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 [...]
Scores of sideshow paintings portray a bustling society on the cusp of dramatic change in 19th-century France.
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 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
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 Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new policy known as Open Access, making 375,000 images of artworks freely available for unrestricted use.
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 […]
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
"They can be used however you want to use them."
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…)
[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
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
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
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
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...
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.
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
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 (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
Celia Thaxter's Garden, 1890, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York CityChilde Hassam