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Roundup: Art and the GOP in Cleveland, memorial ideas for Dallas, pushing for the return of the Elgin Marbles

Cleveland artists prepare themselves for the GOP convention. How to memorialize the Dallas shootings. Layoffs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Plus: Ed Ruscha in San Francisco, pushing for the return of the Elgin Marbles, the deletion of an important artist blog and an exhibition that’s all about...

When Pokémon Go(es) To The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

As a millennial, there are certain things that are expected of me: laziness, crippling student loan debt, being too lazy and debt-ridden to grow tomatoes on my terrace, an affinity for things that remind me of my childhood and therefore help me forget about my crippling debt, etc. Pokémon Go, everyone's new favorite game, falls into that last category. [ more › ]

Met to Cut 100 or More Jobs in Push to Steady Finances

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Just three months after announcing a hiring freeze and voluntary buyouts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to layoffs in core areas.

Two Hellenistic treasures to remain on view at The Met for two more years

last weekArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that two ancient marble sculptures from the famed collection of the Pergamon Museum (Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) will remain on loan to The Met for two years. Show More Summary

desimonewayland: Coronation of the Czar Alexander I, Moscow,...

desimonewayland: Coronation of the Czar Alexander I, Moscow, September 1801 - Artist: Lieutenant-Captain Cheleyev (Russian, active early 19th century), watercolor. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

J.M.W. Turner’s Unloved Late Paintings; or, The Whales

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Some days ago — never mind the count — having not much purpose in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and nothing in its galleries otherwise to interest me, I thought I would wander a little and found myself in the most watery part of the institution.

Exit interview: Sreenivasan on his time at the Met, crowdsourcing his future

The name Sreenath “Sree” Sreenivasan has become practically synonymous with social media. So naturally, when presented with what some might call a “career crisis”--his employer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided last month to let him go in a cost-cutting move--Sreenivasan turned to the medium he knows best. Show More Summary

Must Read: The Met Extends 'Manus x Machina,' Ciara Marries in Cavalli Couture

These are the stories making headlines on Thursday.The Met extends the Costume Institute's "Manus x Machina" exhibitHaving already drawn more than 350,000 visitors since its opening, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to extend the current Costume Institute exhibit by three weeks,... Continue reading

Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Parc Monceau

The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the Download or Enlarge links under the image on their page. This painting, one of several painted in an urban park in the heart of Paris, is one of my favorites from Monet’s period of painting in his signature style — what might […]

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait - ‘Rabbits on a Log’ 1897 by Beth ...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait - ‘Rabbits on a Log’ 1897 by Beth Timken Via Flickr: High Resolution Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait [American wildlife artist 1819 – 1905] Oil on canvas 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.8 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Biography: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Fitzwilliam_Tait

John Luther Adams Writes A Soundtrack For A Stroll Between Met Museums

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Michael Cooper: “It was with some trepidation that I set out last week to try Soundwalk 9:09, a piece the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned from … the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Composed of sounds recorded in the area, the work is intended for people to listen to on their smartphones as they make the eight-block […]

Jonathan Eastman Johnson, Girl and Pets, 1856. Eastman Johnson...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Jonathan Eastman Johnson, Girl and Pets, 1856. Eastman Johnson was an American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, with his name inscribed at its entrance.

Children's book illustrations and prints about childhood on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Printed works for or about children are the focus of the installation Printing a Child's World, which opened May 27 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. More than two dozen works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries?primarily children's...Show More Summary

What I Learned From Bill Cunningham and His Very Unconventional Peacock

Adapted from The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences... and Hysteria by Simon Doonan In 1985, I was hired by Diana Vreeland to design the displays for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit entitled Costumes of Royal India. I spent four sequin-encrusted months zhooshing bejeweled saris onto mannequins. Show More Summary

Henry Siddons Mowbray by hauk sven Via...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Henry Siddons Mowbray by hauk sven Via Flickr: Harem scene, circa 1884-1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Henry Siddons Mowbray (British, 1858-1928)

Found in B-a-n-s-h-e-e’s Live Journal. Eastman Johnson,...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Found in B-a-n-s-h-e-e’s Live Journal. Eastman Johnson, The Girl I Left Behind Me, 1870-75. Eastman Johnson was an American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, with his name inscribed at its entrance.

Frank W. Benson by hauk sven Via...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Frank W. Benson by hauk sven Via Flickr: Portrait of a lady, 1901. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Frank Weston Benson, frequently referred to as Frank W. Benson, was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his Realistic portraits, American Impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings.

Elihu Vedder by hauk sven Via...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Elihu Vedder by hauk sven Via Flickr: Cypress and poppies, circa 1880-90. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Elihu Vedder was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald’s translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

didoofcarthage: Red-figure hydria with the abduction of...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

didoofcarthage: Red-figure hydria with the abduction of Persephone (and detail) Greek, Apulia, c. 340-330 B.C. erracotta Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henry Lerolle by hauk sven Via...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

Henry Lerolle by hauk sven Via Flickr: The organ rehearsal, 1887. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Henry Lerolle was a French painter, art collector and patron, born in Paris. He studied at Académie Suisse and in the studio of Louis Lamothe. His work was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1868, 1885, and 1895.

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