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Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady Names Co-Chairs of Met Gala 2017

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady were reportedly just named co-chairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala, happening on May 1! Tom and Gisele are staples at the Met Gala and have appeared on the red carpet at the annual event for years. The focus this year will celebrate Comme des Garçons designer [...]

Art Review: Cirque du Seurat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Scores of sideshow paintings portray a bustling society on the cusp of dramatic change in 19th-century France.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Hercules Segers

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Hercules Segers (ca. 1589?ca. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality by using an extraordinary array of techniques that still puzzle scholars today. The Mysterious Landscapes...Show More Summary

“The Met wins admission charge lawsuit, but lawyer may rack up $350K”

“The big winner from a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over its recommended $25 admission charge is the plaintiffs’ lawyer — who is seeking a staggering $350,000 fee for handling a case that resulted in a nonmonetary settlement.” [Julia Marsh, New York Post] More: Center for Class Action Fairness has objected. Show More Summary

Image of the Day: “Jonah and the Whale” (Persian Miniature)

Metropolitan Museum of Art | (Persian Miniature Painting) | – – “Jonah and the Whale”, Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles [A medieval World History]) Inscription: In Persian, on the…

The Met makes 375,000 images free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new policy known as Open Access, making 375,000 images of artworks freely available for unrestricted use.

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres portrait of Madame Félix Gallois

Madame Félix Gallois, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Graphite on paper, with touches of cold highlighting the jewelry, roughly 14 x 11 in. (35 x 27 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the download or zoom links under the image on their site. Another of Ingres’ beautiful and deceptively simple graphite […]

Met makes high-rez images freely downloadable

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Tuesday that they will now make all 375,000 of their public domain images freely available to the public. You can download the JPEGs and use them however you want, including commercially. On...Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum of Art makes more than 375,000 public domain images available as CC0

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Met's collection contains over 375,000 images of art in the public domain; they've made these directly searchable and browseable, there's a Github repo of metadata, integration with the Creative Commons search tool, and extensive collaboration with Wikimedia and GLAM Wiki. (more…)

Wednesday Links: Get Your Rock Hard Abs at the Met

last weekArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_81552" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Museum Workout[/caption] Workout at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass of the Barnes Dance Company. This sounds so cool—and the video is a hoot— but I don't suppose the Met has change rooms and showers? Classes run through February 12th. Show More Summary

The Met makes its images of public-domain artworks freely available through new Open Access policy

last weekArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum's collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. This updated policy, known as Open Access, utilizes the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. Show More Summary

Clars to offer important property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

On February 18 and 19, 2017, Clars Auction Gallery will present to the market select decorative art and furnishings deaccessed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), two very rare early works by Wayne Thiebaud, a significant collection of fine art prints and major ethnographic and tribal collections including the personal collection of Thomas J. Show More Summary

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

Art lovers from around the world, rejoice: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is flooding the internet with classic works from its collection.  Overall, it's releasing 375,000 images of public domain art for viewing on the web and...Show More Summary

Necessary Links: Museums in Egypt and France re-open, Met Museum faces deficit, 'Spiral Jetty' as Utah's state art

Important museums re-open after very different attacks. A key American critic passes away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art faces a financial diet. Here are your Necessary Links: — Art critic Dore Ashton, who wrote some of the earliest histories of the Abstract Expressionists, has passed away. New...

Maira Kalman’s Daily Digressions

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In the writer and illustrator Maira Kalman's latest project, she narrates a morning workout at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that exemplifies her digressive spirit and openness to new ideas. The post Maira Kalman’s Daily Digressions appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Governance Problem at the Other Met

Met Museum, Fountain on Fifth Avenue May, 2016 Photo by Lisa Hirsch From a front-page NY Times article on the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Tension inside the Met, the country’s largest art museum, is running so high that when curators...Show More Summary

Last Week To See The Costume Institute's 'Unpacking Fashion' Show

If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, head there to enjoy Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion before it closes next weekend. The show offers both a look at some recent acquisitions as well as why they were chosen to be part of the museum's collection. [ more › ]

Chardin, Jean Simeon (1699-1779) - 1739c. The Soap Bubble...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Chardin, Jean Simeon (1699-1779) - 1739c. The Soap Bubble (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Milton Sonn Via Flickr: Chardin's work had little in common with the Rococo painting that dominated French art in the 18th century. At a time when...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Celia Thaxter's Garden

Celia Thaxter's Garden, 1890, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York CityChilde Hassam

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