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$946 million in spending in New York generated by visitors to three exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Three exhibitions presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in summer 2015?China: Through the Looking Glass, The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe, and Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends?generated an estimated $946 million in spending in New York, according to a visitor survey released by the Museum today. Show More Summary

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Gatekeepers Be Damned

2 days agoArts : Art Fag City

During this hallmark week in which we celebrate our love for our partners, what romance is the art world serving up? Nothing we've listed, save for an anti-gentrification protest at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this Valentine's Day. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Isaby crayon portrait

Lady of the Court of Napoléon I, Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Isabey In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, roughly 10×7 in (25×18 cm). Though graphite pencils largely took the place of chalk and crayon in the late 19th century, this beautiful portrait drawing — done at the turn of the 19th century and attributed to court […]

Matthias Buchinger’s Micrography at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is featuring a small exhibit about a small eighteenth-century celebrity, Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739). Buchinger was from the German margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach. He was only twenty-nine inches tall. Show More Summary

Teaching an old Met contemporary tricks: Museum director Thomas Campbell on launching Met Breuer

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art may be almost a century and a half old, but that doesn't mean that one of the oldest art institutions in the United States isn't intent on evolving. In mid-March, the museum will open a branch devoted to Modern and contemporary art: The Met Breuer, which will...

"The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor" opens at the Metropolitan

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The history of the Metropolitan Museum?s collection of works of art on paper?now one of the most important and most comprehensive in the world?began 100 years ago with the unlikely and astonishing story of its first two curators, neither of whom was trained as an art historian. Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York offers a new look at a Jan van Eyck masterpiece

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A New Look at a Van Eyck Masterpiece, a focus exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 25, 2016, presents the findings of a recent study of Jan van Eyck?s Crucifixion and Last Judgment paintings (ca. 1440?41).Show More Summary

caravaggista: Marble portrait of the co-emperor Lucius Verus...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

caravaggista: Marble portrait of the co-emperor Lucius Verus (161-169 AD), detail.  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Work of art Kylie Jenner has mural of herself in her home now

The Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, Kylie Jenner's mansion in Calabasas — these are all great places to see important art. Kylie, who already has a framed photo of her lips and Tyga's mugshot on display in her...Show More Summary

Art Movements

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: the Metropolitan Museum revealed details of its modern and contemporary art wing expansion, hundreds of Art Students League members filed a lawsuit over the $31.8-million sale of the school's air rights, and Josh Kline's sculpture "Po-Po" graced the cover of Fatima Al Qadiri's new album, Brute.

From Wine Labels to Rembrandt: Celebrating a Century Of Striking Prints at the Met

Sphaera Mundi (Sphere of the World), 1485. (Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) This year marks the centenary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Prints. Extraordinarily, for half of this period, there were two men responsible for growing the Department’s holdings: William Mills Ivins Jr and A. Show More Summary

Met Museum Will Add 180,000 Square Feet During Renovation

The iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art is poised to get a lot bigger. Last spring, the museum revealed plans for a new David Chipperfield-designed addition for the museum's modern and contemporary art collections; now, new details on that renovation...

Jan van Eyck's "The Crucifixion" goes to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Crucifixion, a drawing that was made by Jan van Eyck ? a spectacular discovery by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen during its Van Eyck exhibition ? is travelling to a museum outside the Netherlands for the first time. From 25 January...Show More Summary

This Animator Made 30 Excellent GIFs Celebrating His 30 Days in New York City

Medieval armored knights riding ancient Egyptian sphinxes might be the perfect visual metaphor for New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. And that is among the highlights from this fun project by one London animator, who transformed the Big Apple—and some of its most famous landmarks—into clever GIFs. Show More Summary

The Met and the Now

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s centennial came around, in 1970, the yearlong festivities opened with an exhibition called “New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970.” Organized and installed by a young curator named Henry Geldzahler, it struck me and many others as an almost unimaginable storming of the gates. Show More Summary

12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The storied museum contains way more than just paintings and sculptures.

lama-armonica: Parmigianino (1503-1540), Standing Female...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

lama-armonica: Parmigianino (1503-1540), Standing Female figure with armor (Minerva or Bellona) - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The Mysteriously Tiny Drawings of an 18th-Century Artist, Born Without Hands or Feet

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

In Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, opening today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there’s a 1724 engraved self-portrait that the “Little Man of Nuremberg” would have used to promote his ac...

centuriespast: Sleeping Eros, 300 - 100 BC; bronze (with a...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

centuriespast: Sleeping Eros, 300 - 100 BC; bronze (with a modern marble base).Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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