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Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady Named Co-Chairs of Met Gala 2017

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 [...]

Metropolitan Museum exhibition focuses on Seurat's 'Circus Sideshow'

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Taking as its focus one of The Met?s most captivating masterpieces, this thematic exhibition affords a unique context for appreciating the heritage and allure of Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), painted in 1887?88, by Georges Seurat (1859?91). Show More Summary

Art Review: Cirque du Seurat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Scores of sideshow paintings portray a bustling society on the cusp of dramatic change in 19th-century France.

How the Met’s Sale of a Max Beckmann Painting Changed US Museums

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Beckmann's "Self-Portrait with Cigarette" belonged to the Metropolitan Museum until 1971, when its deaccession set off a series of disputes that reshaped museum practices. The post How the Met’s Sale of a Max Beckmann Painting Changed US Museums appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens first major exhibition in the United States devoted to Hercules Segers

last weekArts : Artdaily

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 Met wins admission charge lawsuit, but lawyer may rack up $350K”

“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

Image of the Day: “Jonah and the Whale” (Persian Miniature)

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 Met makes 375,000 images free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new policy known as Open Access, making 375,000 images of artworks freely available for unrestricted use.

Eye Candy for Today: Ingres portrait of Madame Félix Gallois

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 […]

Met makes high-rez images freely downloadable

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art makes more than 375,000 public domain images available as CC0

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

Wednesday Links: Get Your Rock Hard Abs at the Met

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

[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

The Met makes its images of public-domain artworks freely available through new Open Access policy

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Clars to offer important property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Metropolitan Museum Gives Unrestricted Access to 375,000 Images

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Under the institution's new Open Access policy, images of hundreds of thousands of works from its collection are available to copy, remix, and distribute freely. The post Metropolitan Museum Gives Unrestricted Access to 375,000 Images appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Met releases tens of thousands of images of art online for free

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

Necessary Links: Museums in Egypt and France re-open, Met Museum faces deficit, 'Spiral Jetty' as Utah's state art

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...

Maira Kalman’s Daily Digressions

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Governance Problem at the Other Met

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

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