Featured Exhibition

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and Landscape
Through May 29, 2006

Samuel Palmer ranks among the most important British landscape painters of the Romantic era. This exhibition—the first major retrospective of Palmer’s work in nearly 80 years—celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth and unites approximately 100 of his finest watercolors, drawings, etchings, and oils from public and private collections in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States.

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In a Shoreham Garden, ca. 1829. Samuel Palmer (British, 1805-1881). Indian ink with watercolor and gouache on prepared board; 11 x 8 3/4 in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm). Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Closing

Robert Rauschenberg: Combines
Through April 2, 2006

Some of the most daring and influential works by one of America’s great modern artists—Robert Rauschenberg—are on view at the Metropolitan. "Robert Rauschenberg: Combines" takes a rare and comprehensive look at the objects that Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925) terms Combines. The exhibition, which includes 67 works created between 1954 and 1964, is the first to focus exclusively on this significant material.

 

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Now on View

The following is a list of special exhibitions currently on view at the Museum.

The "Hundred Antiques" in Chinese Textiles
Through July 30, 2006

A Taste for Opulence: Sèvres Porcelain from the Collection
Through August 13, 2006

The Trustees Dining Room is featuring fine Parisian dining with a four-course tasting menu and specially paired wines every Friday and Saturday evening throughout March to complement the exhibition. This exclusive experience is open to President’s Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, Sponsor, Donor, Contributing, Sustaining, and Friend Members. Reservations are suggested. For further information, please call 212-570-3975.

The Fabric of Life: Ikat Textiles of Indonesia
Through September 24, 2006

Attend a free Sunday at the Met program related to this exhibition on March 26.

The Four Seasons
Through August 13, 2006

A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer
Through June 4, 2006

The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Through May 7, 2006

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The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480-1620
Through January 14, 2007

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Opening

The following is a list of special exhibitions opening soon at the Museum.

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
March 28-July 9, 2006

Hatshepsut, the great female pharaoh of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, ruled for two decades—first as regent for, then as co-ruler with, her nephew Thutmose III (ca. 1479–1458 B.C.). In this exhibition, the Metropolitan’s own extensive holdings of objects excavated by the Museum’s Egyptian Expedition in the 1920s and 1930s will be supplemented by loans from other American and European museums, as well as by select loans from Cairo.

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  • Buy the exhibition catalogue in The Met Store.
  • An Audio Guide and a Family Audio Guide will be available for the exhibition.

Interested in visiting Egypt with the Museum on a Red Sea cruise? To learn more about this trip and other exciting opportunities to explore art around the world with the Met, visit Travel Programs.

Kara Walker at the Met: After the Deluge
March 21-July 30, 2006

Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet
April 5-July 2, 2006

The Art of Betty Woodman
April 25-July 30, 2006

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
April 25-October 29, 2006

AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion
May 3-September 4, 2006

Image: Hatshepsut as King (detail), early 18th Dynasty, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III (1479-1458 B.C.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1929 (1929.3.2).