For museum-goers accustomed to seeing familiar paintings in familiar places at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, things are about to get confusing.
Giotto’s “The Adoration of the Magi” will move to a larger gallery on the second floor that had housed works from the Netherlands and France. It will be joined by Italian paintings from five other galleries.
Rembrandt’s “Aristotle With a Bust of Homer” will take up temporary residence near canvases by Flemish painters like Anthony van Dyck.
Vermeer’s “Young Woman With a Water Pitcher” will room with the Rembrandt for a while before it is sent downstairs — to a gallery with other Dutch paintings of women performing domestic chores. And a Goya will find a new home on the second floor, in what had been a realm of Dutch genre painters like Frans Hals.
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