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A Look Inside Fumihiko Maki's Gorgeous New Museum For Islamic Art

The Aga Khan, designed by Fumihiko Maki, is North America's first museum dedicated to Islamic art. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art made headlines in 2011 when it reopened its Islamic art galleries after years of renovation. Amid...Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence Made the Co-Chair of the 2015 Met Gala!

So exciting! Jennifer Lawrence has been named the co-chair of the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. The theme for this coming year’s Met Gala will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion.” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lawrence According to Vogue: “Chinese Whispers” will [...]

Three Arrested, Charged in Koch Plaza Protest at Metropolitan Museum

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Tuesday evening, at the end of an action staged by Occupy Museums at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the unveiling of the David H. Koch Plaza, three members of The Illuminator were arrested.

The Costume Institute's Next Exhibit Is All About a Game of Telephone

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

Aptly following the end of NYFW, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has just announced that the Costume Institute's May exhibition will be "Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion," on view from May 7 through Aug. 16. Show More Summary

In Response to Controversial Funder, Protestors Rechristen Met Museum Plaza

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A masked likeness of David H. Koch argued with protestors outside of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday evening. It shouted: “Get away from me! I own you! I own this place! I own a great portion of the resources of the earth!...

Met Museum unveils David Koch $65M plaza

As the Harlem Teen Choir sang "New York, New York," billionaire industrialist David Koch inaugurated the new fountains in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday morning. They are a part... To view the full story, click the title link.

Behold, The Met's Newly Renovated 70,706-Square-Foot Plaza

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new David H. Koch Plaza is now open, and includes "completely new fountains, paving, and facade lighting, along with allées and bosques of trees leading to the Museum's entrances from north and south,...Show More Summary

In Search of Intimacy: Fall Museum Shows in New York

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Skimming through various museum sites for their fall schedules, the first thing that caught my eye was a notice for The Art of the Chinese Album at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

News: Apps of the Week: The Met, Iconic, Infinity Blade 1.4 + more

New Apps The Met (free) — The country’s largest art museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, has released its own official app — The Met. A great starting point for visiting the museum, the app lets users browse listings of current exhibitions and daily events. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Thomas Lawrence portrait

Elizabeth Farren, Sir Thomas Lawrence In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use fullscreen or download links under image. A beautiful portrait in “the grand manner”. I love the brushwork in the hair, fur and fabric.

Photos: Interpol @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC 9/2/14

Earlier this summer, Interpol announced their fifth album, El Pintor, and began dropping singles including the opener “All The Rage Back Home” and “Ancient Ways.” They sounded like the Interpol we’ve always known preceding an album that stuck to what they’ve always done, something Chris examined in depth in his recent review. Last night the [...]

The Met Plans To Become The Most Digitally Influential Museum In The World

When you think of New York City’s world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, social media probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Met, is out to change that. "Everyone has their...Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum launches flagship app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

last weekArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum launched today its flagship smartphone app?titled simply The Met?developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what?s happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. Show More Summary

Ben Lerner & Joan of Arc at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Poet and now-novelist Ben Lerner meets The New York Times at the Met! Parul Sehgal talks to Lerner about his forthcoming novel, 10:04, to be published on Sept. 2 by Faber & Faber, in front of Jules Bastien-Lepage’s Joan of Arc, “which depicts Joan swooning as she hears the call to battle.” “’What interests me [...]

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

3 weeks 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 monthArts : 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 monthArts : 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

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