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September 17, 2018–January 6, 2019


The Metropolitan Museum of Art



Widely regarded as one of art history’s most prominent figures, Eugène Delacroix forever transformed the trajectory of nineteenth century European painting though his unique style, daring choice of subject matter, vibrant color palettes and bold brushwork. Throughout his over four-decade-long career, Delacroix explored a rich variety of themes including literature, history, religion, culture, animals and nature. Considered one of the most daring forces in the history of art, the French artist helped shape many of the ideas and styles that we recognize today as modern. Through a joint project with Paris’ Musée du Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this phenomenal artist ever held in North America. Through more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and manuscripts – many never before seen in the United States – The MET honors the late artist’s grand legacy, in this once in a life time, ‘Must See’ exhibition.

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