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Eye Candy for Today: Raphaelle Peale’s Still Life with Cake

Still Life with Cake, Raphaelle Peale In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download links under image. Texture. Yummy, yummy texture!

Art Activists Say NYC Suppressed Speech During Met Museum Protests

A trio of art activists has filed a federal lawsuit against New York City claiming their First-Amendment rights were violated during a protest last year outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fantasy and Utopia in the Metropolitan Museum’s Chinese Fashion Show

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

China was, and will always be, in its heart of hearts, an empire — whether it is royal, revolutionary, or techno-bureaucratic-communist-cum-capitalist.

An Oscar Wilde Tour Of The Metropolitan Art Museum’s Queer Hidden Treasures

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

All eyes were on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala 2015 earlier this month as Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Cher and Beyonce took to the red carpet with some remarkable looks embodying the theme, China: Through the Looking Glass. The Anna Wintour Costume Center’s highly anticipated exhibition of the same name, China: Through […]

Illumination Artists Sue NYPD Over Arrests In Museum Protest

“They were charged with unlawful posting of advertisements for projecting images critical of Koch and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even someone who’s not a lawyer can tell that there are two problems with that charge. The statute defines ‘posting’ as sticking to something. Images and projections don’t stick, and no advertisements were involved.”

You’re Not Any Less Retarded for Watching Them

Granola guy #1: So what did you do last night? Granola guy #2: I watched Rain Man and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? with Cara. It was Oscarworthy-portrayals-of-the-mentally-challenged movie night. –Metropolitan Museum of Art

Le Brun’s Jabach Family restored and on display

Charles Le Brun’s monumental portrait Everhard Jabach and His Family purchased last year by the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been restored and is now on display in the museum’s European Paintings Gallery alongside other French works from the 17th century. Feast your eyes upon this pair of very satisfying before and after pictures: The [...]

ancientpeoples: Ceremonial vase for eaterLate 6th Century BC,...

ancientpeoples: Ceremonial vase for eater Late 6th Century BC, Terracotta loutrophoros, Archaic Greek, black-figure, 70.5 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art                 Inv.  27.228 Prothesis (laying out of the dead); below, horsemen On the neck, mourners Loutrophoroi were used to fetch water for the bridal bath and for certain funerary rites. Show More Summary

Iris Apfel, 93-year-old fashion icon, thinks you don’t really know how to shop

Iris Apfel, a retired businesswoman and fashion lover, rose to fame in 2005 when the Metropolitan Museum of Art mounted an exhibition celebrating her ability to transform herself into an otherworldly creature through clothes and accessories. It was a modest display housed in the Costume Institute, and it featured selections from her personal collection of […]

Roof Garden installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe opens at Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

French artist Pierre Huyghe installed the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for The Metropolitan Museum of Art?s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Huyghe has spent the past 25 years working across media to create ritualistic situations and immersive encounters. Show More Summary

Quartet of flower paintings, two of irises, two of roses, by Van Gogh on view at the Metropolitan

last weekArts : Artdaily

The exuberant bouquets of spring flowers that punctuate Van Gogh?s work in Provence have been reunited in Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition brings together for the first time the quartet ofShow More Summary

Met Museum and National Gallery of Art acquire significant works by Aaron Douglas

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art have each acquired a significant work by the leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Aaron Douglas (American, 1899?1979). The two paintings Let My People Go (ca....Show More Summary

The Met's New Exhibit 'China: Through the Looking Glass'

Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its largest fashion exhibition ever. "China: Through the Looking Glass," a collaboration between the museum's Costume Institute and Department of Asian Art, which celebrates its centennialShow More Summary

Surrounded by Disturbing Art

Metropolitan Diary: An easily offended poet rants about being threatened by all the evil paintings he encounters at New York museums.

Adventures in Art: New York's Met Museum Gets an Elemental Rooftop Installation

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled the latest in its site-specific summer outdoor commissions yesterday, this one masterminded by French multimedia artist Pierre Huyghe, who is known for work that bridges the worlds of sculpture, photography, and ecological...

The World's Oldest Full Deck Of Playing Cards Was Almost Lost To History

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Metropolitan Museum of Art In 1983, The Metropolitan Museum of Art bought a 52-card deck of South Netherlandish playing cards. The cards dated from the 15th century and were in incredible condition - but they were almost lost to history.They were said to be a unique pack of tarot cards from the 16th century. Show More Summary

Linnaeus Tripe photographs of 1850s Burma and India on show in New York and London

An exhibition of photographs taken by Captain Linnaeus Tripe during a tour of India and Burma is on show in The Metropolitan Museum in New York, and will then move to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The collection of 60 images made...Show More Summary

The Chinese effect

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

“CHINA through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a spectacular new show. It looks at the way Western fashions once reflected distorted conceptions of China, and makes abundant reference to the glory days of Hollywood. Show More Summary

Chinese Style, Served Over-Easy

The Met Costume Institute's latest show merits a much more thoughtful wander than the crowds will allow. But do not feel that you've missed a learning opportunity. The day after this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute...Show More Summary

Nuit de Chine at the Costume Institute: A Sleuth Finds the Formula for a Lost Perfume

Nuit de Chine has made a long journey, from a Paris fashion house in 1913 to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today.

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