jean-baptiste-carpeaux.jpgFirst Major Exhibition in Almost 40 Years Devoted to Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux Highlights His Genius for Depicting Flesh and Blood in Stone New York, N.Y. - The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, a major retrospective that explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852-1871), is on view at the Metropolitan Museum now through May 26. The first full-scale exhibition in 39 years devoted to Carpeaux (1827-1875), it features about 150 works including sculptures, paintings, and drawings, which are organized around the major projects that the artist undertook during his brief and stormy career. Major international loans that have never before traveled to the United States, or have not been here for decades, come from the Musée d'Orsay; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes (Carpeaux's birthplace); the Louvre, Petit Palais, and other French institutions; and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. Important loans also come from the Getty in Los Angeles and from private collections.  Visit the Press Room of the Museum's website to read the press release and register to access press images.  The Communications Department The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, NY, NY Tel 212-570-3951 # # # Visitor Information