While some museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens to the public on 29 August with a delayed birthday celebration. This display celebrates 150 years since the Met was founded on 13 April 1870, and chronicles the key moments in the development of its encyclopaedic collection over the years. Galleries explore the early focus on antiquities and Old Master paintings; landmark donations of works such as Vermeer’s Young Woman with a Lute during America’s Gilded Age; the role of the museum during wartime; the successes and failures of the institution in facing up to the advent of modernism; and the broadening of its perspective to encompass non-Western and contemporary art over the last five decades. The exhibition runs until 3 January 2021. Find out more from the Met’s website.
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