Artwork of the Month

Auguste-Hyacinthe Debay
(French, 1804–1865)
The First Cradle: Eve and Her Two Children

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The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art

The Essential Line

Current Exhibition:

The Essential Line: Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art

Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College
Annapolis, MD

August 26 – October 16, 2016

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Salon Thursdays: October 13th, 2016

“Grant … that my old age may not be … without the lyre:” Lawrence Alma-Tadema and a Love of Music

The Anglo-Dutch painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, whose work will soon be shown in a major three-venues exhibition in Europe, was fond of music and musicians. Join the distinguished 19th-century scholar, Dr. Petra Chu, as she reveals how Alma-Tadema’s interest in music, while no doubt genuine, may be linked to a number of factors, including the aesthetic movement’s conviction that “all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music” (Walter Pater); an interest in the rise of musical stardom, which became a model for Alma-Tadema’s own self-promotion; and an instinctive understanding of music’s power to create social connections and cultural cohesion.

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.

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