The Metropolitan Museum of Art—a Gilded Age exhibit at this Gilded Age institution

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was founded in 1870 and opened in 1872 at the beginning of what came to be known as the Gilded Age. Like many of the famous mansions of the Gilded Age industrialists, the Met’s main building was designed by noted architect to the wealthy Richard Morris Hunt (the 1914 photo of the Met above is in the public domain). As many of the fortunes made during the period stemmed from the growing railroad industry, the foundation of the Met’s collection came from a railroad executive, John Taylor Johnson.

The Met is particularly known for its extensive of older works of art, sculpture, and decorative arts from around the world, but this fall it will open an exhibit a little closer to home featuring works on paper by American artists during the Gilded Age. The

August 21 – December 10, 2017


‘Gilded Age drawings at the Met, New York

By Blouin Artinfo

August 1, 2017

See the Met's exhibit overview here

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