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Add to Calendar 24-09-2013 06-01-2014 15 Fifty Years of Collecting Islamic Art 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. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=142901 Metropolitan Museum of Art true DD/MM/YYYY

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Date: 09/24/13 through 01/06/14
Ages: All Ages
Address: 1000 Fifth Ave. - 212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org

Description: 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.

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