Seurat’s Circus Sideshow at The Met Fifth Avenue
Taking as its focus one of The Met’s most captivating masterpieces, this thematic exhibition affords a unique context for appreciating the heritage and allure of Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), painted in 1887–88 by Georges Seurat (1859–1891). Anchored by a remarkable group of related works by Seurat that fully illuminates the lineage of the motif in his inimitable conté crayon drawings, the presentation explores the fascination the sideshow subject held for other artists in the nineteenth century, ranging from the great caricaturist Honoré Daumier at mid-century to the young Pablo Picasso at the fin de siècle.
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.
February 17, 2017End Date
May 29, 2017Hours
10:00 AM - 05:30 PMAddress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028Event Type