Fifty Years of Collecting Islamic Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art
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In 1963 the Museum's Department of Islamic Art was established as a separate entity. Since then, under the leadership of six successive department heads, the collection has grown through gifts, bequests, and purchases. The works of art in this exhibition are grouped by decade to highlight the trends and broadening focus in collecting Islamic art at the Met. From ceramics, glass and metalwork to carpets and contemporary art, this exhibition celebrates the half-century anniversary of the department and its collections.
Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.
Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - 10/25/14 - 08/16/15
Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - 10/25/14 - 08/16/15
Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003-2014 - 11/11/14 - 12/06/15
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art - 12/09/14 - 09/07/15
Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion - 05/07/15 - 08/16/15