American Wing

Posted by MargieF on Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Are you looking for an excuse to go into New York on a cold, wintry day?  The wait is over with the reopening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection of American art on January 16, 2012.

This long-awaited event showcases the history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century with a suite of new galleries encompassing over 30,000 square feet.  These artists include John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. The piece de resistance is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.

To celebrate this event, why not listen to music  by American composers:

Barber, Samuel.  Adagio for Strings

Bernstein, Leonard.  Symphony #1 "Jeremiah"

Brubeck, Dave.  All the Things We Are

Collins, Judy.  Paradise

Copland, Aaron.  Fanfare for the Common Man

Davis, Miles.  Kind of Blue

Guthrie, Woody.  Dust Bowl Ballads

James, Etta.  Let's Roll

Springsteen, Bruce.  The Rising




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