Metropolitan Museum of Art: What to see this summer

Not every summer day is created equal. For each gorgeous sunny afternoon, there’s one filled with overbearing heat or an insane thunderstorm. That’s why you need a backup plan for your outdoor activities — and we humbly suggest stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit some of the interesting exhibitions that are currently running. Check out a few of the offerings below:

P.S. Art 2013
Through Aug. 25

More than just refrigerator door fodder, this collection highlights the talents and ambitions of blossoming young artists in our own neighborhoods. Showcasing the artistic talents of New York public school students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, this exhibit is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Enjoy the creative artwork and imagination of 83 students before the summer ends!

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art
Through Sept. 3

Ready to walk like an Egyptian? Then you’ll need to know the dress code. Intended for both household and apparel decoration, these Byzantine Empire works exemplify abundance and prosperity in Egypt. With motifs such as birds, beasts, humans, gods, pharaonic art and more, these Coptic textiles that were once exclusively found in Egypt are now available to you in New York City.

Julia Margaret Cameron
Aug. 19 – Jan. 5

In this bustling city, sometimes we forget to stop and really notice one another. But Julia Margaret Cameron knows the true strength of capturing who individuals are in a single glance. Featuring masterpieces from Cameron’s “great thro’ genius,” (portraits of men) and “great thro’ love” (portraits of women), the exhibit will feature the unorthodox and spiritual technique of one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography.

The Civil War and American Art
Through Sept. 2

It’s a window to the past, capturing one of the nation’s most controversial times in the framework of art. Discover the impact that the Civil War had on the American psyche through landscapes, photographs and paintings from 1852 through 1877. The exhibit features paintings by Frederick E. Church and Sanford R. Gifford as well as photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and George N. Barnard.



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