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Eye Candy for Today: Girolamo dai Libri’s Madonna and Child with Saints

Madonna and Child with Saints, Girolamo dai Libri Tempera and oil on canvas; 16th century, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download icons under the image. To my mind, this could be titled “Madonna and Child with Laurel Tree“, so striking is the tree’s presence, painstakingly detailed and dominating the composition. […]

What's harder than owning a car in New York? Parking it

On a recent weekday afternoon, Upper West Sider Christopher Koh drove some friends to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Van Gogh irises. They then got back in his Hyundai for a ride to Xi'an... To view the full story, click the title link.

Who Exactly Was Alexander McQueen?

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The hottest ticket in London right now is to "Savage Beauty," the exhibit of Alexander McQueen’s fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Just as at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, where the exhibit first opened, demand to see McQueen’s extraordinary sculptural fashion is intense, with lines around the block. Show More Summary

Tour De Wednesday One-Liners

Large female southern tourist: It'd be really funny if we got stuck on the toilet and couldn't get up. It'd be the whole "help! Get me off this toilet!" thing.–Bathroom, Metropolitan Museum of ArtTourist woman to husband: Where's that cop who was here a minute ago? He gave me the wrong directions, and I wanna […]

Nicole Kidman Talks John Galliano, Madonna and Working With the 'Game of Thrones' Costume Designer

The stickiest, swampiest, most sweltering of New York summer evenings didn't stop fashion's elite from heading up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday to take in Vogue's Discussion on Costume in Film with Nicole Kidman and Hamish Bowles. In support of the Anna Wintour and Wendi... Continue reading

Near Eastern architectural ornament from late antiquity on view at Metropolitan Museum

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Although most buildings in the Near East from late antiquity and the early Islamic period (between around 500 and 1000) do not survive fully intact, the fragments that do remain help shed light on the ingenious ways that artisans transformed architectural surfaces to create sumptuous interiors and monumental façades. Show More Summary

Tracing Back To The World's Oldest Known Cello

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world's oldest known cello. Known as the Amati 'King' cello, the 16th-century instrument is on loan from the National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota.Andrea Amati constructed the instrument in Cremona, Italy. Show More Summary

Now Let's Go Look at the Sculpture Of the Little Boy Being Bathed by Pat Benatar

Old woman, looking at 19th Century European painting of a woman: She looks like someone I know…Old man: Linda Ronstadt.Old woman: Yes.–Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tracing Back to the World’s Oldest Known Cello

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world's oldest known cello.

A Rooftop Installation at the Metropolitan Museum Considers Manhattan’s Prehistory

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This summer's rooftop installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art digs into the primordial history of Manhattan.

Eye Candy for Today: Egyptian encaustic portrait

Portrait of the Boy Eutyches, unknown artist In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use zoom or download arrows under the image for high-res version. This two thousand year old painting on wood panel, in the hot wax process of encaustic, highlights the characteristics of that medium to not yellow or change chemically with age. The […]

un-monde-de-papier: Palmiers à Bordighera, Claude Monet,...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

un-monde-de-papier: Palmiers à Bordighera, Claude Monet, 1884. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)

un-monde-de-papier: La sieste, Paul Gauguin, vers...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

un-monde-de-papier: La sieste, Paul Gauguin, vers 1892-1894. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)

un-monde-de-papier: Trois Tahitiennes, Paul Gauguin,...

2 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

un-monde-de-papier: Trois Tahitiennes, Paul Gauguin, 1896. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Source: metmuseum.org (domaine public)

This IRL Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game Lets You Recreate a Smashed Masterpiece

In 2002, the pedestal at the Metropolitan Art Museum holding Tullio Lombardo's marble statue Adam collapsed beneath it, causing the masterpiece to fall and shatter into dozens of pieces. Today, you can interact with an avatar clone of him through a groundbreaking choose-your-own-adventure style digital exhibit. Show More Summary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases The Met App for Android

Headed to The Met soon? For Android folk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art released its official application, bringing us up to speed with the good people over on iOS. In the app, users can see what’s taking place at The Met, including...Show More Summary

New Britain Museum of American Art announces new permanent Shaker Gallery,

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The New Britain Museum of American Art announces the new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The brainchild of Trustee and...Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus: What You See is Not What You Get!

Miley Cyrus arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Miley Cyrus has always been an intriguing artist and celebrity. From her days as a child star portraying Hannah Montana, her [...]

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