“Buoyed by strong international tourism, a spate of well-attended shows and a seven-day-a-week schedule, the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew 6.3 million visitors in the last year, the most since it began tracking these statistics more than 40 years ago.”
Madonna and Child with Saints, Girolamo dai Libri Tempera and oil on canvas; 16th century, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download icons under the image. To my mind, this could be titled “Madonna and Child with Laurel Tree“, so striking is the tree’s presence, painstakingly detailed and dominating the composition. […]
On a recent weekday afternoon, Upper West Sider Christopher Koh drove some friends to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Van Gogh irises. They then got back in his Hyundai for a ride to Xi'an... To view the full story, click the title link.
The stickiest, swampiest, most sweltering of New York summer evenings didn't stop fashion's elite from heading up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday to take in Vogue's Discussion on Costume in Film with Nicole Kidman and Hamish Bowles. In support of the Anna Wintour and Wendi... Continue reading
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world's oldest known cello. Known as the Amati 'King' cello, the 16th-century instrument is on loan from the National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota.Andrea Amati constructed the instrument in Cremona, Italy. Show More Summary
Old woman, looking at 19th Century European painting of a woman: She looks like someone I know…Old man: Linda Ronstadt.Old woman: Yes.–Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world's oldest known cello.
This summer's rooftop installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art digs into the primordial history of Manhattan.
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Portrait of the Boy Eutyches, unknown artist In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use zoom or download arrows under the image for high-res version. This two thousand year old painting on wood panel, in the hot wax process of encaustic, highlights the characteristics of that medium to not yellow or change chemically with age. The […]
un-monde-de-papier: Palmiers à Bordighera, Claude Monet, 1884. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)
un-monde-de-papier: La sieste, Paul Gauguin, vers 1892-1894. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)
un-monde-de-papier: Trois Tahitiennes, Paul Gauguin, 1896. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)
In 2002, the pedestal at the Metropolitan Art Museum holding Tullio Lombardo's marble statue Adam collapsed beneath it, causing the masterpiece to fall and shatter into dozens of pieces. Today, you can interact with an avatar clone of him through a groundbreaking choose-your-own-adventure style digital exhibit. Show More Summary
Headed to The Met soon? For Android folk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art released its official application, bringing us up to speed with the good people over on iOS. In the app, users can see what’s taking place at The Met, including...Show More Summary
The New Britain Museum of American Art announces the new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The brainchild of Trustee and...Show More Summary
Miley Cyrus arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Miley Cyrus has always been an intriguing artist and celebrity. From her days as a child star portraying Hannah Montana, her [...]
“Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” is a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October 4, 2015. Over 100 of Sargent’s oils, watercolors and drawings, on loan and from the museum’s own superb collection. My God, what more do you want me to say? Just go if you possibly can.
Knight, Death and the Devil, Albrecht Dürer Engraving, roughly 10×8? (24x19cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use download arrow or zoom icon under the image. Wow.
Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.