The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
||Davidson, Marshall B.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $220.00|
| Book Description: |
The first acquisitions in American Art were made almost immediately after the Museum was founded at the end of the nineteenth century. When they opened in October 1924, The American Wing’s dedicated space included sixteen period rooms, three exhibition galleries, and several alcoves and caused a sensation. A unique arrangement at the time, American antiques were presented in an orderly, chronological way. In the period rooms, furniture, silver, paintings, glass and other...