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The Final Member: A Long, Hard Look at "Elmo"

The Final Member: A Long, Hard Look a... 1:46 In Theaters 4.18.2014 Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Show More Summary

Hip-Hop Meets Art History

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Cecilia Azcarate's art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Just in Time for Passover: 6 Questions for Met Museum Curators About Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two medieval Hebrew manuscripts have gone on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to coincide with the beginning of Passover (sundown today, Monday, April 14).

Eye Candy for Today: Whistler etching

The Traghetto No. 2, James McNeill Whistler Etching and drypoint; eighth state of nine, roughly 9×12 inches (23x30cm). In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like Rembrandt, Whistler never fails to amaze me with how casual he makes his drawing process look in his etchings, and yet how powerful and subtle is the […]

Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

last weekArts : Artdaily

A ground-breaking international loan exhibition devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art of first- millennium Southeast Asia will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 14. Some 160 sculptures will be featured, many of them large-scale stone sculptures, terracottas, and bronzes. Show More Summary

"Now You See It: Photography and Concealment" opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Now You See It: Photography and Concealment, an installation of 25 works at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, focuses on the dynamic interplay between concealment and revelation in contemporary photography and video art. The featured works,...Show More Summary

Rare Medieval Hebrew manuscripts, including 15th-century Haggadah, on view during Passover at Metropolitan Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In time for the observance of Passover this year, two medieval Hebrew manuscripts are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. One manuscript, on loan from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), New York, for two years,...Show More Summary

Make the Metropolitan Museum Your Studio with New Adult Workshops

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Create your own artwork inspired by the Metropolitan Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and learn new ways to make art.

Graphite drawings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Today, March 30, is, we are told, “National Pencil Day” marking the patent on the pencil with an attached eraser. I’ll put aside the fact that this hardly represents the most significant event in the history of the pencil, and the inaccuracy of the linked WN article about Lipman creating the wooden pencil (he did […]

Connecting Across Time: Piero at the Met

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This is the last weekend to catch Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a selection of four devotional pictures never before seen in the United States.

Depicting New York City Through Ordinary Objects

Nobody I talk to under the age of 40 knows the work of Neil Winokur. This seems odd in light of the 68-year-old photographer’s achievements: His work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to name a few. Show More Summary

Talking Billions and Bubble-Gum Cards With Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Campbell

I spend way too much of my time in my office and endless business meetings,” says Thomas Campbell, the preternaturally unassuming director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “so I try to get out a couple of times a day, if I can, and just get down there to the... More »

Hackaday Links: March 23, 2014

[Jack] sent us a link to a Metropolitan Museum of Art video showing off a mechanized desk that plays music and has a ton of hidden compartments. Furniture makers of yore built hidden compartments in furniture all the time. After all, there weren’t credit cards back in the day and you had to keep important documents, cash, and everything else on hand. Show More Summary

The Gift Of Piero’s Paintings

by Jessie Roberts Sanford Schwartz reviews the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit on the devotional works of Piero della Francesca, writing that his “figures can be strangely contemporary in their sexiness, and there is nothing dated about the way they encounter and judge one another, or appraise us”: The most impressive work in the show is Madonna […]

An Untouchable Force In Motion: The Art of Thuy-Van Vu

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

All images courtesy of the artist and G. Gibson Gallery 'AMERICAN DRESSER' Seen by the artist during a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, deep in the furniture displays. The dresser's parts are separated for better looking. (This diptych is 60 by 96 inches, nearly life-size.) Thuy-Van Vu works full time, has a son, and paints prolifically. Show More Summary

Sandra Jackson-Dumont named to lead Metropolitan Museum's Education Programs and Initiatives

last monthArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Sandra Jackson-Dumont will join the Museum as the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education this May. She has been working at the...Show More Summary

Carpeaux Exhibition at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has opened an exhibition called "The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux," with 160 works, including sculptures, drawings, and paintings. The show will be on until May 26, 2014."The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux" at the Met

Old and New Takes on the Female Nude

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

PORTLAND — Way back in 1989, the Guerrilla Girls called attention to the fact that less than 5% of the artists in Metropolitan Museum of Art's Modern Art sections were female, but 85% of the nude works on display featured women. Twenty-five...Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum launches MetCollects, an online series featuring recently acquired works of art

last monthArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of MetCollects, a new web series on the Museum?s website that offers first looks at works of art acquired recently by the Museum. MetCollects...Show More Summary

"The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux" on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, a major retrospective that explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852?1871), is on view at the Metropolitan Museum from March 10 through May 26. Show More Summary

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