Below are theater-related images from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among them, a statuette of an actor from Attica, Greece 2,500 years old. Theater masks from first century Rome. A theater robe for an actor in 18th century China. A 19th century poster by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Edwin Booth in a cigarette ad! A series of abstract paintings in 2001 inspired by Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
The Met this week made all of the public-domain images of artwork in their possession — around 375,000 — free for anyone to use
Click on any image to see it enlarged and to read the extensive captions, provided by the museum.