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Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Museum of Art US art museum, New York City. Founded in 1870 , the museum has a diverse permanent art collection, including numerous Egyptian, Greek, and Roman works. Much of the medieval collection is in a separate complex, The Cloisters. In addition to European sculpture, there are more than 4,600 European paintings ranging from the 15th century to the present, as well as many US paintings and sculptures. The Oriental art collection numbers 30,000...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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... Museum of Art A New York institution ranking among the great art museums of the world. It is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere. No other museum surpasses its encyclopedic representation of art traditions from around the globe during more than five thousand years of human history. Many of its seventeen curatorial departments boast collections that number among the finest anywhere in their individual fields. In 1870 the Metropolitan obtained its state charter. Among American art museums, only Boston’s Museum...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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... Museum of Art , New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and philanthropists, and after two temporary locations for the museum, it opened at its present site in Central Park in 1880 . The building was designed by Calvert Vaux (one of the designers of Central Park) in Gothic style, and the grandiose classical façade overlooking Fifth Avenue was added in the early 20th century. There have been numerous other...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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... Museum of Art New York The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and philanthropists, and after two temporary locations for the museum, it opened at its present site in Central Park in 1880 . The building was designed by Calvert Vaux (one of the creators of Central Park) in Gothic style, and the grandiose classical entrance façade overlooking Fifth Avenue was added in stages and completed in 1926 . There have been...

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...York, Metropolitan Museum of Art . The Metropolitan Museum was founded in 1870 and had several temporary locations before the building at 82nd Street between Central Park and Fifth Avenue designed by Calvert Vaux was opened in 1880 . Many additions have been made over the years with the major ones designed by McKim , Mead , and White in 1909 and later ones planned by Roche , Dinkeloo , and Associates to house the American wing and Sackler galleries. The Greek and Roman Department was one of the earliest owing to the purchase of a trove of ancient...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art  

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New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...period's art writing. When George III removed the works from Hampton Court to his new residence near St James's Park in 1763 , there was a public outcry. They were returned to Hampton Court in 1809 . Some paintings, drawings, and engravings, and a good deal of antique *sculpture could be viewed at the *British Museum in Great Russell Street. The Museum was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1753 to house the Cottonian Library (begun by Robert Cotton in the era of Elizabeth I ), the Harleian Library accumulated by Robert Harley , Earl of Oxford, and...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...no time for the ‘mildewing censure’ of the ‘Reverend and Moral’ who had hounded this aristocratic friend of the people. For a brief moment Clare's fractured identity was healed. He felt proud of and in harmony with the multi-stranded popular culture that had shaped him: for the common people of a country are the best feelings of a prophesy of futurity—they are below or rather [above] the prejudices and flatterys the fancys and dislikes of fashion—they are the feelings of natures sympathies unadulterated with pretentions of art and pride they are the veins and...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...a remarkable new architecture of leisure. Especially in the urban centres of the provinces there appeared numerous athenaeums, libraries, newsrooms, academies, museums, theatres, hotels, and art galleries, usually designed by prominent regional architects. In Liverpool there was John Foster I 's ( 1758–1827 ) Athenaeum (completed 1799 ), Union Newsroom ( 1800 ), and Theatre Royal ( 1802–3 ), as well as Harrison's Lyceum ( 1800–3 ). William Stark's Hunterian Museum ( 1804–5 ) in Glasgow was one of the earliest of thirty-six museums founded in Britain between ...

5 The European Medieval Book

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Christopher de Hamel

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...10483–4) and the tiny Hours of Jeanne d’Évreux (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, Acc.54.1.2). He and his workshop clearly had some business association with the Dominicans, especially with the royal convent of Poissy, downstream on the Seine. French royal patronage achieved its greatest height in the commissions of Charles V ( 1338–80 , king of France from 1364 ) and his successor Charles VI ( 1368–1422 , r. from 1380 ), and Charles VI ’s younger brothers, Jean, duc de Berry, and Philippe le Hardi , duke of Burgundy ( 1342–1404 ),...

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

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Christine Thomas

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...Museum (later the *Russian State Library ). Both had been designated legal deposit libraries in May 1917 . The Chief Administration on Publishing Affairs (Glavlit) was established in 1922 and operated as the main organ of censorship until 1990 . During the years of the New Economic Policy ( 1921–9 ), some relaxation of state control galvanized the publishing industry, leading to a rise in the quantity and quality of publications. By the late 1920s , print runs of a million were not uncommon. Gosizdat, with its subsidies, control over allocation of...

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Henning Graf Reventlow

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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2022
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...about me’ ( Luke 24: 44 ). The bottom of a gold glass bowl found in a Roman catacomb and designed as a funeral gift (second half of 4 th century). It depicts a young man surrounded by various scenes from the Bible. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1916. (16.174.2) All rights reserved. The first Christians regarded the death and resurrection of Jesus as events that happened ‘according to the Scriptures’: a formulation occurring twice in what seems to be one of the earliest Christian confessions as quoted by Paul...

Cloisters

Cloisters  

New York, USA, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art created in 1938 to house the museum's medieval art collection. It consists of a cluster of monastic buildings set ...
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(German, ‘wonder chamber’)By the end of the 16th century the term was virtually synonymous with Kunstkammer. However, it was originally used in mid-century to describe a room containing a private ...
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Henry Peters Gray  

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(1819–77).Painter. Besides allegorical and literary works, he also painted about five hundred portraits. A lifelong New Yorker, he studied for a year with near contemporary Daniel Huntington, ...
Artemide

Artemide  

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(established 1959)Founded in 1959 in Milan by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza, in its early years the company moved rapidly from craft‐based to industrial design. Noted particularly for its ...

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