Monday, November 25, 2013

A New Look at The Metropolitan Museum's Old Masters

Immerse yourself in European culture through the centuries!  On Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm, Vivian Gordon from The Metropolitan Museum’s Education Department will lead us on a virtual tour of the recently renovated European Painting galleries.  They have more space, more paintings on display, new lighting, and a much better organization.  Holland Cotter wrote about the galleries in The New York Times: “Keith Christiansen, chairman of the European paintings department, has brilliantly orchestrated the collection as a play of dramatic vistas, visual lineups of images — seen around corners or over distances — that pull you forward in time and immerse you in textured layers of European culture.” 

Ms. Gordon, a regular lecturer at the Library, commented on the "world-renowned collection and gorgeous new layout."  For the next six to twelve months, there are also temporary loans from private collections to fill out and amplify The Met's collection.

There is no charge to attend the library program, but advance sign-up is requested.  Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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