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Wisteria Room
Posted: October 29th, 2008
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A complete and fully furnished Art Nouveau dining room designed by Lucien Levy-Dhurmer shortly before World War I – The Wisteria Dining Room – has been installed within The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renovated and expanded New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, opening to the public on December 4, 2007. The room – which has been in storage for the past 40 years because of lack of space in which to exhibit it prior to the expansion of the galleries – is the only complete French Art Nouveau interior on display in an American museum. Associate curator Jared Gross shares his favorite parts of this special installation with SundayArts.

  • Joyce Becker

    How wonderful that after 40 years in storage this lovely room is now opened to the public for all to enjoy. having the video is also almost as good as a trip to the museum, thank you for showing this.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.