celebrate the grand reopening of the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this handy, beautifully illustrated book will be your personal tour guide through the galleries. Four visits planned by the museum's curators are presented, including Architecture, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts in Visit One, Historic Interiors and Decorative Arts in Visit Two, Paintings and Sculpture in Visit Three, and the visible-storage facility in Visit Four. Each tour is presented using maps, room numbers, descriptions and useful landmarks to help orient you through the galleries, pointing out iconic highlights of American art such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens's gilt-bronze Diana
, the Frank Lloyd Wright Room, Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware
, and John Singer Sargent's Madame X
along the way. Featuring more than 100 exquisite works of American art and historic interiors, this cleverly designed companion will be essential for all visitors to the wing - whether you have only an hour to spend, or time for a more in-depth exploration.