“Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)”

Jeff Koons met Donatello in this Met Breuer show exploring 800 years of Western figurative sculpture. Equal parts thematic omnibus and compendium of oddities, “Like Life” eschewed chronological treatment in favor of felicitous juxtapositions of works across the centuries. With pieces like a recreated 18th-century animated waxwork figure of Sleeping Beauty—complete with an chest rhythmically heaving up and down—the exhibit took viewers on a long, strange trip through the uncanny valley.
Where: Met Museum


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