New Acquisitions at the Met
This course surveys notable recent additions to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, and it acknowledges the individuals whose generous support makes it possible for the museum to uphold its mission to collect, study, conserve, and present significant works of art across all times and cultures. We will investigate how key acquisitions and gifts continue to enrich what is widely recognized as one of the United States’ most important cultural institutions. Highlights include one of the earliest-known Egyptian statues to combine animal features with the human body, an outstanding trio of silver vessels from classical Greece, Charles Le Brun’s monumental portrait Everhard Jabach and His Family, a Cartier brooch set with a large emerald from Mughal India, and works by renowned American photographer Irving Penn.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge about the most recent additions to the Met
- An understanding of how these works came to the museum
- A familiarity with masterpieces at the Met
- Art enthusiasts
- Prospective and practicing arts professionals