Met using PMA painting for membership pitch

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J.M.W.Turner The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835)Philadelphia Museum of Art
J.M.W.Turner The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835)Philadelphia Museum of Art

I just received an invitation to become a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the invite came from the Board of Trustees no less); it’s part of a lush, three-fold card that also announces the Turner exhibition opening on July 1 (I reviewed the exhibition when it was at the National Gallery of Art, D.C.). The image opposite the ivitation, which was also used for the cover of the exhibition catalogue, is of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October, 1934. The Met didn’t want to use something from their own collection?

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andrea kirsh, j m w turner, metropolitan museum, philadelphia museum of art

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