“Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs”
December 4, 2017 - March 18, 2018
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028



Adolf de Meyer’s photographs, shot in fin-de-siècle Europe, still glow with sumptuous elegance and sensuality. More than 40 of his images, including his inventive work in fashion and dance photography, color experiments, and portraits of personalities such as Josephine Baker and Count Étienne de Beaumont, form the core of his first-ever show at the Met.

Adolf de Meyer, “Rita de Acosta Lydig” (ca. 1917).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mercedes de Acosta, 1952 (68.615)

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