Hosted by the Rutgers Club of New York City
This event is sold out. Due to the nature of this event, walk in's will not be premitted.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street),
New York, NY 10028
The Rutgers Club of New York City invites all alumni and friends to join us at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a formal tour of the newly renovated galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia.
Closed since 2003, the galleries reopened in November 2011 to the excitement of critics and museum-goers alike. Should the weather cooperate, we will finish the afternoon on the rooftop of the Met overlooking Central Park while checking out this year’s annual rooftop installation, “Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City.”
Price: $40 per person. Due to the size of the galleries, registration is limited to the first 25 people who purchase a ticket. Registration is available online only.
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Top: Folio from the Blue Qur'an, second half of 9th–mid-10th century Probably Tunisia, Qairawan Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment
12 x 15–7/8 in. (30.4 x 40.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2004
Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bottom: The Lovers, dated Tuesday, 8 Shawwal A.H. 1039/ May 21, 1630 A.D.
Artist Riza-yi `Abbasi (ca. 1565–1635)
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Painting: 6–7/8 x 4–3/8 in. (17.5 x 11.1 cm) Page: 7–1/8 x 4 in. (18.1 x 11.9 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Francis M. Weld Gift, 1950 (50.164) Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York