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Eye Candy for Today: Curran’s Fair Critics

Fair Critics, Charles Courtney Curran In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download icons below the image. I just love paintings of artists’ studios, particularly those in which other paintings are depicted. I wish the Met’s site had more commentary about this one. Does “Fair Critics” refer to the critical judgement of those […]

Remembering 3 Critical Moments in Contemporary Art

Three art-scene controversies from New York’s archives that are worth revisiting. 1. When the Met almost became a theme park.In 1977, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s then-director Thomas Hoving and billionaire Walter H. Annenberg were surreptitiously planning for the “Fine Arts Center of the Annenberg School of Communications at the... More »

Eye Candy for Today: Hubert Robert architectural fantasy

The Bathing Pool, Hubert Robert In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Another bit of 18th century idealized landscape and architectural fantasy from Hubert Robert. Ready to trade in your gym membership?

Metropolitan Museum of Art organizes its first ancient glass exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

Glassmaking originated around 2500 B.C. in Mesopotamia, and by the mid-first millennium B.C. it had spread throughout the ancient world. The number of vessels made from glass remained limited, however, until the introduction of two important technical advances?the use of the blowpipe and closed multipart molds?in the late first century B.C. Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens exhibition of figures created by Mbembe master carvers

last weekArts : Artdaily

The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Beginning December 9, a unique body of these works has gone on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art. Show More Summary

Royal Fashion Recap: What Kate and William Wore

For the biggest fashion moment of the royal tour, the duchess went with a repeat. Tuesday evening, as Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, made their way to New York’s Metropolitan Museum for St. Andrews University’s 600 th Anniversary...Show More Summary

The Future of All Business Is About Storytelling

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. As the the world's largest encyclopedic museum representing 5,000 years of human creativity from every corner of the world, the Met is also the most influential museum on Twitter. Show More Summary

Prince William & Kate Middleton Are Stylish at St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner & 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Continuing their action-packed visit to the States, Prince William and Kate Middleton showed up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night (December 9). The handsome heir wore a dark suit as he escorted his lady into the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner while fans and shutterbugs looked on. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Baby Bump at a Superglam NYC Gala

Kate Middleton put her growing baby bump on display in a navy blue Jenny Packham gown for the St. Andrews 600th anniversary dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on Tuesday evening. She was joined by her husband, Prince William, who looked dapper in a classic tuxedo. Show More Summary

The Winchester Bible: A masterpiece of Medieval art on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Masterfully illuminated pages from two volumes of the magnificent, lavishly ornamented Winchester Bible?a pivotal landmark of medieval art from around 1200?is being shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three months, in the exhibition The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art. Show More Summary

I Told a Grand Jury I Saw a Cop Shoot and Kill an Unarmed Man. It Didn't Indict.

Many years ago, during the 1980s, I witnessed a killing: a New York City cop shooting an unarmed homeless man near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was later called as a grand jury witness in the case. The grand jury did not indict the officer. It was a summer evening. Show More Summary

Wall Street's Elite Are Having Dinner With Prince William And Kate Middleton Next Week

Next week, Prince William and Kate Middleton will attend a gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York benefiting their 600-year-old college alma mater St Andrews. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who first met in college, will have dinner with celebrities and Wall Street luminaries at the posh event scheduled for next Tuesday, Dec. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: John Hamilton Mortimer’s Frontispiece from Fifteen Etchings

Frontispiece (from Fifteen Etchings Dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds), John Hamilton Mortimer In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; image area is roughly 4 x 10 in. (35 x 25 cm). Whenever I see etchings like this, I’m reminded how much I love the character of etched lines; though similar in many ways, so different from […]

Khan Academy to carry extensive content created by Metropolitan Museum based on its world-renowned collection

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Sal Khan, founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, announced the launch of a partnership that will provide expanded access for visitors around the world to the Metropolitan Museum?s online resources through Khan Academy. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: John William Hill’s Plums

Plums, John William Hill Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on Bristol board, 7 x 12 inches; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enlargement on the museum’s website is actually in greater detail than the crops I’ve provided here. I love the rendering of the fruit in this simple, direct study: fastinatingly textural close-up, but naturalistic […]

Souls Grown Deep Foundation donates 57 works to Metropolitan Museum of Art

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary

Grimanesa Amoros on Her Favorite Work of Art

WSJ’s Kelly Crow and filmmaker Sarah Hanssen visited Peruvian-born artist Grimanesa Amoros who took them to visit her favorite artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go with them as they check it out.

The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Visitors to four 2014 exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum generated $753 million in spending in New York

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s presentation of four special exhibitions during the spring/summer 2014 season?Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century; The Roof Garden Commission:...Show More Summary

For Met Museum, a Major Gift of Works by African-American Artists From the South

4 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

The gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes works by Thornton Dial and quilts made by the Gee's Bend quilters of Alabama.

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