Exhibition - Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from The Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore

Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 10:00am

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

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Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore presents nearly fifty superlative examples of paintings, furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and jewelry from the American Aesthetic movement and the Gilded Age. The works, most of which have never been seen by the public, date from the 1860s to the early 1890s, a period that coincides with many significant cultural achievements in New York, including the founding of The Met in 1870.

The exhibition in the American Wing evokes the scrupulously restored interiors of the Wigmores' home (which was constructed in 1883), with period light fixtures and reproduction wallpapers of the same era.

The objects in this exhibition are promised gifts from Museum trustee Barrie Wigmore and his wife, Deedee Wigmore, in honor of The Met's 150th Anniversary.

Exhibition Date: December 2, 2019 – April 18, 2021

Location: The Met Fifth Avenue in  Gallery 743 

General Admission

For visitors from outside New York State:

Adults: $25

Seniors (65 and over): $17

Students: $12

Members and Patrons: Free

Children (under 12): Free

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For New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students, the amount you pay is up to you.

If you wish to pay less than the general admission ticket prices, you may purchase your ticket at one of The Met's locations with a valid ID. All admission tickets include entry to exhibitions as well as same-day entry to both Met locations.

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