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The largest art museum in the U.S. and main attraction on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, The Metropolitan Museum of Art surpasses its mission to “collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.” The museum’s permanent collection of more than 2 million works is complemented by a continual rotation of new exhibitions. Simply put, the Met is a must for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
Duggal is proud of its longstanding relationship and privileged to have contributed to several current exhibits:
Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age (September 22, 2014–January 4, 2015)
Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age traces the interaction between the ancient Assyrians and Phoenicians and the Mediterranean. The exhibit examines the effects of trade on the region’s artistic traditions, drawing parallels between the 260 works of art on loan and the Met’s permanent collection.
Duggal produced a series of custom canvas murals, as large as 19 feet wide and 16 feet high, color matched to replicate antique original works. The atmosphere created not only brings additional context to the antiquities displayed, but also transports viewers visually and emotionally to the ancient Near East.
Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry (October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015)
19 grand tapestries designed by Renaissance master Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550) and woven for the likes of Emperor Charles V and Henry VIII of England highlight Grand Design in the medium.
As part of the exhibition, Coecke’s awe-inspiring designs are reproduced on wide format, free-hanging canvas and wallpaper graphics, allowing viewers to get closer and experience the details and intricacies of masterful Renaissance artwork.
Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin (January 14–December 7, 2014)
Approximately 35 instruments crafted by guitar maker Christian Frederick Martin provide a glimpse into a pioneer of this art form in Early American Guitars. Founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., Martin merged Viennese and Spanish styles to form the foundation of early American guitar making.
Custom vinyl window graphics are instrumental in identifying the exhibit and attracting viewers to the exhibition in Gallery 684.
More To Come
Duggal associates Shawn Hallinan, Mark Wenger, Ruth Halderman, Audrius Stonys and the entire Duggal production and installation team are constantly working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to augment the museum’s engaging exhibitions. Stay tuned to Duggal Connect for Met updates.