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View Art EventCollecting the Arts of Mexico

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Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) - NYC
Event Type: Exhibition
Start Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
End Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
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Event Title:
Collecting the Arts of Mexico
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In 1911, Emily Johnston de Forest gave her collection of pottery from Mexico to the Metropolitan Museum. Calling it "Mexican maiolica," she highlighted its importance as a North American artistic achievement. De Forest was the daughter of the Museum's first president and, with her husband, Robert, a founder of The American Wing. The De Forests envisioned building a collection of Mexican art, and, even though their ambitions were frustrated at the time, the foundational gift of more than one hundred pieces of pottery anchors the Met's holdings. Today, more than a century later, their vision resonates as the Museum commits to collecting and exhibiting not just the arts of Mexico, but all of Latin America. This exhibition highlights the early contributions of the De Forests and others, and presents recent additions to the collection for the first time.






 

Selected Images for this event

Nicolás Enríquez (Mexican, 1704–1790)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) - NYC


Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York , 10028-0198
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Phone:
+1 (212) 5357710

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