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Met's Northern Renaissance Gallery to Reopen
September 27, 2023, 5:21.15 pm ET


Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening a newly redesigned gallery dedicated to Northern Renaissance Sculpture and Decorative Arts on October 3, 2023, following seven years of closure. The gallery brings together more than 100 collection highlights and spectacular recent acquisitions focused on northern Europe’s early modern society in the 16th and 17th centuries for a new generation of Met visitors. Period works include ceramics, textiles, and metalwork, to clocks, chess boards, stained glass, and more.

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Image: Joachim Friess (ca. 1579–1620, master 1610). Diana and the Stag, ca. 1620. German, Augsburg. Partially gilded silver, enamel, jewels (case); iron, wood (movement). 14 3/4 × 9 1/2 in., 5 lb. (37.5 × 24.1 cm, 2250g). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.746)