Thursday, February 9, 2012

New American Wing at the Met

New American Wing: Galleries for Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Mrs. Mayer and Daughter
  Ammi Phillips  (1788–1865)

The Metropolitan Museum's collection of American art, one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, returned to view in expanded, reconceived, and dramatic new galleries on January 16, 2012, when the Museum inaugurated the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The new installation provides visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The suite of elegant new galleries encompasses 30,000 square feet for the display of the Museum's superb collection.

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