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The Met extends hours for final weekend of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology"

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today extended hours for the final weekend of the popular Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. On Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3, the exhibition will remain open to the public until midnight. Show More Summary

Crimes of the Art

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

On this week’s art crime blotter: a cycling-themed cow statue goes missing, one art dealer sues another over a Jeff Koons sculpture, and a former guard takes the Metropolitan Museum to court.

Eastman Johnson - Christmas Time by Irina Eastman Johnson was...

6 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Eastman Johnson - Christmas Time by Irina 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.

Famed portraits of Benjamin Franklin by Duplessis on view in focus exhibition at The Met

last weekArts : Artdaily

Several works depicting the brilliant writer, inventor, politician, patriot, and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1706?1790), who has been the subject of hundreds of portraits, will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a focused exhibition opening on August 22. Show More Summary

tombianchiphotos: Jupiter and the Sphinx by Auguste Preault -...

ombianchiphotos: Jupiter and the Sphinx by Auguste Preault - a plaster working model made in 1868 for the monumental stone sculpture at Fontainebleau - I see prescient gender bending in this art. (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Getting Italy’s Most Popular Museum Under Control

“Overseeing the Uffizi, with its world-class holdings and public-sector staffing, is a bit like running the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the same time. … As [new director Eike Schmidt] fights to manage the crowds, generate more revenue and improve the museum experience – including its chaotic ticketing system and […]

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Salomé Henri Regnault Moronette Rondinella Momma sent this along, and tells me that it is one of her favorite works at The Metropolitan Museum of Art....

Jean Lowe and Kim MacConnel's "The Museum of Metropolitan Art" opens at Quint Projects

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Quint Projects iannounces a collaborative installation by San Diego artists Jean Lowe and Kim MacConnel. The installation includes wall paintings appropriated from Old Master and Impressionist artworks and a ?museum? café serving cake and coffee. Show More Summary

Interactive Maps of the Metropolitan Museum Offer Fresh Views of Its Permanent Collections

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

It's fun to wander around the Metropolitan Museum of Art without a paper guide, but students in the School of Visual Arts' MFA Visual Narrative program have created a number of creative, interactive maps for the museum well worth consulting.

Visitorship of 6.7 million sets new annual attendance record at The Met

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum welcomed a record number of visitors?6.7 million?during the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY16). This is the highest number of visitors since The Met began tracking admission statistics more than 40 years ago. Show More Summary

Silver phiale acquired in honour of Thomas P. Campbell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gilt silver phiale mesomphalos I note that the AAMD object registry has listed an Athenian gold-figured silver phiale that has been acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. 2015.260.3).Show More Summary

Nepalese ritual crown donated to The Met by Barbara Levy Kipper

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that collector Barbara Levy Kipper has donated to the Museum an extraordinarily rare Nepalese ritual crown in gilt copper, dating from the late 13th or 14th century. Show More Summary

City names digital czar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first-ever chief digital officer has been tapped by the city to lead its tech efforts, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. Sree Sreenivasan was named the city's... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York City Names Chief Digital Officer

Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Sree Sreenivasan as the City's new Chief Digital Officer. Sreenivasan has served as the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as the first Chief Digital Officer of Columbia...Show More Summary

hadrian6: Marble Torso of a Youth. Greek and Roman Gallery -...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Marble Torso of a Youth. Greek and Roman Gallery - Metropolitan Museum of Art.  photo by Hadrian6.    http;/hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6: Head of Hadrian. Roman.118—120 CE marble....

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Head of Hadrian. Roman.118—120 CE marble. Metropolitan Museum of Art. photo by Hadrian6.   http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

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

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

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 monthNews : 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

2 months agoArts : 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

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