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Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance


October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Upper East Side

Free with museum admission

Explore the timeless question, how much is a piece of art worth, with sixty-two masterpieces of sixteenth-century northern European art and pricing data from sixteenth-century documents, including how many cows a work would cost. What did a tapestry cost in the sixteenth century? Goldsmith work? Stained glass? How did variables like raw materials, work hours, levels of expertise and artistry, geography, and rarity, affect this? Who assigned these values? Fun for kids interested in money and history.