Friday, January 13, 2012

MET Museum American Wing Ready to Open

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing reopens January 16 after a major four year renovation that included an overhaul of the way it displays its vast collection of home-grown masterpieces.  
The third, and final, phase of a $100 million overhaul of the American Wing completed 26 galleries and created a chronological installation of the American paintings and sculpture.
The new galleries, comprising 30,000 square feet, celebrate Colonial portraiture, the young Republic and the Civil War Era. The Hudson River School, the West and American Impressionism also get their due.
But the splashiest installation is of one of the most iconic images of the American history — Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

George Washington Crossing the Delaware

Prisoners from the Front, Winslow Homer

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