Community Education

Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 09, 2014 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Desmond Campus

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 Desmond.

Join us from 9-10:30 am at Desmond for a pre-visit discussion with art teacher Laura Nicholls!

Fee: $65

Please call 845-565-2076 to register.

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