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Get Tea Drunk At The Met's New Balcony Cafe Above The Great Hall

The Metropolitan Museum of Art routinely creates a feast for the eyes, but in recent years has also begun stimulating more senses, specifically taste and smell. In conjunction with the upcoming Age of Empires exhibition, which showcases...Show More Summary

The Mysterious Experiments of Hercules Segers, a 17th-Century Art Radical

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major retrospective on the radically experimental 17th-century Dutch artist. The post The Mysterious Experiments of Hercules Segers, a 17th-Century Art Radical appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Stephanie D'Alessandro named Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art at The Met

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced the appointment of Stephanie D'Alessandro as Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art and Curator in Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Show More Summary

Met Museum's Interim CEO Presents Plan To Get The Place Back In Shape

"Amid a dramatic management shake-up at the top of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this month, interim chief executive Daniel Weiss is moving in with a sweeping plan to balance the budget and provide a road map for renovations. The plan, to be presented to the Met's board of directors on Wednesday, could […]

Inside Sara Berman’s Closet at the Met

The American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is typically devoted to lavish domestic interiors of yore, but a tiny exhibit currently on display celebrates an altogether different kind of private space. It is the modest, minimalist...Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Sargent’s portrait of Mrs. Hammersly

Mrs. Hugh Hammersley, John Singer Sargent In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s only paint, brushes and canvas, folks. (Sigh.)  

The Forged ‘Ancient’ Statues That Fooled the Met's Art Experts for Decades

In 1933 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, three Etruscan warrior sculptures of black terracotta clay towered over their audience in an all-new exhibit. The ancient art, believed to be from the fifth century B.C., had never...Show More Summary

Art Jameel Unveils Plans for Complex in Dubai, Launches Acquisition Fund for Metropolitan Museum

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A new arts complex in Dubai may suggest a new direction for contemporary art in the UAE. The post Art Jameel Unveils Plans for Complex in Dubai, Launches Acquisition Fund for Metropolitan Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

As It Was Hemorrhaging Money, Met Museum Paid Big Bonuses To Senior Execs

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art doled out hefty pay raises and six-figure bonuses to top executives despite a looming deficit that threatened to reach $40 million, records show."

Despite bad weather, Asia Week galleries opened their doors

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Asia Week New York got off to a great start with its gala cocktail reception at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Due to the impending snow storm, the question on everyone's mind was whether to open or not. Auction houses scrambled toShow More Summary

These Leggings Are Patterned Like Medieval Armor and I Must Have Them Posthaste - Get on my body.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

What's better than leggings that make your legs look ready for knightly battle? Historically accurate leggings. Lorica Clothing's inspiration is straight out of the Metropolitan Museum's Arms and Armor exhibit. Attend me, squires!

Here's Why This Minimalist Closet Is On Display at the Met

Minimalism has been trending lately, but it's hardly anything new. Case in point: Sara Berman's closet, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been recreated at the museum by her daughter and grandson. READ MORE »

Art Review: A Dutch Master’s Surreal Visions

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

“The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers” at the Metropolitan Museum is the first United States exhibition of works by this audacious 17th-century artist.

Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Picturing Math at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has prints dating back to the 15th century, all expressing the beauty of mathematics. The post Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Guard Gets Whacked on Head Over Tilted Painting

An apparently persnickety art lover was so incensed about a painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art being askew that he whacked a security guard over the head with a bottle. The NYPD is searching for a man believed to be in his mid-20s with a long beard, DNAInfo reports....

Crime found to be lower in NYC neighborhoods with arts institutions

Cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Broadway theaters are not only economic engines attracting tourists and high-income residents; they also are associated with lower... To view the full story, click the title link.

Claude Monet - Chrysanthemums at New York Metropolitan Art...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Claude Monet - Chrysanthemums at New York Metropolitan Art Museum by mbell1975 Via Flickr: Claude Monet - Chrysanthemums 1882 Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

Man smashes bottle on guard's head at Metropolitan Museum of Art

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say assaulted a security guard at a Manhattan museum.

A collection of rare photos show a softer side of men in the 1800s

In 2008, Columbia University librarian Herbert Mitchell passed away, bequeathing a trove of curios to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mitchell was an obsessive collector of historical ephemera, from quotidian trade catalogs of wallpapers and plumbing supplies to tintype occupational portraits and other rarities. Show More Summary

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