Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

See also

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

More Photos

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.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun with Jack White's unhappy face at a Cubs game
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Movies Buzz
  • Big Bang Theory
    Will CBS be able to ink a deal with the cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' before shooting begins?
    12 Photos
  • Hercules
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson brings fun, adventure, and heart as 'Hercules'
    5 Photos
  • Shermar Moore
    Daytime television is about to get a lot hotter with Shemar Moore back on the screen
    11 Photos
  • Adele
    Adele's infant son has won a substantial amount of money in a paparazzo lawsuit
    Today's Buzz