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Giselle Fernandez sits with her mother Katy, who is participating in a special naturalization ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on July 22, 2014. Over fifty people representing countries from Albania to Burundi took part in the morning ceremony at the American Wing of the museum. The Oath of Allegiance was administered by U.S. […]

Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky endow new curatorships in Met's Modern and Contemporary Art Department

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced the two appointees who will inaugurate new curatorships within the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Both positions were established this spring through a generous gift from Daniel Brodsky, the Museum?s Chairman, and his wife Estrellita B. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Degas pencil drawing

Dancer Adjusting her Slipper, Edgar Degas Pencil on colored paper, 13×10 inches (33x24cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Degas did numerous studies, drawings, pastels and paintings of dancers preparing; this seemingly simple pencil drawing has always been one of my favorites. Straightforward and direct, we see Degas seeking out his model’s form and gesture, […]

Put a Balloon Dog on It! H&M “Collaborates” with Jeff Koons

“I have a little bit of the heebie-jeebies by ‘art inspired by fashion’—or art printed on fashion,” said designer Zac Posen during a recent on-stage conversation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Look no further than H&M’s latest “fashion...Show More Summary

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires early Roman Porphyry vessel

last weekArts : Artdaily

An important, elaborately carved Roman urn of the first-early second century A.D.?one of the finest porphyry vessels to have survived from classical antiquity?has been acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The acquisition was made possible in part thanks to a challenge grant from Metropolitan Museum Trustee Mary Jaharis. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Whistler etching of Wapping Warf

Wapping Warf, James McNeil Whistler Original is roughly 6×9 inches (15x23cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use download or enlarge icons below image. Another of Whistler’s stellar etchings of riverfront architecture and activity — a beautiful use of line and texture.

Artistic Revelations from Ancient Southeast Asia

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

With Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again proves its stature as a world-class museum — not just because of its collections, size, or location,Show More Summary

Good Mourning: Metropolitan Museum Announces Fall Funerary Costume Show

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashi...

Eye Candy for Today: Daubigny’s Landscape with Sunlit Stream

Landscape with Sunlit Stream, Charles-François Daubigny In the Metropolitan Museum of art. Use zoom or download links under image. Ah, summer…..

And Now, A Lyre Made From A Human Skull

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Currently in storage, but not on view, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: This terrifically ghastly 19th century musical instrument (technical classification: "Chordophone-Lyre-plucked") made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair. Read more...

Human skull lyre

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

19th century, with antelope horn, skin, gut, hair; plucked from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sadly, not on view at present. (via Kelly the Mortal Girl)

Iconic, Euphoric Images of ’60s New York & L.A.

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

This Friday, “Garry Winogrand” — the first retrospective of the legendary street photographer in 25 years — opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Born in the Bronx in 1928, Winogrand served as a weather forecaster in the military before returning to New York to study painting at Columbia —... More »

Garry Winogrand Retrospective to Open at the Met

This Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opens a retrospective of work by Garry Winogrand, one of the most prolific and least-explored photographers of his generation.

Thomas Del Mar Ltd announces auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria

last monthArts : Artdaily

Items from the Iconic Institutions of the USA such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago are among the highlights of Thomas Del Mar Ltd?s auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria which will be held at 25 Blythe Road, London W14 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Show More Summary

Museum Innovates

by Matt Buchanan Attendance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art reached a record high of 5.68 million people in its fiscal year 2011; it rose again, significantly, to 6.28 million in 2012. It fell, slightly, in 2013, to 6.2 million. Attendance...Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum launches new interactive web feature One Met. Many Worlds. in 11 languages

last monthArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of One Met. Many Worlds., a new interactive feature that is presented in 11 languages on the Museum?s website. One Met. Many Worlds. allows...Show More Summary

Met's Morrison H. Heckscher to become Curator Emeritus; Sylvia L. Yount to head American Wing

last monthArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that preeminent American art scholar Morrison H. Heckscher will retire on June 30, following 13 years as Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of The American Wing and a distinguished curatorial career at the Museum that spanned nearly five decades. Show More Summary

One of Vermeer’s first paintings authenticated

Saint Praxedis, an oil painting depicting the 2nd century saint cleaning the blood of a decapitated martyr, was first attributed to Johannes Vermeer in 1969. That year it had gone on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Florentine Baroque Art from American Collections as a work by Felice Ficherelli, aka Il Riposo. It was [...]

It's Not Always About Food: Charles James at the Met Museum

Part of the Accidental Locavore's manifesto for 2014 was a resolution to see more art, and so far I've seen some great shows. Keeping to my plan, I carved out some time last week to see the Charles James show at the Metropolitan Museum. Largely...Show More Summary

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