Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.
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Abstract Lauretta Dimmick is an art historian and co-author of American sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, volume I: a catalogue of works by artists born before 1865. Published in 1999, this is the first volume of a two-volume set and the definitive catalogue of the Museum's collection of American sculpture. Dimmick graduated from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado in 1976 with a B.A. She received her master and doctorate in art history from the University of Pittsburgh,...
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