When our New York City personal injury lawyers have time to relax, we like to take advantage of the unmatched culture the city has to offer. The Met is one of our favorite places to go when we want to experience various artworks from all over the world. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States, and with rotating exhibits, there’s a whole new world to discover during every visit. We recently visited the Met Fifth Avenue and thought we’d share some of our favorite experiences from the trip.
Leonardo To Matisse
The Leonardo to Matisse exhibition follows the progression of European drawing from the Renaissance into the early 20th century. We were lucky enough to view works from celebrated artists like da Vinci, Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Ingres, Seurat, and Matisse. The exhibit has about 60 drawings on display from the Museum’s Robert Lehman Collection. We thought it was fascinating to learn and see how style and techniques have changed over several generations of arts.
Rodin At The Met
Anyone who appreciates sculpture should get to the Met before January 15th and check out the Rodin exhibition. In a celebration of the 100th anniversary of his death, the Museum is showcasing a large collection of the French master’s work – including 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas. This collection is unlike any other Rodin collection in the world. It has taken over a century to compile all of these classic pieces.
Some of Rodin’s most famous sculptures are on display, including The Thinker, The Hand of God, and The Tempest. There are also paintings by Rodin’s contemporaries, including friends Claude Monet and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Other features include drawings, prints, letters, illustrated books, and photographs.
World War I And The Visual Arts
Art connoisseurs and history buffs can both appreciate the World War I and the Visual Arts exhibition, on display until January 7th. Marking the 100th anniversary of WWI, this exhibition analyzes how the war influenced the visual arts of the period. The display looks into how the horrors and tragedy of war were represented through different pieces of art from the period, beginning at the outbreak and extending through the decade following the armistice. Themes range from passionate nationalism to reflections on the destruction and devastation of the war.
Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection
This exhibition features pieces of Japanese bamboo art from the late 19th century through present day, including over 80 bamboo baskets and sculptures. A wide range of artists are represented, including all six who received the Japanese honor of “Living National Treasure.” Most of these pieces have never been on display to the public. We highly recommend taking advantage of this rare opportunity before the exhibit closes on February 4th, but 70 of the objects will become a part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Arms And Armor From The Islamic World
This exhibition displays a collection of over three dozen pieces of Islamic arms and armor. Highlights include an Ottoman helmet bordered with golden Quranic verses, a gold-encrusted saber, the earliest known Islamic sword, and a dagger covered in rubies and emeralds. This exhibition is only open until December 3rd, so get down there soon if you appreciate ancient art, history, or both!