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Artists on Art: A New Web Series From the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released all 20 episodes of the first season of “The Artist Project."

Download Free Art Books From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the...Show More Summary

Now That The Met Has Sold This Painting, Turns Out It’s Really A Rubens

“A portrait of Rubens’ young daughter Clara Serena, recently deaccessioned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is going on display at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp. In 2013, it was auctioned as by a ‘follower of Rubens’, with an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. … Ben van Beneden, the director of the Rubenshuis, has accepted the former […]

Metropolitan Museum launches online series 'The Artist Project'

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of a new online video series, The Artist Project, in which 100 artists respond to works from The Met?s vast collection, which spans more than five millennia and cultures throughout the world. Show More Summary

A Painting Sold by the Met Is Declared a True Rubens

A painting sold by the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years ago because it decided it was not by Peter Paul Rubens has been declared a true Rubens by other experts.

First survey of photographs by provocative contemporary artist Piotr Ukla?ski opens at the Metropolitan

last weekArts : Artdaily

Fatal Attraction: Piotr Ukla?ski Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first survey of this provocative artist?s photography. Known for working in a wide variety of media including installation, fiber art, resin paintings, and collage, Ukla?ski (born 1968) invests overlooked and exhausted styles with new meanings. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: JMW Turner etching and mezzotint

Bridge and Cows (Liber Studiorum, part I, plate 2), Joseph Mallord William Turner In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the zoom or download links under the image. Part of a series of etchings Turner produced, categorized to illustrate the various kinds of landscape (in this case “P” for “Pastoral”), this beautiful etching and mezzotint […]

Tim Gunn Started Drinking Manhattans After 9/11

Tim Gunn, national treasure/the only reason why any of us still watch Project Runway, spends his Sundays exactly how you might imagine: a sensible breakfast followed by a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he's been a member since 1985. In the New York Times' Sunday Routine column,... More »

Eye Candy for Today: Sargent’s Tyrolese Interior

Tyrolese Interior, John Singer Sargent In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the zoom or download links under the image. Keenly observed and economically rendered, this beautifully evocative interior, bathed in light from an unseen window and set off with religious artifacts subtly revealed in the shadows, is more in keeping with Sargent’s personal watercolors […]

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

last weekNews : BlogPost

The Bardo museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics. “The collection of mosaics — that is, pavement mosaics and wall mosaics — is unequalled,” […]

Tunisia’s Bardo museum, attacked by terrorists, is home to amazing Roman treasures

last weekNews : BlogPost

The Bardo Museum in Tunis, which was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday, may not be as famous as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or the British Museum. But it houses one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient mosaics.Read full article >>

Proposal to extend MOU with Italy

Object label spotted in North American encylopedic museumreminding us of the success of the present MOUSource: David Gill Those who visit major encyclopedic museums such as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will know that the Italian government has been willing to share archaeological material with a North American audience. Show More Summary

MIA and Met announce landmark gift of Japanese masterpieces from Mary Burke Collection

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) announced jointly today that they are both recipients of transformative bequests of masterworks of Japanese art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection. With objects...Show More Summary

Met Museum nets $31M for Asian art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has raised $31 million in donations for its Asian Art Department as part of a $70 million fundraising campaign, museum officials announced Monday. The museum, which... To view the full story, click the title link.

Metropolitan Museum and Minneapolis Institute to Share Large Collection of Asian Art

The museums will share a gift from the estate of Mary Griggs Burke, whose collection of Japanese and other East Asian art ranked among the finest in the world.

Wing commander Chipperfield

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

THE Metropolitan Museum of Art has selected a London architect, David Chipperfield, to redesign its massive Modern art wing. The decision marks a dramatic new direction for the museum, which worked with a single architecture firm—Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates—for over 40 years. Show More Summary

London’s Alexander McQueen Show Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In May 2011, only a year after the suicide of Alexander McQueen, "Savage Beauty" opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: a sweeping retrospective of the designer’s work that explored everything from his 1992 postgraduate collection to his final runway show. It was an enormous success; attendance for the exhibition... More »

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Lands in London

The exhibit, which broke attendance records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been expanded for London's Victoria and Albert Museum, replete with a life-size hologram of Kate Moss.

Renovations: David Chipperfield Tapped for Massive Met Museum Renovation

The board of trustees for New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen architect David Chipperfield for a major renovation of the museum's southwest wing, which showcases its modern and contemporary holdings. The effort will increase gallery space,...

Art historian Daniel H. Weiss named next President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed...Show More Summary

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