Tag: American Wing

New American Wing Galleries at the Met to be Open for Americana Week

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

image © 2011 Eric MillerThe Metropolitan Museum’s collection of American art returns to view in expanded and dramatic new galleries on January 16, 2012, when the Museum inaugurates the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The new installation will provide visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Exceptionally Rare Early 19th Century Portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

image © 2011 Eric MillerThe Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired the painting Yarrow Mamout, 1819, an exceptionally rare portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), one of the most renowned American artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Depicting an aged man who had been born in Guinea in western Africa, taken into slavery […]

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