Egyptomania: 19th Century Depictions of Ancient Egypt

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The Painter

Current Loan

Ignaz-Marcel Gaugengigl
German/American, 1855–1932

The Painter

Flagler Museum
Palm Beach, Florida

Masterfully Human:
The Art of Gaugengigl

January 23 – April 29, 2018

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Salon Thursday: March 1, 2018

Shakespeare and Art: Images of the Author and his Plays

Constance McPhee

In 2016, the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death inspired Constance McPhee, curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to delve into the collections and explore how artists responded to the Bard across time. She discovered over 300 works—prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures—inspired by the plays and their author. Using this trove, she will discuss how European and American artists responded to Shakespeare between the 18th and early 20th centuries. The imagery reveals a rich evolving dialogue between visual and literary sources, sheds light on stage history, and affirms Western culture’s enduring fascination with the author (whose image remains surprisingly hard to pin down).

Interested attendees can explore works on the Met’s website by typing “Shakespeare” into the Collection search box (

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.

Fifteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of 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 18, 2018, at the Dahesh Museum Gift Shop. Click to learn more.

A New Home Coming Soon

We look forward to welcoming you in our new home at 178 East 64th Street in 2018. H3, the architecture New York-based firm of Hugh Hardy that was responsible for transforming our space at 580 Madison, will design the project. H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture 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.