Lucas Samaras at the Met Museum – New York

Lucas Samaras at the Met Museum – New YorkLucas Samaras at the Met Museum – New YorkLucas Samaras at the Met Museum – New YorkLucas Samaras at the Met Museum – New York

February 24, 2014 through September 1, 2014

– Titled, “Offerings of a Restless Soul,” this exhibition presents the work of contemporary artist Lucas Samaras, a compulsively productive filmmaker, painter, performer, photographer, sculptor and writer, drawn from substantial holdings already in the permanent collection augmented by a a group of additional works from a donation recently made by the artist personally which are making their public debut. Featuring sixty selections dating created from the 1960s to the present, in a two-part installation designed in collaboration with Samaras who painted the galleries with original decorations specially for this exhibit, the display includes examples that highlight the arc of the artist’s career, from his early, whimsical pastels and imaginative box constructions that open to reveal fantastic, sparkling objects in many hidden compartments to his later, innovative, geometric collages composed of fabric scraps and self portraits and panoramas that employ Polaroid photography to manipulate images into, “Photo Transformations,” to his iconoclastic paintings and drawings and more recent evolution into the use of computer-generated imagery.

 

"Box #10" (1963) - Lucas Samaras

“Box #10″ (1963) – Lucas Samaras

"Self Portrait" (1963) - Lucas Samaras

“Self Portrait” (1963) – Lucas Samaras

"Photo Transformation" (1976) - Lucas Samaras

“Photo Transformation” (1976) – Lucas Samaras

"Reconstruction #41" (1978) - Lucas Samaras

“Reconstruction #41″ (1978) – Lucas Samaras


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

1000 FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul

 

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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