Gilded Age Drawings at The Met

Exhibition Website

Aug 21 2017 - Dec 10 2017

This exhibition will feature more than three dozen rarely seen treasures from The Met's collection of late 19th-century American works on paper.

Created during America's so-called Gilded Age—which began shortly after the Museum was founded in 1870 and flourished through the 1890s—many of these innovative drawings in watercolor, pastel, and charcoal were acquired during the artists' lifetimes and became the cornerstone of The Met's important holdings in this art form. On view will be iconic works by some of the leading American artists of the time, including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as several new acquisitions. Three recently promised gifts to The Met are a highlight of the exhibition—works by Cecilia Beaux, John La Farge, and Sargent.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 19th Century
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Thomas Eakins
  • Winslow Homer
  • John Singer Sargent
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Cecilia Beaux
  • John La Farge
  • and others

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