Nineteenth-Century French Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

01.06.2007 to 07.10.2007

Neue Nationalgalerie

The masterpieces of nineteenth-century French art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are visiting Berlin. 147 outstanding works by the most important artists from the nineteenth century - paintings by Ingres, Corot, Courbet, Puvis de Chavannes, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Bonnard and Matisse as well as sculptures by Rodin, Degas and Maillol - are on display exclusively at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

Founded in New York in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses the largest and most important collection of nineteenth-century French art after the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. This exquisite collection presents a concentrated overview of artistic developments: from the Classicism of the Napoleonic era, through Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, to the awakening of Modernism at the threshold to the twentieth century. Alongside these important movements, each of which is featured in individual rooms, we also see in their various facets the tendencies of academic Salon painting which today appear less avant-gardist but which enjoyed great success in their own time.
The exhibition complements the fantastic collection of German and French art from the nineteenth century at the Alte Nationalgalerie on the Museum Island.

The catalog contains color reproductions of all exhibits and comments to each work of art.
The exhibition is being complemented by a supporting program with musical and literary events.

New Opening hours: Tue - Sat 10 am - 12 pm, Sun 10 am - 10 pm

Earlybird: Tue - Fri 8.00 am to 8.30 am (Admission only with pre-booked online ticket)

Infoline
Tel +49 (0)180 - 54 100
(0,14 €/Min. in the fixed network of Deutsche Telekom)

Admission
Tue - Fri 10 Euro / 5 Euro
Sat - Sun 12 Euro / 6 Euro

VIP-Tickets
The VIP-Ticket grants the visitor immediate admission to the exhibition at given times. The price per ticket is 30 Euro including an audio guide.

Earlybird-Tickets
Tuesdays to Fridays, the Earlybird ticket grants admission to the exhibition between 8:00 and 8:30 am on a given day to be booked in advance. The time of admission is fixed, the duration of the visit is not limited.

For Online-Purchase of VIP-Tickets and Earlybird-Tickets see:www.metinberlin.org

Catalogue
There will be an exhibiton catalogue, published by Nicolai Verlag, with contributions and commentary by Gary Tinterow, Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Peter-Klaus Schuster. All exhibited works are printed in colour.
A glossary contains the most important terms of 19th-century history of art. Short biographies and portraits of the artists are also included.
24,5 x 29,5 cm, softcover/paperback, 272 pages, 150 full page colour prints and 50 illustrations in black/white
Price: 29 Euro (at the exhibition)
Available from June 1st, 2007.