Artwork of the Month

Henri Lehmann
(German/French, 1814–1882)
The Adoration of the Magi

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Joseph, Overseer of Pharaoh’s Granaries

Current Loan:

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Dutch/British, 1836–1912)

Joseph, Overseer of Pharaoh’s Granaries

Fries Museum
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Classical Charm

October 1, 2016 – February 7, 2017

Salon Thursdays: December 8th, 2016

Degraded: Decay as Metaphor throughout Art History

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Join us for the last lecture of the year with Peter Drake, esteemed artist and Dean of Academic Affairs, New York Academy of Art. From Francesco Guardi through Gerhard Richter artists have used decay as a way to discuss everything from the presentiment of death to the end of empires. Degraded: Decay as Metaphor examines examples throughout art history including holdings from the Dahesh Museum to better understand how these metaphors have been employed and how they might be manifested in the future.

The lecture is free and begins at 6.30 pm at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop located at 145 Sixth Avenue, on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street.

Fourteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art, the symposium will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Dahesh Museum Gift Shop. Click to learn more

Dahesh Museum Gift Shop

The first two issues of the Dahesh Museum’s In Focus series: Academic Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection and The Art of Drawing from the Dahesh Museum of Art are now available at the Gift Shop. In addition, the shop has an appealing variety of items, including home accessories, jewelry, clothing, Turkish rugs, and embroidered tapestries.

The Gift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click to learn more

A New Home Coming Soon

We look forward to welcoming you in our new home at 178 East 64th Street, soon after the Museum’s 22nd anniversary in January 2017. H3, the architecture New York-based firm of Hugh Hardy that was responsible for transforming our space at 580 Madison, will design the project. Hugh Hardy and his team aim to adapt this elegant 1899 townhouse into a public museum, providing easy access, intimate exhibition and program space, appropriate lighting, and a safe and controlled environment, while preserving the distinctive character and intimate scale of the building. Further updates will be posted on our website. Click to learn more