Orientalist Paintings from the Collection of Kenneth Jay Lane

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Orientalist Paintings from the Collection of Kenneth Jay Lane

Published June 22, 2017

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its dedication, the Kenneth Jay Lane Gallery is the setting for 26 paintings that have been promised or given to The Met by Mr. Lane. The European artists represented in this exhibition, including Horace Vernet and Jean-Léon Gérôme, shared a deeply ingrained fascination for the cultures that thrived beyond the Mediterranean, from Morocco in the west to Egypt and Turkey in the east.

The exhibition runs from June 10 - August 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.