Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Met Museum – New York

Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Met Museum – New YorkBest in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Met Museum – New YorkBest in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Met Museum – New York

October 8, 2013 through October 5, 2014

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, highlights 50 masterpieces and a trove of unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art gifted by Nelson Rockefeller. The display features not only a selection of historically significant pieces first displayed in Rockefeller’s Museum of Primitive Art whose collection is now housed in the Met’s Michael Rockefeller wing including a tenth century A.D., stone sculpture of a, “Hunchback,” from Mexico, a thirteenth century A.D., “Feathered Tunic,” from Peru and a nineteenth century, “Mblo Twin Mask (Nda)” from the Ivory Coast, but also celebrates his singular appreciation of indigenous arts and honors his vision that the cultural and creative importance of art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas equals anything in the Western art canon.

 

"Mblo Twin Mask (Nda)" (19th - 20th century) - Ivory Coast

“Mblo Twin Mask (Nda)” (19th – 20th century) – Ivory Coast

"Feathered Tunic" (13th - 14th century)

“Feathered Tunic” (13th – 14th century) – Peru

"Hunchback Leaning on Staff" (10th - 12th century) - Mexico

“Hunchback Leaning on Staff” (10th – 12th century) – Mexico


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER VISION: IN PURSUIT OF THE BEST IN THE ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, DECEMBER 25, JANUARY 1 AND THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$25 RECOMMENDED FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$17 RECOMMENDED FOR A SENIOR TICKET (65 AND OVER).

$12 RECOMMENDED FOR A STUDENT TICKET (25 AND UNDER).

FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

FEE INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ALL EXHIBITIONS AS WELL AS ADMISSION TO THE CLOISTERS MUSEUM AND GARDENS IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN.

PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE REQUIRES THAT YOU PAY THE FULL SUGGESTED PRICE PLUS A PER TICKET SERVICE CHARGE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY LESS THAN THE SUGGESTED ADMISSION PRICE, PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT THE MUSEUM BOX OFFICE.

TO HELP COVER THE COSTS OF EXHIBITIONS AND OPERATIONS, THE MUSEUM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT VISITORS PAY THE FULL RECOMMENDED AMOUNT.

 

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