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Nov 15, 2012 – Feb 18, 2013




The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St


Directions: Main Building: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk to Fifth Avenue; OR take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue. The Cloisters: Take the A train to 190th Street and walk, or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop.


Free with museum admission

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art says…

At the time of his death from appendicitis at the age of 42, George Bellows (1882–1925), was regarded as one of America’s greatest artists. His early fame rested on his powerful depictions of boxing matches and gritty scenes of New York City’s tenement life, but he also painted cityscapes, seascapes, war scenes, and portraits, and made illustrations and lithographs that addressed many of the social, political, and cultural issues of the day. Comprising some 140 works from his extensive oeuvre, this landmark exhibition is the first retrospective of Bellows’s career since 1992 and it invites the viewer to experience the dynamic and challenging decades of the early 20th century through the eyes of a brilliant observer. Bellows had close ties to the Met Museum. He was inspired by paintings in its collection, to which one of his own was added in 1911—when he was only 29 years old. His first retrospective was the Met's 1925 memorial exhibition.