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Public Parks, Private Gardens - Paris to Provence | On View At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As temperatures rise, New Yorkers are shedding their winter coats and escaping to Central Park. The green pastures, filled with summertime picnics and leisurely lawn games, resemble paintings from the Impressionist period. Celebrate the rich culture of public parks and private gardens in this masterly curated exhibition of paintings, photographs, drawing, prints, and illustrations from The Met collection. Public Parks, Private Gardens - Paris to Provence, features French artists such as Camille Corot and Henri Matisse, illustrating the importance of horticultural developments and exotic botanicals that shaped our understanding of modern public green spaces. New York's Central Park was designed in the same spirit of Parisian parks of that time. Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? The increase of plants and flowers introduced into large cities influenced the development of artistic eras, such as Naturalism, Art Nouveau, and Impressionism. After viewing the exhibition, stroll through Central Park and experience firsthand the calming meditative effects of lush greenery and open spaces. You'll thank us later. 

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