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Eye Candy for Today: Colin Campbell Cooper’s Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, Colin Campbell Cooper In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Use the “Download” or “Enlarge” links under the image on their site. “Painterly” may be too mild a word for the wonderful assortment of scrapings, scumbling, smearing and loaded brush dabbing and scrubbing that make this smoky 1909 cityscape […]

De Blasio, in ‘Cultural Plan,’ Proposes Linking Arts Money to Diversity

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other major institutions escape city budget cuts, while smaller arts groups outside Manhattan may receive new resources.

First international exhibition by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's BVB Collections a success in Japan

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The first major international exhibition based on the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Bruegel?s ?The Tower of Babel? and Great 16th Century Masters, closed its doors on 2 July at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum with a total of 379.527 visitors. Show More Summary

Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have a full inbox. Here, 20 well-known Met watchers offer their own bold ideas and expectations.

Thomas Le Clear: American, 1818–1882 Interior with Portraits,...

Thomas Le Clear: American, 1818–1882 Interior with Portraits, 1865. by Michael Donovan Via Flickr: From the catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhbition "American Stories": “By about 1865 American artists were beginning to understand the implications of photography for the art of painting. Show More Summary

Met Museum To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of 'From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'

It's been a long time since I last read From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, but every time I go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I still look for the bed siblings Claudia and Jamie Kincaid slept in during their brief, fictional residence at the world's best museum. Show More Summary

Met Museum welcomes 7 million visitors; Highest fiscal year attendance in The Met's recorded history

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it welcomed 7 million visitors across its three locations?The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer?in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY17). The increase in...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Christian Schussele illustration of sea life

Ocean Life, Christian Schussele Watercolor and gouache, roughly 19 x 28 inches (48 x 70 cm), in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This illustration was painted by 19th century painter Schussele for inclusion in a scientific pamphlet, and likely under the guidance of the pamphlet’s author, James M. Sommerville, an amateur naturalist. […]

Eye Candy for Today: Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) ink painting

Bamboo in Wind and Rain, Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) Hanging scroll, ink on paper, roughly 88 x 30 inches (223 x 76 cm). In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Shitao, who was active in what Europeans would call the 17th century, was known for his paintings of bamboo, and his style was […]

Telling Each Other Secrets in Pictures

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned 12 artists, paired together, to communicate using visuals for five months. Two paired artists discuss their experiences in this 360 video.

Michael Kors highlights 36-Year fashion career during Met talk

Michael Kors and Alina Cho were interrupted by animal rights activists early on in their discussion Wednesday night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but neither was about to let the protesters ruin the night. One minute the designer was talking about giving his likeness “a cute backside” in a...

Eye Candy for Today: Julian Alden Weir’s The Factory Village

The Factory Village, Julian Alden Weir In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Download” or “Enlarge” links under the image on their site. In this late 19th century scene — that makes factory life seem almost idyllic — I love Weir’s textural applicaiton of paint and the way he uses it […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces new membership program

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a new Membership program today, with streamlined categories, expanded core benefits, and newly created events and offerings. The new program provides more of the most popular Member benefits?guest passes and exclusive exhibition viewings?and simplifies joining options for new Members. Show More Summary

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

On Tuesday evening, a group of students ? pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ? converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not gathering for some sort of field...Show More Summary

Daniel H. Weiss appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Met; Museum begins search for Director

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art has appointed Daniel H. Weiss President and Chief Executive Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At a special meeting of its Board, the Trustees voted unanimously that Mr....Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum Changes Its Leadership Structure, Subordinating Artistic Leadership To Fiscal Direction

"In a striking leadership reorganization, the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday announced that Daniel H. Weiss, its president and chief operating officer, will lead and run the museum, filling the new, higher-ranking role of president and chief executive. And in a sign that fiscal responsibility now trumps artistic control, the museum’s next director, who […]

From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors, a Blockbuster Display of China’s Ancient Treasures

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Age of Empires features over 160 archaeological finds, mostly from shrines and royal tombs from the Qin and Han Dynasties. The post From a Jade Burial Suit to Terracotta Warriors, a Blockbuster Display of China’s Ancient Treasures appeared first on Hyperallergic.

For The Sake Of The Planet, Arts Groups Should Stop Accepting Money From The Koch Brothers, Argues Philip Kennicott

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Yes, Charles and David Koch "have given hundreds of millions of dollars to institutions such as Lincoln Center and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art," but they've also "used their fortune to sow doubt about climate science and undermine the nation's faith in basic science.... They have undermined a critical set of our most […]

met-greekroman-art: Limestone statue of a young man via Greek...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

met-greekroman-art: Limestone statue of a young man via Greek and Roman Art Medium: Limestone The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/242018

The Outlandish and Beautiful Juxtapositions of Rei Kawakubo

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute dedicates its second solo show of a living designer to Rei Kawakubo, who started her daring clothing label Comme des Garçons in 1973. The post The Outlandish and Beautiful Juxtapositions of Rei Kawakubo appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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