Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, On View through Sunday, September 20

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On View through Sunday, September 20

Described as “riveting,” “moving,” and “not to be missed” by critics, the first major exhibition in more than 25 years of works by George Caleb Bingham—best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers—will close at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 20. Featuring 16 of his iconic river paintings, brought together for the first time, the presentation also includes more than 40 of his masterful preparatory drawings depicting fur traders and boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers. A highlight of the exhibition is the Metropolitan Museum’s own Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.
Autumn is coming. Don’t miss this last chance to enjoy the summer of American art at the Met.
See the exhibition page for more information, including sponsorship credits.

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September 10, 2015
Image: George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879). Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933.

Main Building
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Cloisters museum and gardens
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Both locations will be closed January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25, and the main building will also be closed the first Monday in May.

Recommended Admission
(Admission at the main building includes same-week admission to The Cloisters)
Adults $25.00, seniors (65 and over) $17.00, students $12.00
Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult free
Express admission may be purchased in advance at
For More Information (212) 535 – 7710;
No extra charge for any exhibition.


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