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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of a Chair by Le Corbusier

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Amie Siegel's three-part installation on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Provenance," traces the rehabilitation of ruined Le Corbusier furniture from Chandigarh, India, as upscale appetences for chic global lifestyles.

New App From the Met Museum Will Do … Something

The Metropolitan Museum of Art said the app will offer “a personalized portal to all the events, exhibitions and artworks at the museum.”

Tori Amos on Life at 50, Spiritual Eroticism, and Her Latest Album Unrepentant Geraldines

“I’ve actually never been here before,” Tori Amos says, walking up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a pair of metallic, strappy sandals. It’s 11 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and the 50-year-old singer-songwriter is calmly winding her way through packs of schoolchildren in matching summer-camp T-shirts.... More »

Hollywood Glamour Coming to MFA Boston

Sartorially speaking, the summer has belonged to the idiosyncratic, emotionally fraught fashion genius known as Charles James, the subject of exhibitions at both New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Menil Collection. The glamour...Show More Summary

Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection on public view for first time in major exhibition beginning October 20

last weekArts : Artdaily

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the most important exhibition of the essential Cubists?Georges Braque (French, 1882?1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887?1927), Fernand Léger (French, 1881?1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881?1973)?in more than 30 years. Show More Summary

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched today a new iPad app, 82nd & Fifth, in which 100 curators from across the Museum talk about 100 works of art from the Met's collection that changed the way they see the world?one work, one curator, two minutes at a time. Show More Summary

Last Chance To See Charles James's Gorgeous Gowns At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

  This weekend is your final opportunity to see the incredible exhibit of fashion designer Charles James' work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [ more › ]

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres pencil portrait

Portrait of a Seated Lady, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres In the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Discovering Tutankhamun with Photographer Harry Burton

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

In 1922, the Egyptologist Howard Carter asked the Metropolitan Museum of Art to lend him the services of Harry Burton, a photographer then working for the Museum's Egyptian expedition.

The Monet Is a Backdrop

Two medical alert dogs found themselves among the masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday.

Eye Candy for Today: Haseltine Venetian sunset

Santa Maria della Salute, Sunset; William Stanley Haseltine Beautifully Turneresque light in this view of Venice by American landscape painter William Stanley Haseltine. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Via @metmuseum]

Met Envy Apparently Fueled National Gallery of Art’s Interest in Corcoran

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The chief of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art told a philanthropist that absorbing the failing Corcoran would make "his collection at the National Gallery... greater than the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

Enjoy Some Fine Art with These Wallpapers from the Met

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art put 400,000 high-resolution images from their collection up for download. So, to give you a taste, we decided to show off a few of our favorite wallpaper-friendly ones for your desktop. Read more...

Explore and Learn: George Washington Crossing the Delaware

The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses the famous Emanuel Leutze painting of George Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Emily K. Rafferty, President of Metropolitan Museum of Art for past decade, to retire in 2015

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Emily Kernan Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2005, announced today her decision to retire in the spring of 2015, after more than 10 years in that position. Ms. Rafferty came to the Museum in 1976 as an administrator...Show More Summary

Met Museum President Emily Rafferty to retire

Emily Rafferty, who has been the president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than a decade, announced Thursday that she will be retiring in the spring of 2015. "With the ebb and flow of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Food Cart Fracas at Met Museum Steams Top Dogs

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The $65 million redesign of the plazas in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has staunched the rising tide of food carts that typically congregate at the foot of the institution's sweeping entrance, the New York Times reported.

Met reveals that it had 6.2 million visitors in last year

THE Metropolitan Museum of Art says it had 6.2 million visitors during the last fiscal year. That’s the third year in a row that attendance has gone over the 6 million mark.

For the third year in a row, Metropolitan Museum announces more than 6 million annual attendance

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that 6.2 million people?from New York City, the tri-state area, across the United States, and 187 foreign countries?visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. For the...Show More Summary

Expanded Schedule Increases Attendance at MoMA but Not Met

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain's New York reported.

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