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Eye Candy for Today: John William Hill’s Plums

Plums, John William Hill Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on Bristol board, 7 x 12 inches; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enlargement on the museum’s website is actually in greater detail than the crops I’ve provided here. I love the rendering of the fruit in this simple, direct study: fastinatingly textural close-up, but naturalistic […]

Souls Grown Deep Foundation donates 57 works to Metropolitan Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary

Grimanesa Amoros on Her Favorite Work of Art

WSJ’s Kelly Crow and filmmaker Sarah Hanssen visited Peruvian-born artist Grimanesa Amoros who took them to visit her favorite artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go with them as they check it out.

The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Visitors to four 2014 exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum generated $753 million in spending in New York

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s presentation of four special exhibitions during the spring/summer 2014 season?Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century; The Roof Garden Commission:...Show More Summary

For Met Museum, a Major Gift of Works by African-American Artists From the South

3 days agoArts : ArtsBeat

The gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes works by Thornton Dial and quilts made by the Gee's Bend quilters of Alabama.

Eye Candy for Today: Frank Waller’s 14th St Metropolitan Museum Interior

Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street, Frank Waller In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For six years, from 1873 to 1879, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was based in the Douglas Mansion at 128 West 14th Street in Manhattan, while the current building in Central Park was under construction […]

Eye Candy for Today: Durand’s Beeches

The Beeches, Asher Brown Durand In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download links under the image on their page. Durand is my favorite of the Hudson River painters, partly because of th einfluence of Constable, and partly because he was more likely than most of the others to paint intimate scenes […]

Anna Wintour Admits KimYe Vogue Cover Was Publicity Stunt

Anna Wintour has admitted that the infamous Vogue cover that featured Kanye West and Kim Kardashian was simply a way to get people talking about the magazine. Fashionista reports that while speaking at the Museum of Metropolitan Art, Wintour gave the couple one hell of a backhanded compliment: (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Cézanne’s Mysterious Wife

An exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art features 24 portraits of the French painter’s wife, but her mystery remains intact.

Exhibition of Paul Cézanne's most painted model opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Madame Cézanne, the first exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cézanne (1839?1906) of his most painted model, Hortense Fiquet (1850?1922), will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 19. The exhibition will trace Cézanne?s lifelong attachment to the woman who was his model, his wife, and the mother of his son, Paul. Show More Summary

Anna Wintour implies that Kim and Kanye are not 'tasteful'

In a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday evening, Wintour spoke about that kontroversial cover, the (ignored) advice she gives to designers and Oscar de la Renta's last words to her daughter, Bee. On Monday evening,...Show More Summary

Would Game of Thrones' armour be viable in actual combat?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The armour worn by Westeros' soldiers can look absolutely beautiful - but would it have protected them in Medieval warfare? The Metropolitan Museum of Art is going to be holding a talk on just that as part of a new series of Lectures at the institute. Read more...

Astonishing series of views of Yosemite Valley by Carleton Watkins on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Carleton Watkins (1829?1916) was the consummate photographer of the American West. Born in Oneonta, New York, he moved to California in 1849, taught himself the new medium of photography, and established his reputation in 1861 with an astonishing series of views of Yosemite Valley. Show More Summary

Out of Character

Scarlett Zuo speaks with Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!, about "Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy", an exhibition featuring selections from his collection of Chinese calligraphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New...Show More Summary

‘Game of Thrones’ to Be Featured in Discussion at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with its centuries-spanning collection of militaristic wares (among other things), and HBO’s Game of Thrones, with… Read More

Game of Thrones Is Getting the Met Treatment

With its plethora of boobs and beheadings, Game of Thrones would fit in perfectly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now it's getting a panel there on December 2: In "Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor From Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones," costume designer Michele Clapton will discuss the creative process... More »

Eye Candy for Today: Whittredge’s Trout Pool

The Trout Pool, Worthington Whittredge In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the younger generation of the Hudson River School painters, Whittredge often favored intimate forest scenes as much as large dramatic landscapes. Here, through the framing device of the dark mature trees, their leafy canopy and the fallen log, we are invited to […]

Shattered “Adam” Is Born Anew at the Metropolitan Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

One of the greatest Renaissance sculptures outside of Europe has been restored after a devastating fall in 2002 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tullio Lombardo's sculpture of Adam to return to view after 12-year conservation project

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s marble sculpture Adam by Tullio Lombardo (ca. 1455?1532) will return to public view on November 11, following a tragic accident in 2002 and an unprecedented 12-year conservation project. It is the first life-sized nude marble statue since antiquity and the most important Italian Renaissance sculpture in North America. Show More Summary

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