The United States, home to a rich collection of works by El Greco, is paying homage to the Spanish artist with major exhibitions in Washington and New York. From November 2, the National Gallery of Art in the US capital spotlights its...Show More Summary
A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute examines the fashion etiquette of Victorian- and Edwardian-era grief After Oscar de la Renta's death last week, his legion fans among New York society paid tribute to the designer by donning his brightly-hued gowns for parties and charity galas. Show More Summary
Before I left the house to go to the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which explores The Costume Institute's extensive collection of grieving garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, I thought about asking my father what I should wear. Show More Summary
Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the zoom or download icons under the image. Though I’m not quite as taken with her work as I am with the paintings of her contemporary, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, I do admire Labille-Guiard’s skill with paint, and with chalk drawing. At […]
Some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection, opening October 28. Show More Summary
THE 81 drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures by Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are reportedly worth a billion dollars. This fact by itself may draw crowds to “Cubism: The Leonard A. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, I'll be doing a small group master class in San Francisco for tech startups. I'll also be part of a fascinating series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on December 1. If...
The ?Treasure of Harageh?, a collection of 4,000 year old artifacts discovered in an Egyptian tomb in 1914 has been sold by Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York for an undisclosed sum on behalf of the St Louis Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Show More Summary
When Diana Vreeland was running what is now the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the ’70s, she never doubted that people would line up to see clothing. “The public wants what it can’t get,” she explained. But could she have imagined the lines snaking... More »
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has stepped in to save an ancient Egyptian collection of artifacts from dispersal into the auction void. The Treasure of Harageh, a group of Twelfth Dynasty jewelry and travertine vessels excavated in 1913-14 from Tomb 124 at Harageh near the city of Faiyum in Middle Egypt, was supposed to go [...]
Art world condemned the planned auction of the 4,000-year-old Treasure of Harageh collection housed in St. Louis
Metropolitan Diary: A woman described the nervousness she and her companion felt wandering through the Museum of Modern Art and wondering what would happen.
A scene from outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a cloudy Wednesday in New York.
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will be on display next year at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I'm sure this will delight many fans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The Art of the Chinese Album, the outrageously beautiful exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, chronicles nearly 800 years of variations on a hybrid theme: painting and the book, fused into cinematically sequenced images, a meditative synthesis that speaks to our cultural disarray with startling immediacy.
YouTube Link This beautiful game table from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was designed and built by acclaimed German cabinetmaker David Roentgen. Once owned by a wealthy European family, the table features separate...Show More Summary
Studies of Two Pollard Willows, Abraham Bloemaert Pen and brown ink with watercolor. Roughly 8×12 inches (20x30cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Simple, direct and beautifully economical observation from nature. Not a superfluous line.
Recently, I had a "moment" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. My husband and I were visiting New York from Colorado without our young kids: a rare trip designed to be all about spontaneity, like before we had children. We hadn't necessarily planned to visit museums, or anything, really. Show More Summary
Remarks of John Kerry Secretary of State at 'threats to cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria' Event at the opening of the exhibition “Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 22, 2014. Show More Summary
Why settle for an ordinary vacation home when you can have a “baroque event”? Frieze recently visited artist Pablo Bronstein—who you may recall from the mythical architectural history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that he conjured...Show More Summary