The Dahesh Museum of Art

Chartered in 1987, the Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by Europe's academically-trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Museum's core collection originated with Dr. Dahesh (tr. "Inspiring Wonder"), the pen name of the late Salim Moussa Achi (1909–1984), an influential Lebanese writer, philosopher, and connoisseur, in whose honor the Museum is named. The Dahesh Museum of Art continues to organize exhibitions and loan major artworks to other museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Museum will be moving soon to its newly acquired home once its renovation has been completed. For now, the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop functions as a brick and mortar site for public programs and information about Museum activities. It is also one of the finest museum gift shops in New York City. Please note: There are no art exhibitions on view at this location

Happy 4th of July Everyone! To celebrate this special occasion, we salute some of our favorite American painters, such a...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July Everyone! To celebrate this special occasion, we salute some of our favorite American painters, such as the Orientalist Frederic Arthur Bridgman as well as Eugene Benson, an artist recently added to our collection!

Pictured: “Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae” (1896) by Frederic Arthur Bridgman, and Study for “The Strayed Maskers” (ca. 1871) by Eugene Benson

“The Nymphs at the Tomb of Adonis” (ca. 1864) by French painter, Ernest-Augustin Gendron was acquired by Dr. Dahesh,...
06/26/2019

“The Nymphs at the Tomb of Adonis” (ca. 1864) by French painter, Ernest-Augustin Gendron was acquired by Dr. Dahesh, in whose honor the Museum is named.

Happy Birthday Charles-Théodore Frère, born on this day in 1814.  Among the earliest wave of devoted French Orientalis...
06/21/2019

Happy Birthday Charles-Théodore Frère, born on this day in 1814. Among the earliest wave of devoted French Orientalist painters, Frère first visited Algeria in 1837, and for the next three decades made numerous trips to Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt where he established a studio.

Pictured Charles-Théodore Frère’s “Along the Nile at Giza.”

Today we celebrate Father’s Day with Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse’s painting “The Sculptor’s Studio” (ca. 187...
06/18/2019

Today we celebrate Father’s Day with Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse’s painting “The Sculptor’s Studio” (ca. 1870) depicting his father Albert-Ernst in his atelier.

Happy World Oceans Day! Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on its importance and ways to protect it. Pictured: Cha...
06/08/2019

Happy World Oceans Day! Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on its importance and ways to protect it.

Pictured: Charles-Théodore Frère’s “The Banks of the Nile, Cairo.”

Happy birthday to Dr. Dahesh, born on this day in 1909! To celebrate, the Museum Gift Shop will offer a 20% discount on ...
06/01/2019

Happy birthday to Dr. Dahesh, born on this day in 1909!

To celebrate, the Museum Gift Shop will offer a 20% discount on select items from June 1 through June 8. The Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm (but open for the occasion Sunday June 2 and Monday June 3, 10 am-5pm). For directions, visit our website: https://www.daheshmuseum.org

Every purchase supports the Museum’s collection, conservation, and programs.

Pictured: Marie Hadad’s “Portrait of Dr. Dahesh”

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend! Pictured: Charles Daniel Ward’s “The Progress of Spring,” ...
05/31/2019

Wishing you all a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Pictured: Charles Daniel Ward’s “The Progress of Spring,” 1905

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Ulmann born on this day in 1829! Pictured here is the preparatory sketch for “Sulla in the ...
05/24/2019

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Ulmann born on this day in 1829! Pictured here is the preparatory sketch for “Sulla in the House of Marius” (Musée de Grenoble), an enormous canvas that illustrates a passage from the “Lives” by Plutarch (ca. 45–125 AD)

Happy Birthday to Charles Arthur Bourgeois born on this day in 1838!  Bourgeois found fame with his “Snake Charmer,”...
05/19/2019

Happy Birthday to Charles Arthur Bourgeois born on this day in 1838! Bourgeois found fame with his “Snake Charmer,” which he modeled in 1863, and the following year executed a life size bronze for Emperor Napoleon III. Many reductions were made of it, like the one in the Dahesh collection.

Happy International Museum Day!  Pictured: Chevaillier’s “Room I at the Luxembourg”
05/18/2019

Happy International Museum Day!

Pictured: Chevaillier’s “Room I at the Luxembourg”

05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day from the Dahesh!

Pictured: Robert Louis Raymond Duflos, “Green Vase with White and Red Carnations”

Happy Birthday Jean-Léon Gérôme born on this day in 1824! One of the most famous painters and important innovators of...
05/11/2019

Happy Birthday Jean-Léon Gérôme born on this day in 1824! One of the most famous painters and important innovators of his day, Gérôme’s “Michelangelo being Shown the Belvedere Torso” (1849) typifies his innovative approach of creating an interplay between antiquity, the Renaissance, and his passion for sculpture.

Today we celebrate Bird Day with Jules René Hervé’s charming painting “Geese.”
05/04/2019

Today we celebrate Bird Day with Jules René Hervé’s charming painting “Geese.”

Happy birthday to Jules Breton, born on this day in 1827! Best known for his sentimental scenes of rural life, in the 18...
05/01/2019

Happy birthday to Jules Breton, born on this day in 1827! Best known for his sentimental scenes of rural life, in the 1880s, Breton produced a group of works that focused on the effects of light, particularly in the Artois region in northern France, such as his study for “The Tea Break” (1885).

Happy International Dance Day!  One of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s widely reproduced sculptures is the Tanagra-inspired “H...
04/29/2019

Happy International Dance Day! One of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s widely reproduced sculptures is the Tanagra-inspired “Hoop Dancer,” included in his celebrated work “Working in Marble or the Artist Sculpting Tanagra.”

Happy birthday William Shakespeare, thought to be born today in 1564! His plays presented Victorian artists with a wealt...
04/23/2019

Happy birthday William Shakespeare, thought to be born today in 1564! His plays presented Victorian artists with a wealth of subjects and vibrant characters, like those we see in Sir John Gilbert’s “The Plays of William Shakespeare.”

04/18/2019

Happy International Day For Monuments and Sites! Take some time to reflect on the conservation of “Rural Landscapes,” this year’s theme.

Pictured: Sidney Richard Williams Percy’s “Little Langdale, Westmoreland,” 1870

Celebrate World Art Day today by visiting our online collection! www.daheshmuseum.org/collection/   Pictured: Wilhelm Ga...
04/15/2019

Celebrate World Art Day today by visiting our online collection! www.daheshmuseum.org/collection/

Pictured: Wilhelm Gause, “At the Vienna International Art Exhibition of 1882,” 1882

Enjoy these portraits of the couple before and after their engagement by Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, currently on view...
04/10/2019

Enjoy these portraits of the couple before and after their engagement by Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, currently on view at the Dahesh Museum Gift Shop.

Pictured: Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau, “Before The Engagement” and “After the Engagement.”

Happy birthday to John William Waterhouse, born on this day in 1849! During his later years, the Pre-Raphaelite Waterhou...
04/06/2019

Happy birthday to John William Waterhouse, born on this day in 1849! During his later years, the Pre-Raphaelite Waterhouse was captivated by the passionate narratives of the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, as we see in his study for “Dante and Matilda.”

Happy Birthday Alphonse-Étiénne Dinet born on this day in 1861! Dinet was best known for his paintings that vividly re...
03/28/2019

Happy Birthday Alphonse-Étiénne Dinet born on this day in 1861! Dinet was best known for his paintings that vividly recount the traditions and customs of the people in Algeria, a country he made his home.

Pictured: Alphonse-Étiénne Dinet, "Young Girl with a Veil," 1901

Please join us today for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sp...
03/24/2019
2019 AHNCA/Dahesh Graduate Student Symposium

Please join us today for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art!
The symposium runs from 10.00 am to 5 pm, and takes place at our gift shop, located at 145 Sixth Avenue.

http://www.daheshmuseum.org/2019-ahncadahesh-graduate-student-symposium/#.XFVayS2B2os

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art Location: Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York City

To all the poets and poetry lovers, happy World Poetry Day! Here at the Dahesh we’re celebrating the splendid inspirat...
03/21/2019

To all the poets and poetry lovers, happy World Poetry Day! Here at the Dahesh we’re celebrating the splendid inspiration poetry has given artists, such as Jean-Jacques Pradier’s statue displaying the famous Greek poet Sappho with a scroll of verses from her “Ode to Venus.”

Pictured: Jean-Jacques (called James) Pradier, "Standing Sappho," modeled 1848, cast ca. 1851

Celebrate International Day of Happiness and spread the feeling!  Pictured: Frederick Richard Pickersgill, “The Dance ...
03/20/2019

Celebrate International Day of Happiness and spread the feeling!

Pictured: Frederick Richard Pickersgill, “The Dance to Colin’s Melody,” 1850

Please join us next Sunday for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art,...
03/17/2019
2019 AHNCA/Dahesh Graduate Student Symposium

Please join us next Sunday for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art!
The symposium will begin at 10.00 am, and takes place at our gift shop, located at 145 Sixth Avenue.

http://www.daheshmuseum.org/2019-ahncadahesh-graduate-student-symposium/#.XFVayS2B2os

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art Location: Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York City

This International Women’s Day, celebrate women artists who dared to pull down the barriers holding them back througho...
03/08/2019

This International Women’s Day, celebrate women artists who dared to pull down the barriers holding them back throughout the 19th century, like Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau. She crossed the Atlantic, arriving in Paris in 1864, where she persevered and forged a successful professional career as a painter.

Pictured: Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, "Ploughing in the Nivernais" (also called "The First Dressing"), 1868

Happy Mardi Gras to all of you celebrating! Still need a costume for today’s festivities? Take some inspiration from W...
03/05/2019

Happy Mardi Gras to all of you celebrating! Still need a costume for today’s festivities? Take some inspiration from William Maw Egley’s “Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn”!

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with this year’s theme “Life below water: for people and planet."Pictured: Jules Cesar ...
03/03/2019

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with this year’s theme “Life below water: for people and planet."

Pictured: Jules Cesar Savigny, “Annelids,” from the “Description de l’Égypte,” Histoire Naturelle, Zoologie, Animaux invertébrés, Vol. II, pl. 3

Jean-Léon Gérôme portrayed Rachel Felix, one of the most famous French actresses of the 19th century, born on this da...
02/28/2019

Jean-Léon Gérôme portrayed Rachel Felix, one of the most famous French actresses of the 19th century, born on this day in 1820!

Pictured: Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Study for “Rachel”

02/26/2019

Happy Birthday Victor Hugo born on this day in 1802! Aimé-Jules Dalou, who admired Hugo, executed “The Punishments,” so that an etching after it might be included as a frontispiece to a national edition of the writer’s works.

Pictured: Aimé-Jules Dalou’s “The Punishments”

Save the Date! The Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art will be held at ...
02/20/2019
2019 AHNCA/Dahesh Graduate Student Symposium

Save the Date! The Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art will be held at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop, on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Artwork: Jean-François Raffaëlli, "Artist Painting," ca. 1879

http://www.daheshmuseum.org/2019-ahncadahesh-graduate-student-symposium/#.XFVayS2B2os

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art Location: Dahesh Museum of Art, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York City

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! Pictured: Detail of Alexandre Cabanel’s and Adolphe Jourdan’s “Birth o...
02/14/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pictured: Detail of Alexandre Cabanel’s and Adolphe Jourdan’s “Birth of Venus”

The influential art critic, Theophile Gautier, wrote that Théodore Frère’s paintings exude the Orient’s colors and...
02/09/2019

The influential art critic, Theophile Gautier, wrote that Théodore Frère’s paintings exude the Orient’s colors and textures of “gold, silver and azure, making those who visited the area so nostalgic ”

Pictured: Théodore Frère’s “Along the Nile at Giza”

Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the start of the year of the Pig, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. P...
02/05/2019

Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the start of the year of the Pig, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Pictured: James Ward, R.A. “The Farmyard”

Happy birthday to Hubert Sattler, born on this day in 1817! Sattler first trained with his father before attending the A...
01/21/2019

Happy birthday to Hubert Sattler, born on this day in 1817! Sattler first trained with his father before attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He was best known for his panoramic views of cities and landscapes, and he painted his way across the Near East, South America, and Europe. In his “View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives,” Sattler employs devices typical of panoramic views, dividing a dark foreground from a bright background and setting figures in the foreground to give a sense of scale.

On this day in 1995, the Dahesh Museum opened its doors to the public with the exhibition  “When Art Was Popular: The ...
01/20/2019

On this day in 1995, the Dahesh Museum opened its doors to the public with the exhibition “When Art Was Popular: The Salon and the Royal Academy in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries.” We look forward to welcoming you all back when we reopen later this year!

Pictured: François-Pierre-Bernard Barry’s “The Caravan, Egypt”, 1863

Happy National Hat Day! From beautiful bonnets to fantastic fezzes, our collection of paintings shows an amazing range o...
01/15/2019

Happy National Hat Day! From beautiful bonnets to fantastic fezzes, our collection of paintings shows an amazing range of hats popular in the 19th century. Take a look at some of the painted hats in our collection and tell us which one you like most.
• “Day Dreams,” Charles Amable Lenoir
• “Portrait of Leconte de Floris in an Egyptian Army Uniform,” 1840, Benouville
• “The Earnest Pupil in the Rubens Room, Louvre, Paris,” 1902, Louis Béroud
• “Trompe l’oeil of a Painter,” Louis Abel-Truchet
• “Judith,” 1875, Lecomte du Nouÿ

Happy Birthday to Gustave Doré born on this day in 1832 in Strasbourg! One of the most prolific artists of the 19th cen...
01/06/2019

Happy Birthday to Gustave Doré born on this day in 1832 in Strasbourg! One of the most prolific artists of the 19th century, Doré’s monumentally scaled, theatrical, and dramatic works were the late 19th-century equivalent of cinematic blockbusters, as we see in “Moses before Pharaoh.”

Happy New Year! How are you celebrating?Pictured: “In the Harem” by Juan Giménez-Martín
12/31/2018

Happy New Year! How are you celebrating?

Pictured: “In the Harem” by Juan Giménez-Martín

Happy birthday to Louis Abel-Truchet, born this day in 1857! This trompe l’oeil (literally “fool the eye”) of a mu...
12/29/2018

Happy birthday to Louis Abel-Truchet, born this day in 1857! This trompe l’oeil (literally “fool the eye”) of a mustachioed painter holding his palette and a paintbrush might be a self-portrait of the artist, who sported similar facial hair and a trilby hat.

Happy Winter Solstice! Pictured: “Snow Scene” (ca. 1917–18), Peder Mork Mønsted
12/21/2018

Happy Winter Solstice!

Pictured: “Snow Scene” (ca. 1917–18), Peder Mork Mønsted

Happy birthday to Jeanne Thil, born on this day in 1887! To learn more about Thil and her adventurous life, check out ou...
12/18/2018
Women Artists Who Dared II: Jeanne Thil (French, 1887–1968) and Marie Hadad (Lebanese, 1889–1973)

Happy birthday to Jeanne Thil, born on this day in 1887! To learn more about Thil and her adventurous life, check out our spotlight essay “Women Artists Who Dared II” : http://www.daheshmuseum.org/spotlight-on-may-june-2017-2/#.WwbJezQvzcs

By the end of the 19th century many of the restrictions on women’s involvement in the arts had been overcome, but despite these advancements most women could still not travel with the ease enjoyed by men. In the course of the 20th century, however, artists such as the French painter Jeanne Thil br...

Happy birthday to Leopold Carl Müller, born on this day in 1834! Best known for his color and light effects, Müller en...
12/09/2018

Happy birthday to Leopold Carl Müller, born on this day in 1834! Best known for his color and light effects, Müller enjoyed a successful career as an Orientalist painter and instructor at the Vienna Academy. He visited Egypt nine times between 1873 and 1886, where he captured the country’s everyday life and its people, including this work, “An Egyptian Girl.”

Happy birthday to Frederick Arthur Bridgman, born this day in 1847! While Bridgman specialized in scenes from daily life...
11/10/2018

Happy birthday to Frederick Arthur Bridgman, born this day in 1847! While Bridgman specialized in scenes from daily life in North Africa—especially its women—his painting “Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae” (1896) is one of several imaginary historical scenes set in ancient Egypt.

Happy birthday to Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, born this day in 1827! In 1856 Cordier was awarded a commission from the...
11/01/2018

Happy birthday to Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, born this day in 1827! In 1856 Cordier was awarded a commission from the French government to visit Algeria with the purpose of studying and reproducing in sculpture “the different indigenous types of the human race.” Upon his return he exhibited ten busts at the Paris Salon of 1857, including a silvered bronze and onyx version of “A Sudanese in Algerian Costume” purchased by Emperor Napoléon III (Musée d’Orsay, Paris).

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145 6th Ave
New York, NY
10013

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There are no art exhibitions on view at this location. Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. The Dahesh Museum of Art has not authorized any person (individual or organization) to raise money on the museum's behalf through Facebook or any other social media platforms. For information about donating, please email us at [email protected] .

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(212) 759-0606

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