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"Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche"
2000-11-25 until 2001-01-07
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
The Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a long-established
yuletide tradition in New York, is on view for the
holiday season through January 7, 2001. The brightly
lit, twenty-foot blue spruce—with a collection of
18th-century Neapolitan angels and cherubs among
its boughs and groups of realistic crèche figures
flanking the Nativity scene at its base—once again
delights holiday visitors in the Museum's Medieval
Set in front of the 18th-century
Spanish choir screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid,
with recorded Christmas music in the background, the
installation reflects the spirit of the holiday season.
There is a spectacular lighting ceremony every Friday
and Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m., beginning Friday,
Detail of the display: the Nativity scene with angels
Gift of Loretta Hines Howard, 1964.