Side by Side: Oberlin's Masterworks at the Met

March 16–August 29, 2010
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The AMAM is proud to present 20 of its European and American masterworks in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York during spring and summer 2010. The works on display, which span the 16th-20th centuries, will be integrated into the Met’s galleries, giving visitors the rare opportunity to see the AMAM works with those by the same artists or from similar contexts from the Met’s world-renowned collections. The AMAM’s important Ter Brugghen painting, St. Sebastian Tended by Irene, will be seen with the Met’s The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John by the same artist, and AMAM paintings by Domenichino, Sweerts, Turner, Monet, and Cézanne will hang alongside important works by those artists.

In other cases, the AMAM works on loan will provide the opportunity to add new voices to the Met’s extensive holdings: the AMAM’s paintings by Erhard Altdorfer, the Cavaliere d’Arpino, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Henri-Edmond Cross, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner—along with the AMAM’s wooden sculpture by Kirchner—will be integrated into galleries with similar works, but will represent artists not in the Met’s permanent collection of paintings and sculptures. The AMAM’s Rothko, Gottlieb, and Newman paintings will be shown in the Met’s Modern galleries; the first two were instrumental in the early definitions of the importance of abstract art in the United States in the early 1940s.

The exhibition of AMAM works at the Met is accompanied by a gallery talk series and a walking-tour brochure. For more information, click here.

For podcasts on some of the art being displayed at the Met, click here.

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This exhibition was organized by Andria Derstine, AMAM Curator of Collections and Curator of European & American Art, and Stephanie Wiles, AMAM Director, and is being overseen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Maryan Ainsworth, Curator of the Department of European Paintings and an Oberlin College alumna (1971).




Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, ca. 1588 - 1629)
Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, 1625
Oil on canvas
R. T. Miller, Jr. Fund, 1953.256