Board the bus at 10:30 am for a visit to the Met! On this
self-guided visit, you are free to see whatever you wish, though of
particular interest may be the exhibition that follows: The
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize
mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and
vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art.
Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was
profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the
Pre-Raphaelite movement as it unfolded from the 1860s through the
1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William
Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across
the Museum's collections—including paintings, drawings, furniture,
textiles, prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on
view and united for the first time—will demonstrate the enduring
impact of Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different
artists and developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed
appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will
direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known
holdings in this important area. Lunch on your own in the museum or
at a nearby restaurant. Board the bus at 4:30 pm for the return to
Join us from 9-10:30 am at Desmond for a pre-visit discussion
with art teacher Laura Nicholls!
Please call 845-565-2076 to register.