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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Transcript of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The main building, located on the eastern edge of central park along Manhattan´s museum mile, is by area one of the world´s largest art galleries.
Historically important collection of European sculpture and decorative arts reflect the development of a number of art forms in Western European countries from the early fifteenth through the early twentieth century. The holdings include sculpture in many sizes and media, woodwork and furniture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and jewelry, horological and mathematical instruments, and tapestries and textiles.
Since its founding in 1870 the Metropolitan Museum has been concerned with the art of its own time as well as that of the past. In 1906 and 1911 funds established by
George A. Hearn
particularly encouraged acquisitions of works by contemporary American painters. Among these were
Mme Georges Charpentier and Her Children
(1879) acquired in 1907 and
Cézanne's View of the Domain Saint Joseph
(1889) acquired from the Armory Show in 1913.
died in 1926.
Greek and Roman art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Director: 1) Luigi Palma di Cesnola 1879 to 1904
2) Caspar Purdon Clarke 1904 to 1910
3) Edward Robinson 1910 to 1931
4) Herbert Eustis Winlock 1932 to 1939
5) Francis Henry Taylor 1940 to 1955
6) James Rorimer 1955 to 1966
7) Thomas Hoving 1967 to 1977
8) Philippe de Montebello 1977 to 2008
9) Thomas P. Campbell 2009 to present
History: The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. It was reconstructed and it opened on February 20, 1872.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in the Museum's collection, and require all levels of training, experience, and education for professional areas.
The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect,
preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and
advance knowledge of works of art.
Location and time: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States. It opened on February 20, 1872, and it was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.
They perfected the art of carving intricate relief decoration and, through keen observation of the natural world, produced detailed images of animals, plants, and even landscapes, recording the essential elements of their world for eternity in scenes painted and carved on the walls of temples and tombs.
The Department of Egyptian Art was established in 1906 to oversee The Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Egyptian collection, which had been growing since 1874. Today, after more than a century of collecting and excavating, the collection has become one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world.
Although the Department of Greek and Roman Art (originally the Department of Classical Art) was not formally established until 1909, the art of ancient Greece and Rome has figured prominently in The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the time of its founding in 1870. The very first object to enter the Museum's collection was an impressive Roman sarcophagus that occupies a prominent place today in the New Greek and Roman Galleries that opened in April 2007.
Greek and Roman galleries
Established as an independent curatorial department in 1992, the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Photographs houses a collection of more than 20,000 works acquired by the Museum over 80 years.
The Museum's collection spans the history of photography. Among the treasures from the early years of the medium are an extremely rare album of photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, made just months after he presented his invention to the public; a large collection of portrait daguerreotypes by the Boston firm of Southworth and Hawes; landscape photographs of the American West by Timothy O'Sullivan and Carleton Watkins; and fine examples of French photography from the 1850s by Edouard Baldus, Eugène Cuvelier, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, Nadar, and others.
By: Candelaria Burgwardt, Nicolás Agramonte, Agustín Favelukes and Bianca Saettone.
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The European sculpture
A tour in the Metropolitan Museum: