DescriptionThis card features a charming illustration of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s elegant Fifth Avenue facade against a glistening evening sky. Season’s Greetings on front; Without inside greeting.
15 foil- stamped triptych cards and 15 envelopes per box. 14 5/8'' x 6 1/4'' when open
- 15 foil-stamped triptych cards and 15 envelopes per box
- 14 5/8'' x 6 1/4'' when open
- Season’s Greetings on front; Without inside greeting
Art HistorySince its original building opened to the public in 1880, the Museum has undertaken several major programs of expansion and remodeling to best exhibit its ever- growing collection. The structures along Fifth Avenue are additions to the Museum’s nineteenth-century core, which is set back in Central Park. Emphasizing symmetry and classical detailing, Richard Morris Hunt’s (American, 1827– 1895) 1895 Beaux-Arts design includes the building seen at center, which still stands today as the Museum’s main entrance on Fifth Avenue. The north and south wings were designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White as part of a comprehensive master plan, and were constructed in sections from 1906 to 1926.