This year marks the centenary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Prints. Today, as it reaches 100 years in operation, the Met’s Department of Prints holdings are vast: 1.2 million prints, 17,000 drawings, and 12,000 illustrated books. Items from the collection are exhibited for shorter period, usually around 3 months, and under specific conditions, to protect them.
To celebrate the department’s centenary, The Power of Prints opened on January 26. Until May 22nd, it will display works that include masterpieces from artists such as Rembrandt and Goya, the exhibition is an opportunity to experience first-hand some of the heritage of the Department of Prints.
If anyone’s in NY during that time, they can do a lot worse than an afternoon there. You can find out more about the exhibition and view the complete listings (269 pieces) on the Met’s website. The catalog is also available from the Met’s store, priced at $35.
With thanks to Atlas Obscura for alerting me to the exhibition.
Perhaps one day the exhibition might tour. That would be worth doing, and well-worth seeing too.
Best wishes, Pete.
Too far, Nicholas. Yet, what a great celebration of art. Thanks for sharing 🙂
The beauty of the Internet; no place is too far 🙂
I’m been a Met fan for a long time. Thanks for sharing!
Same here, even if I’ve never been there in person 🙂
Rembrandt’s Three Trees is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the tip. I’d love to see it.
At least we can see the entire exhibition online 🙂
W . o . w . Wish I was in NY as well. Still, thanks for sharing, Nicholas.
At least they’ve published the prints online 🙂
Available 24 / 7. <3
That has to be an exhibition well worth seeing Nicholas.
Wish I were in NY 🙂