search cityguideny.com

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at Metropolitan Museum of Art

10/08/13 through 10/05/14 1000 Fifth Ave. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages
Add to Itinerary

This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

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

Upcoming Events

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - 01/14/14 - 12/07/14

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - 04/29/14 - 11/02/14

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection - 05/20/14 - 10/26/14

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age - 09/22/14 - 01/04/15

Thomas Struth: Photographs - 09/29/14 - 02/16/15

Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered - 09/30/14 - 04/19/15

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry - 10/08/14 - 01/11/15

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection - 10/20/14 - 02/16/15

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - 10/21/14 - 02/01/15

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

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection - 10/28/14 - 01/25/15

nyc events newsletter

Openings, Discounts & More

plan your trip to nyc

     Register

search cityguideny.com

SEARCH THE CALENDAR