New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art American Wing Tour
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- Explore the newly renovated American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Learn about impressive sculptural works of bronze and marble, with an art historian guide
- View masterpieces of American art
- See Emanuel Gottlieb Leutzes's enormous Washington Crossing the Delaware
You will start with the museum’s premier sculpture collection of stunning American marble and bronze works by Hiram Powers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Daniel Chester French. Discuss the significance of sculpture in early American art, the mastery of sculptural techniques, and characteristics of the Neoclassical and Beaux-Arts styles.
Spend time in the modern balcony galleries, where you will also be rewarded with beautiful views of Central Park. See masterpieces of American silver, glassware and ceramics, dating as far back as the 18th century. Highlights include rare ornate silver designed by Paul Revere, and stained glass by Tiffany.
Proceed to the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, home to an impressive collection of American decorative art, including hundreds of pieces of furniture. Get an insight into American domestic architecture and interior design, starting in the 17th century up until the early 20th century.
Ample time will be left to admire the vast collection of American paintings, and your guide will cover a range of topics, including the role of portraiture in the cultural history of the United States, the importance of still life and landscape in 19th century American art, and historical paintings portraying everyday life from the colonial period until the Victorian times.
A true gem of the Met’s American collection is the renowned “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutzes. Painted in 1851, this iconic painting is the largest in the Metropolitan’s collection, covering an area approximate to the average modern-day studio apartment in New York City!
- Art historian guide
- Museum entrance
Meet inside the entrance of the Metropolitan Museum, by the group reservations desk. This is to the left as you enter the museum. Just ask the guards or at the information desk in the middle of the atrium if you're confused. They'll direct you towards the desk. Note that there is a security line to enter the museum, and bags need to be checked, so plan accordingly for a slight delay. The closest subway stop is 86th Street Station - 4, 5, 6 (Green Line). (Open in Google Maps)
• Tours are held rain or shine, with some variations to accommodate the weather
• If you are running late, please call so that the operator can relay a message to the guide. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable
• Cancellations within 2 business days need to be made directly with the local office by calling directly (or on the emergency number provided)
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