Metropolitan Museum reaches One Million visitors in 18 months to new galleries for American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Despite the perception about museums not being “hip” enough these days, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has proven that it is! With its One Million visitor mark, and its ability to appeal to the masses, with exhibits such as Punk Chaos to Couture, the Met has proven to be one of the most exciting places to see art.
The centerpiece of the new installation is the iconic painting—one of the best-known works in all of American art—Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. Other well-known artists whose works can be seen in the new galleries include such American masters as: John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and John Singer Sargent. Sculptors whose works are on view include: Erastus Dow Palmer, John Quincy Adams Ward, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Frederic Remington, and Frederick William MacMonnies.