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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux opens this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The exhibit featuring the work of French Second Empire sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux runs from March 10 to May 26, 2014.

The powerful work of the artist brings stone to life. The famous Ugolino and His Sons from the Museum’s own collection is a breathtaking depiction of the horrific starvation of Count Ugolino and his sons from Dante’s "Divine Comedy" Canto 33.

The exhibition catalogue offers an in-depth look at the life and work of Carpeaux and is a must-have for art book enthusiasts. The richly illustrated volume is a perfect way to bring the exhibition home with you and enjoy the drawings, paintings and sculpture at your own leisure. Pick it up at the museum gift shop or the online store.

Admission to the Met is by donation so give what you can, though the recommended donation is $25 for Adults, $17 for Seniors 65 and older, and $12 for Students. Admission is Free for Children under 12 years old accompanied by an Adult. Admission is also free for Members of the museum.

Click here to check out the benefits of membership at the Met, which include a 10% discount in the museum gift shop and the online store, and special Member Previews and Shopping Double Discount Days with 20% off.

Tickets may also be purchased online at the Met Museum website.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open 7 days a week.
Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) New York, NY 10028
Telephone: 212-535-7710 (TTY: 212-650-2921)

Click here for directions.

The Cloisters

Admission to the Met also includes admission to The Cloisters, the museum’s branch devoted to medieval Europe’s art and architecture.

It is a treasure tucked away in Fort Tryon Park. Though it is a special treat on warm weather days, The Cloisters offers wonderful programs all year round.

Open 7 days a week.
March- October 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
November- February 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive New York, NY 10040
Telephone: 212-923-3700

Click here for directions to The Cloisters.

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