Recently, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Study of a Seated Woman Seen from Behind (Marie-Gabrielle Capet), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard Original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A beautiful drawing by the 18th century French painter, and a wonderful example of the expressive possibilities for creating naturalistic portraits and figures in the “trois crayon” method of using three chalks — red, black […]
Back in 2013 we wrote about Museum Hack, a tour group founded by Nick Gray that provides non-traditional, “un-highlight” tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nature fans take note—the group is now offering non-traditional tours of the American Museum of Natural History. Each tour runs about two hours and maxes [...]
Today marks the birthday of the great American painter, illustrator and master of pen and ink, Howard Pyle. These three drawings, illustrations for one of Pyle’s own books, are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has high-resolution images of them. I’ve provided the titles and links to the images on the […]
Eli Wilner & Company was founded in 1983. The company has designed and crafted over 10,000 projects for private collectors, museums, and institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the historically-appropriate framing of 28 projects for The White House. Show More Summary
In this 1976 report on Bloomingdale's (or Bloomie's, if you're In The Know), the department store is painted as a pick-up spot—"It ranks just after the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a sexual meeting ground." [ more › ]
Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul features over 60 works drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The Metropolitan Museum?s installation includes...Show More Summary
This 2013 artwork, Dissecting Buddha by Lhasa-born Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso, is on display as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations exhibit now through June 8. Have a look (you can even go to the Met site and use a zooming tool to examine myriad details of […]
[Image: Photo courtesy of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Museum of Art]. An extraordinary exhibition closed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few weeks ago, featuring mechanical furniture designed by the father andShow More Summary
In light of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's fiercely criticized plan to demolish the nearby American Folk Art Museum to make room for a glassy new expansion, Curbed National examines the recent history of destructive museum additions. Though public interest,...
Concept sketches for the expanded MoMa, where the American Folk Art Museum currently sits. Rendering via Curbed NY When the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would store away and preserve the façade of the American Folk Art Museum...
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Daniel Brodsky, the Museum?s Chairman, and his wife Estrellita B. Brodsky, an art historian and specialist in Latin American art, have provided a generous gift to endow two important curatorships in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Show More Summary
As metropolitan museums across the country begin to focus personnel resources on digital content and new media strategies, Reynolda House Museum of American Art has created a new position to develop the extension of the museum?s desired impact and mission to an online audience. Show More Summary
Casey Neitstat got out his snowboard yesterday, tied a rope to a Jeep, and zoomed through the streets of New York. He even went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and snowboarded down the stairs covered with snow. Same in Central Park. More »
Amidst New York's freshest preservationist outrage, that regarding the impending demo of the 2001-built American Folk Art Museum, the Times runs a piece about the city's "Belles of the Wrecking Ball." Included: 1883's Metropolitan Opera House (donezo in '67) and...
Landscape: The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just a little reminder from Monet that spring will indeed be back — at some point.
Following the completion of the monumental re-framing of Emmanuel Leutze?s ?Washington Crossing the Delaware? at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the master framers at Eli Wilner & Company have been receiving some extraordinary design requests. Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first full-on foray into the world of contemporary Chinese art, Ink Art: Past As Present In Contemporary China surveys 70 works by 35 artists.
Zac Posen's Fall 2014 collection was inspired by Charles James, America's first couturier and the subject of the forthcoming exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Based on Posen's more sophisticated eveningwear...Show More Summary
From semimatte satin finishes to an unbelievable chrome, today's Daily Obsession featuring Gwen Stefani for OPI is one you won't want to miss! Inspired by the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, the collection is edgy, playful, and as glamorous as Gwen. Show More Summary