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Featured Exhibition:
Masterpieces of
French Art Deco
Where:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY 
When:  This exhibit opened in August, 2009 and currently does not have a closing date.   Art Deco fans planning to visit NY to see this exhibit should check the museum's website in advance of your visit at www.metmuseum.org. 
Gallery:  The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, 1st floor

French Art Deco is one of the great strengths of the Metropolitan’s modern design collection. The Museum has been actively collecting in this area since the 1920s, when pieces were acquired directly from their designers in Paris. This presentation in The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery features many of the collection’s most important works, some of which have not been shown for generations.

The installation includes furniture by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Louis Süe and André Mare, Armand-Albert Rateau, and Pierre Legrain; works in glass by René Jules Lalique, Maurice Marinot, and Henri Navarre; ceramics by Émile Lenoble and Emile Decoeur; metalwork by Jean Puiforcat and Edgar Brandt; textiles by Paul Poiret; jewelry by Georges Fouquet; lacquer work by Jean Dunand; and the magnificent set of reverse-painted and gilded glass panels designed by Jean Dupas for the first-class salon of the ocean liner Normandie.

Photos are permitted in the exhibition gallery.  I took these photos on my visit December 20, 2009.  Scroll over the photos to see information about each work.  The text has been taken from the exhibition signage.

TO VIEW THIS SLIDE SHOW, MOVE YOUR CURSOR OVER THE LOWER PART OF THE IMAGE.  A "PLAY" BUTTON WILL APPEAR.  CLICK ON IT AND THE IMAGES WILL ADVANCE AUTOMATICALLY.