Still Life with Cake, Raphaelle Peale In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download links under image. Texture. Yummy, yummy texture!
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.
China was, and will always be, in its heart of hearts, an empire — whether it is royal, revolutionary, or techno-bureaucratic-communist-cum-capitalist.
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 […]
“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.”
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
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 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, 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 […]
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
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
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
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
Metropolitan Diary: An easily offended poet rants about being threatened by all the evil paintings he encounters at New York museums.
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...
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
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
“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
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 has made a long journey, from a Paris fashion house in 1913 to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today.