Last year, we published a popular article on the architectural secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This fall, we’re excited to offer this intimate, hour-long tour of the Charles Engelhard Court and period architecture rooms on Saturday, November 9th, led by Metropolitan Museum docent Lee Miller.
Located in the American Wing and notable for its vast open space and exquisite natural lighting, the Engelhard Court boasts a particular appeal for 19th and 20th century design enthusiasts. We’ll be learning about the Neoclassical facade of the Branch Bank of the United States, relocated from 15 ½ Wall Street and about the innovative stained-glass windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Moving through the room’s impressive collection of large-scale American sculpture, we’ll also examine structural details by Beaux Arts architect Stanford White, as well as pioneering modernist architect Louis Sullivan and his famously prolific student, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Head to the Great Hall Balcony Bar after the tour to enjoy a glass of wine and a rare view of the museum’s majestic lobby.
Docent Lee Miller has been an Education Volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum for more than 25 years. She specializes in the American Wing and has a particular interest in decorative arts and architectural elements in the collection.
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