1. See Nature-Related Exhibits at The Met
Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossing
In the 200 years since Thomas Cole’s arrival to the United States, landscapes have drastically evolved. Yet some are still as lush as those he once painted. Visitors can observe the evolution of American landscapes by prominent American and European artists in the 19th century and beyond.
Public Parks, Private Gardens: from Paris to Provence
Delve into French gardens in this exhibit, which celebrates horticultural developments across France. Objects from The Met’s collection, including paintings, drawings, and illustrated books, provide a look at 19th century artists’ celebration of parks and gardens as places of “leisure, renewal, and inspiration.”
Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art
The Diamond Mountains in North Korea are revered sites in the Korean Peninsula. This exhibit features scrolls, screens and other works — some presented for the first time in the United States — as a celebration of the site’s importance and as a commemoration to mark the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of The Met’s Arts of Korea Gallery.
The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection
Discover the relationship between poetry and visual arts that blossomed during the Edo period in Japan (1615–1868).
Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China
An ode to landscapes, this exhibition showcases over 100 Chinese landscape paintings in four different rotations. The exhibit itself “offers insights into the tradition, revealing distinctions between types of landscape that might not be obvious at first glance.”