My favorite permanent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC is the 18th century French period rooms from the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel de Cabris. I love the gilt and panelling and snugness of the Crillon room especially (below). Last week the Met unveiled a new exhibition entitled Boiseries by the Iclandic artist Katrin Sigurdardottir. Boiseries is comprised of two site-specific full-scale installations based on the French period rooms I so love.
Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met
October 19, 2010–March 6, 2011
Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Mezzanine Galleries
Pocket Bandoleer bag
Lace-up corduroy shirt
Printed silk dress