Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C.
through March 15, 2009
This exhibition focuses on the extraordinary art created as a result of a sophisticated network of interaction that developed among kings, diplomats, merchants, and others in the Near East during the second millennium B.C. View images from this exhibition.
And for postcard aficionados there is
Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard
February 3, 2009–May 25, 2009
This exhibition [focuses] on a collection of 9,000 picture postcards amassed and classified by the American photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975), now part of the Metropolitan’s Walker Evans Archive. The picture postcard represented a powerful strain of indigenous American realism that directly influenced Evans’s artistic development. View images from this exhibition.