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Artistic Revelations from Ancient Southeast Asia

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

With Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again proves its stature as a world-class museum — not just because of its collections, size, or location,Show More Summary

Good Mourning: Metropolitan Museum Announces Fall Funerary Costume Show

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashi...

Eye Candy for Today: Daubigny’s Landscape with Sunlit Stream

Landscape with Sunlit Stream, Charles-François Daubigny In the Metropolitan Museum of art. Use zoom or download links under image. Ah, summer…..

And Now, A Lyre Made From A Human Skull

7 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Currently in storage, but not on view, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: This terrifically ghastly 19th century musical instrument (technical classification: "Chordophone-Lyre-plucked") made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair. Read more...

Human skull lyre

7 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

19th century, with antelope horn, skin, gut, hair; plucked from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sadly, not on view at present. (via Kelly the Mortal Girl)

Iconic, Euphoric Images of ’60s New York & L.A.

7 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This Friday, “Garry Winogrand” — the first retrospective of the legendary street photographer in 25 years — opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Born in the Bronx in 1928, Winogrand served as a weather forecaster in the military before returning to New York to study painting at Columbia —... More »

Garry Winogrand Retrospective to Open at the Met

This Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opens a retrospective of work by Garry Winogrand, one of the most prolific and least-explored photographers of his generation.

Thomas Del Mar Ltd announces auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Items from the Iconic Institutions of the USA such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago are among the highlights of Thomas Del Mar Ltd?s auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria which will be held at 25 Blythe Road, London W14 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Show More Summary

Museum Innovates

by Matt Buchanan Attendance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art reached a record high of 5.68 million people in its fiscal year 2011; it rose again, significantly, to 6.28 million in 2012. It fell, slightly, in 2013, to 6.2 million. Attendance...Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum launches new interactive web feature One Met. Many Worlds. in 11 languages

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of One Met. Many Worlds., a new interactive feature that is presented in 11 languages on the Museum?s website. One Met. Many Worlds. allows...Show More Summary

Met's Morrison H. Heckscher to become Curator Emeritus; Sylvia L. Yount to head American Wing

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that preeminent American art scholar Morrison H. Heckscher will retire on June 30, following 13 years as Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of The American Wing and a distinguished curatorial career at the Museum that spanned nearly five decades. Show More Summary

One of Vermeer’s first paintings authenticated

Saint Praxedis, an oil painting depicting the 2nd century saint cleaning the blood of a decapitated martyr, was first attributed to Johannes Vermeer in 1969. That year it had gone on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Florentine Baroque Art from American Collections as a work by Felice Ficherelli, aka Il Riposo. It was [...]

It's Not Always About Food: Charles James at the Met Museum

Part of the Accidental Locavore's manifesto for 2014 was a resolution to see more art, and so far I've seen some great shows. Keeping to my plan, I carved out some time last week to see the Charles James show at the Metropolitan Museum. Largely...Show More Summary

It's Not Always About Food: Charles James at the Met Museum

Part of the Accidental Locavore's manifesto for 2014 was a resolution to see more art, and so far I've seen some great shows. Keeping to my plan, I carved out some time last week to see the Charles James show at the Metropolitan Museum. Largely...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Bargue’s Bashi-Bazouk

A Bashi-Bazouk, Charles Bargue In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like his contemporary and collaborator in the well known drawing course that bears hin name, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Bargue’s paintings were often of Orientalist subjects. A Bashi-Bazouk was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman Army. Bargue has here rendered the objects with which he is surrounded […]

DS+R Scanning Beyond Fashion at the Met

Charles James: Beyond Fashion is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 10, 2014. Special events will take place at the exhibit 6/12, 6/22, 7/18, and 7/26. Before architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe defined high-rise...Show More Summary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Python bell-krater acquired in 1989 matches object documented in confiscated Medici archive, according to forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis: "The evidence suggests that the vase has most likely been unlawfully r

8 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Medici polaroid of Python's bell-krater by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor The Classic Greek mixing-bowl attributed to the artist Python (active ca. 350 – 325 BC) of Poseidonia (Paestan) on display in Gallery 161 of theShow More Summary

Arts And Tech Non-Profit Gray Area Is A Symbol For A Changing City

8 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

All great art institutions were once startups too. I was wandering around the U.S.’s largest art museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the other week (on one of those #museumhack walks) when I learned that the institution’sShow More Summary

The Secret Victorian Language of Flowers

8 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an exhibition on the Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century last week, with 30 pieces showing wistful figures in draped clothing often surrounded with flowers. But while the floral touches might seem like colorful accents to us, to Victorians there was a language in the flowers.

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