Oberlin CollectionThe Metropolitan Museum of Art will be displaying 19 paintings and one sculpture from the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in a rare exhibit that includes the great Ter Brugghen painting “Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene.”The painting is one of the most important North Baroque painting in the U.S. The exhibit will also include the Cézanne’s Viaduct at l’Estaque, Kirchner’s Self-Portrait as a Soldier, and a striking Kirchner sculpture.

The works are only available because Allen Memorial is closed through 2010 for renovations.

The paintings will be placed in various galleries in the Metropolitan Museum’s European Paintings Galleries, 19th–century and early 20th–Century European Paintings and Sculpture Galleries, and Modern and Contemporary Galleries, alongside corresponding works.

The exhibition is organized at the Metropolitan Museum by Maryan Ainsworth, Curator in the Department of European Paintings, and an Oberlin College alumnus.

A special brochure about the works with maps of where to find them in the Metropolitan Museum’s galleries will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Following the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, a collection of works from the Allen Memorial Art Museum will be on view at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. for several months.

The exhibition and its related programs will be featured on the Museum’s website at www.metmuseum.org. The works go on display March 16 through August 29, 2010