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The MET – New York

One of the most outstanding museums in the world is the Metropolitan Museum of Art or simply The MET. It is located in the district of Manhattan, in the city of New York and when visiting this great city, we could not resist to enter and enjoy its great collection of works.

Vincent van Gogh, Olenaders, 1888

The MET was inaugurated on February 20, 1872. Robert Lee Jenkins, a railway executive whose private collection was donated to the museum, was the first president. The founding superintendent was the editor George Palmer Putnam.

Camille Pissarro, Bodegón de Manzanas y Jarra, 1872

The museum’s collection is more than two million works of art from around the world. The collections range from treasures of classical antiquity, represented in its galleries in Greece and Cyprus, to paintings and sculptures by almost all the masters of Europe, and a large collection of American works. Masterpieces by Rafael, Titian, El Greco, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Picasso, Pollock, Braque and many more are on display.

Mark Rothco, Número 16 (Rojo, Negro y Marrón), 1958

The museum has a large collection of Egyptian, African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Islamic art.

Vincent van Gogh, Las Orquídeas Florecidas, 1888

The André Meyer galleries contain large works of European art of the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on Impressionist and post-impressionist painters, as well as a large collection of sculptures by Rodin.

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, El baño, Jávea, 1905

The permanent collection of the museum is preserved and exhibited by 19 separate departments, each of which has a specialized staff of curators, scholars, curators and art restorers.

 

Jackson Pollock, El ritmo de Otoño, 1950
Franz Kline, Negro, Blanco y Gris, 1959
Helen Frankenthaler, Sueño del Oeste, 1957
Frank Bowling, Viaje Nocturno, 1969-70
Clyfford Still, Sin Título, 1960
Claude Monet, Flores de Loto, 1919
Vincent van Gogh, Campo de trigo con Cipreses, 1889
Henri Matisse, Odalisca con Pantalones Grises, 1927
Paul Cézanne, Mount Sainte-Victoire, CA. 1902-6
Georges Braque, Botes en la Playa de L’ Estaque, 1906
Paul Gauguin, La Siesta, ca. 1892-94
Auguste Renoir, Retrato de Eugene Murer, 1877
Jackson Pollock, Número 28, 1950, del 1950

 

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