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The Met presents 'Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance' exhibit (10 images)

By Wade Sheridan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening a new exhibition featuring Renaissance paintings titled "Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance" in New York City on Monday. The exhibit, which runs through July 7, explores portraits that were concealed or hidden from view.



A portrait made of wood is on display at a press preview for "Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City on April 1, 2024. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The exhibit explores Renaissance portraits that were designed as multisided objects that were concealed. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The portraits were concealed behind a sliding cover, within a box, or by being made in a dual-face format. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Portraits were hidden behind other paintings that were used as protective covers. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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