One of the world’s greatest cultural institutions…

…The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has outdone itself with the Fall 2014 Arts season.  One of New York City’s most important and influential museums has not one, but eight new exhibitions, none of which should not be missed by either her locals or those visiting the Big Apple :

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age.  At one point in history, the Assyrian Empire was the largest empire in the world, stretching from what is now Iraq to the Mediterranean.  Its influence was far greater than its actual geographic boundaries, affecting north Africa, southern Europe, the Atlantic, and the Near East.  The exhibition is open now and continues through 4 January 2015.

Bartholomeus Spranger :  Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague examines the Flemish painter’s work through rare paintings and drawings for the Royal Court in Prague during the 15th century.  The exhibition opens 4 November and continues through 1 February 2015.

Bartholomeus Spranger
Bartholomeus Spranger, “Angelica and Medoro,” ca.1600

Cubism :  The Leonard A. Lauder Collection examines the art movement’s profound effect during the early twentieth century which still prevails today.  The exhibition opens 20 October and continues through 16 February 2015.

El Greco in New York, culled from other institutions, showcases the painter’s spectacular paintings in an exhibition which is rivaled only by The Prado in Madrid.  The exhibition opens 4 November and continues through 1 February 2015.

Grand Design :  Pieter Coecke Van Aeslt and Renaissance Tapestry examines the artist’s paintings, prints, and most importantly, his tapestries which he designed and created for Emperor Charles V and Cosimo de Medici, to name just a few.  The exhibition opens 8 October and continues through 11 January 2015.

Kimono :  A Modern History looks at the garment’s transformation from the late eighteenth century to today and its unique place in Japanese culture and history.  The exhibition features more than fifty robes, opens 27 September, and continues through 4 January 2015.

Madame Cézanne looks at the brilliant work of Paul Cézanne, 1839–1906, in capturing his wife in twenty-four portraits in paintings and watercolors.  The exhibition opens 19 November continues through 15 March 2015.

Treasures from India :  Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection features sixty pieces of exquisite jewelry from Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani.   The exhibition opens 28 October continues through 25 January 2015.

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