Elise S. Haas. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.)