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Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at Metropolitan Museum of Art

02/26/13 through 05/27/13 1000 Fifth Ave. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages
At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston at Metropolitan Museum of Art
02/26/13 through 07/28/13 1000 Fifth Ave. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages

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Mary Cassatt - In the LogeThe row of buttons on the tan kid gloves, the black ruffle edging the sleeve, the shimmering pearl earring, the black chapeau tilted just so: the titian-haired woman peering intently through her opera glasses in Mary Cassatt’s 1878 oil In the Loge is as much a fashion plate as a theater devotee. For Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has gathered some 80 Impressionist canvases, along with clothing, accessories, photographs, and prints, to illustrate how Cassatt, Monet, Manet, Renoir and the other painters in their circle used the latest style of dress as analogs to their new style of painting. The show includes iconic, rarely loaned masterpieces from museums in Boston (the Cassatt), Chicago (the spectacular Paris Street; Rainy Day), and Paris (Monet’s Luncheon on the Grass), among others. - Sylviane Gold

The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.

Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.

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