Thursday, 18 August 2011

at the MET

Still unpacking, so no more class notes today, however The Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City has lots going on of interest to our group.

A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese ArtJune 24, 2011–October 23, 2011
The Sackler Wing Galleries for the Arts of Japan, 2nd floor

there are several pieces within our time period.

Also coming up at the MET

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to LevineSeptember 13, 2011–March 4, 2012
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor

"Wonder of the Age": Master Painters of India, 1100–1900September 28, 2011–January 8, 2012
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor


New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South AsiaOpens November 1, 2011
Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia

Learn more about this exciting project.
Read a related message from the Director.

More than one thousand works from the preeminent collection of the Museum's Department of Islamic Art—one of the most comprehensive gatherings of this material in the world—will return to view this fall in a completely renovated, expanded, and reinstalled suite of fifteen galleries. The organization of the galleries by geographical area will emphasize the rich diversity of the Islamic world, over a span of thirteen hundred years, by underscoring the many distinct cultures within its fold.

The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of LewisNovember 15, 2011–April 22, 2012
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to BelliniDecember 21, 2011–March 18, 2012
Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor

If you time this correctly you can see a lot of these wonderful exhibits in one trip.  for those who live close to the MET, enjoy.