October 28th, 2010

Classic French (with a) Twist

Katrin Sigurdardottir installation at the Met

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.

Hotel de Crillon period room at the Metropolitan Museum

Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Met
October 19, 2010–March 6, 2011
Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Mezzanine Galleries

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