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The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Thomas P. Campbell has been the Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, since 2008. Kathryn Calley Galitz is a scholar of European art and author of numerous works on French Neoclassical painting. She works at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where she has held positions as both a curator and educator, and where she has organized major international exhibitions on artists including Courbet, Turner, and Girodet.


"Succeeds magnificently in evoking a global art history...presented in a way that only a physical book could accommodate: eye-filling reproductions in a stylish package of more than five hundred pages, nicely bound...will delight the casual page flipper but it will also entrance art-book aficionados...consistently evokes illuminating connections and gives readers room to discover them"

"Noting that the Met is known for its very scholarly works and exhibition and collection catalogues, Campbell said that this 'exquisite book' ought to appeal to 'a broad audience.'" "It is an essential volume for those wishing to experience The Met's extraordinary collection or to study masterpieces of painting from throughout history and is sure to become a classic cherished by art lovers around the world." "In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings from Skira Rizzoli, thumb your way through the galleries of New York's famed museum. This coming-soon volume displays 500 masterworks from the dawn of civilization to modern times."
--Private Clubs Magazine "This volume's broad sweep of material, all from a The Metropolitan Museum of Art, makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the iconic masterworks of this world-renowned institution. Color illustrations and details of 500 masterpieces, created over 5,000 years in cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically from the dawn of civilization to the present."
Hamptons Art Hub "Head exploding: With 544 pages and 1100 color images of the Met's art and sculpture collection, this book is intense. Masterpieces, indeed." "The hardcover book is said to be the first to celebrate the greatest and most iconic paintings in the museum"
--Art & Antiques "Galitz's text succeed in balancing sound, up-to-date scholarship with an accessible tone that anyone can appreciate... Publicatoins and online series like these are exactly what the Met is ideally suited to create, and we look forward to seeing still more in the years ahead."
Fine Art Connoisseur "The perfect gift for any lover of art."
--Art Of The Times

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