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Lost Kingdoms:
Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia,
5th to 8th Century

Previews for Individual Members
and above, April 9-13

Lost Kingdoms

The Passions of
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

On view through May 26

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Ink Art: Past as Present
in Contemporary China

On view through April 6

Ink Art: Past as Present

The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925

On view through April 13

The American West in Bronze

Charles Marville:
Photographer of Paris

On view through May 4

Charles Marville

Charles James:
Beyond Fashion

Previews for Individual Members
and above, May 6-7

Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Individual: $100

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The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Enterprise Holdings Endowment. It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum. Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris is made possible in part by Jennifer S. and Philip F. Maritz. The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund and the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d'Orsay. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century is made possible by the Placido Arango Fund, the Fred Eychaner Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Jim Thompson America, Inc. and Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd. Charles James: Beyond Fashion is made possible by AERIN. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

Images: Zhang Huan (b.1965). Family Tree, 2001. Nine chromogenic prints, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund. Hermon Atkins MacNeil, The Moqui Prayer for Rain, 1895–96, cast ca. 1897, Daniel and Mathew Wolf, in memory of Diane R. Wolf. Charles Marville, Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle), 1864, albumen silver print from glass negative, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2007. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Ugolino and His Sons, 1865–67, Saint-Béat marble, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc. Gift, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, and Fletcher Fund, 1967. Buddha (detail). Central Thailand, 1st half 7th century. Sandstone. H. 67 3/8 in. Lent by the National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand. Charles James, Ball Gowns, 1948; Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Beaton/Vogue/Condé Nast Archive. © Condé Nast.