Annual Angel Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nov 07, 2018 659

The Met will continue a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of both New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The magnificently lit, twenty-foot blue spruce will loom over a vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene, enshrined in an abundant array of lifelike figures with silk-robed angels hovering above.

The scene describes in detail the Mediterranean harbor town's multicultural society. The installation will be set in front of the eighteenth-century Spanish choir screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid in the Museum's Medieval Sculpture Hall. Recorded Christmas music will add to the enjoyment of the holiday display. 

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