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Eye Candy for Today: Ophelia, Stephenson mezzotint after Millais

Ophelia, James Stephenson, after John Everett Millais In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mezzotint, etching and Stipple, roughly 21 x 34 inches (53 x 86 cm). In a kind of artistic collaboration that was not uncommon at the time, highly skilled etcher and engraver James Stephenson has interpreted what is perhaps the most famous work […]

Metropolitan Museum plans $250M bond offering

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to the 2,000-year-old Temple of Dendur, plans to sell $250 million of taxable debt to finance infrastructure projects. The offering gets the highest... To view the full story, click the title link.

Linda Wolk-Simon named Director and Chief Curator of Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Lynn Babington, Ph.D., RN, Fairfield University?s senior vice president for academic affairs, announces Linda Wolk-Simon, Ph.D., a veteran curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the new director of the Bellarmine Museum, Thomas J. Show More Summary

What They See, Photos From the Perspective of Figures in Works of Art at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Herakles the Archer by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle In his clever photo project What They See, creative director Masashi Kawamura visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and captured the point of view of figures depicted in classic paintings and sculptures. Portrait of a Man Holding Gloves by Rembrandt van Rijn The Vine by […]

Eye Candy for Today: Théodore Chassériau pencil portrait

Portrait of a Young Woman Wearing a Cloak and Bonnet, Théodore Chassériau In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; graphite on wove paper; approximately 18 x 15 in. (46 x 39 cm). Chassériau has given us a beautifully sensitive pencil portrait. The commentary on the museum’s website suggests that Chassériau shows more interest in the subject’s […]

Career-spanning exhibition of Balthus's paintings, drawings, and photographs opens at Gagosian Paris

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Following the initial presentation of ?Balthus: The Last Studies? at Gagosian New York at the time of the Metropolitan Museum's retrospective ?Balthus: Cats and Girls? in 2013, Gagosian Paris announces a career-spanning exhibition of Balthus?s paintings, drawings, and photographs. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s portrait of The Empress Eugénie

The Empress Eugénie, Franz Xaver Winterhalter In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the zoom or download links below the image on their page. The painting’s finished feeling, when viewed from the proper distance, belies the painterly, almost casual and sketch-like handling when seen in detail.

Comprehensive group show at Paul Kasmin Gallery reprises Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 ? 1970 was the Met?s most exciting exhibition to date under the auspices of director Thomas Hoving, who turned Henry Geldzahler loose to prick the art world to alertness. Paul Kasmin Gallery announces...Show More Summary

A Stalwart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Step Down

2 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

Harold Holzer, who has been a fixture at the Met and is currently the senior vice president for public affairs there, will retire this summer.

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour descends upon Beijing to promote new China-inspired exhibition

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

US Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour dropped by China's capital this week to promote the opening of the Costume Institute's upcoming Sino-inspired exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. [ more › ]

Advance details about Met's Costume Institute spring exhibition announced at the Palace Museum in China

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a press briefing at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, about its spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition, on view at the Met from May 7 to August 16, will explore how Chinese art and film have influenced Western fashion design for centuries. Show More Summary

Jazz & Colors Will Head Indoors, to the Met

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

The third installment of this jazz series will be held inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Jan. 30, after two years in Central Park.

Dr Nicholas Cullinan appointed new Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and co-curator of last year?s hugely successful Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern, has been appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Tuesday 6 January 2015. Show More Summary

Charges Against Metropolitan Museum Protesters Dropped

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The charges against three members of the Illuminator crew who were arrested following an action at the Metropolitan Museum in September 2014 and charged with "illegal advertising" have been dropped.

Changes at the top at big NY cultural institutions

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes over the space occupied by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016, at least one executive who's been working on the expansion won't be there to celebrate... To view the full story, click the title link.

Do-It-Yourself Art at the Met

Metropolitan Diary: Having replaced its metal tags with admission stickers for museumgoers, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been encouraging a new artwork by exiting patrons.

Two Bibles on View in NYC Showcase the Art and Violence of Medieval Books

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two incredible examples of medieval book art are on rare view in New York: the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the hefty Winchester Bible, and the Morgan Library and Museum is celebrating the Crusader Bible and its vivid battle scenes.

Exhibition of notable recent acquisitions of arms and armour on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s Department of Arms and Armor is one of the most encompassing and well known in the world. The collection rose to international prominence more than 100 years ago, in 1912, and since then it has continued to evolve and expand, both cross-culturally and across disciplines. Show More Summary

Secret London Crime Museum May Open for First Time in 150 Years

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

London's infamous and off-limits "Black Museum" of macabre crime artifacts may finally open to the public as the Metropolitan Police faces budgets shortcomings.

First major exhibition devoted to Bartholomeus Spranger on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague, the first major exhibition devoted to this fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperors, is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art....Show More Summary

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