Metropolitan Museum of Art Upcoming Exhibitions

. June 4, 2011 . 0 Comments

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum
July 26–October 10, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83-1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum will present 13 paintings by Hals, including two lent from private collections, and several works by other Netherlandish masters.
Several of the Museum’s paintings by Hals are famous, especially the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide (ca. 1616) and the so-called Jonker Ramp and His Sweetheart (1623), both bequeathed to the Museum by Benjamin Altman in 1913. Also included in the exhibition will be two loans from private collections in New York—the small, exquisite Portrait of Samuel Ampzing (1630), on copper, and the well-known Fisher Girl (1630-32). A selection of other Dutch paintings from the Museum’s collection and a few engravings will set Hals’s work in the context of his native Haarlem and will help clarify how exceptional his animated poses and virtuoso brushwork were at the time. A portrait by Manet, inspired by Hals, will also demonstrate how strongly Hals anticipated Impressionist effects.
Accompanied by a Bulletin.
Press Preview: Monday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. – noon

9/11 Peace Story Quilt
August 30, 2011–January 22, 2012

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students aged 8-19. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education alongside several original works of art that inspired the quilt’s content.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection
September 7, 2011 – January 2, 2012
The collapse of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and subsequent conquest of China by semi-nomadic Manchu tribesmen was one of the most traumatic events in Chinese history. This wrenching era also spurred an enormous outpouring of creative energy as many former Ming subjects turned to the arts to express their loyalty to the noble but doomed cause of Ming restoration and to assert their defiance and moral virtue. Drawn from one of the finest and most comprehensive private assemblages of the art of the Ming-Qing transition, the exhibition will showcase more than 60 landscape paintings and calligraphies that highlight the intensely personal styles created by the leading artists of that time. Particularly noteworthy are the clusters of exceptional works by Huang Daozhou, Hongren, Bada Shanren (Zhu Da), and Shitao.
Press preview: Tuesday, September 6, 10 a.m. – noon

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Category: Art Culture