Claude Lorrain's beautiful paintings and drawings respond to the topography and atmospheric effects of the Roman countryside. One of the most inventive artists of the 17th century, he established a new landscape style that remained influential well into the 19th century.
At an art museum, we may look at a painting and wonder, "what is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric and require decoding. This lecture gives fascinating insights into the stories told in art from the classical period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and into the 19th and 20th centuries. Come hear the stories behind the pictures.
In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure.
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”
Luminous Worlds gathers about 40 works, ranging widely in subject matter and technique, that reveal the richness and versatility of British artistic production over the course of a century. The exhibition reflects the 18th-century vogue for portraiture and caricature; the rise of landscape painting, especially in watercolors; a Romantic engagement with themes from mythology and literature; and 19th-century Orientalism.
Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The diverse media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, and paintings result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.
Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century.
Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See High Style, this exclusive West Coast presentation from the Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.
From early Roman sandals, high-button shoes, and stiletto heels to wedges and platforms, changes in fashionable footwear remind us how shoes have always reflected the personality and status of the wearer.
From the dark alleys at the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. This presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.