Bird on Branch Watching Spider, Watanabe Seitei Ink and color on silk; roughly 14 x 10 inches (36 x 26 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the Download or Enlarge links under the image on their site. Even though the Read More...
More than three dozen rarely seen treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of late 19th-century American works on paper will be featured in the exhibition Gilded Age Drawings at The Met, opening August 21. Created primarily...Show More Summary
A Hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus), Hans Hoffmann Watercolor and gouache on vellum; roughly 8 x 12 inches ( 21 x 31 cm). In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 16th century German artist Hans Hoffman was noted for his detailed paintings of animals and Read More...
Centred on America's booming art scene in the late 1800s, the exhibition will feature many artworks that have not been displayed to the public in over 30 years.
So you know how the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has a big themed fashion exhibit every year, which they launch with a huge gala organized by the iron fist of Anna Wintour and populated by celebrities and their...
U.S. prosecutors recently seized a 2,300-year-old vase, painted by the great Greek artist Python, which had long been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Evidence showed that tomb raiders had looted it in Italy in the 1970s. It is expected that the vase will ultimately be returned to Italy, as was the Euphronios […]
Visit Carol Goodman's Website Here OVERVIEW: The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden...Show More Summary
"The messages that are sent out have a completely unbalanced emphasis on contemporary art, as if somehow the crowds that come to the Metropolitan Museum on Fifth Avenue—where people go to see Egyptian, Greek, and Islamic Art and great European paintings—are suddenly going to come to see contemporary art. This when there are a thousand […]
Given the recent interest in the July 31, 2017 article in the New York Times regarding the Python bell-krater depicting Dionysos with Thyros which was seized by New York authorities from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, ARCA has elected to publish Dr. Show More Summary
Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Keith L. Prewitt has been appointed to the role of Chief Security Officer for the Museum. Mr. Prewitt is presently Vice President for Cable Security...Show More Summary
Excavations at the temple of Eshmun in Lebanon recovered a marble bull's head. It is now suggested that it was this head, apparently first published in 1967, that was placed on loan to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tom Mashberg, "Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors", New York Times August 1, 2017 ). Show More Summary
"Manhattan prosecutors have taken custody of an ancient bull's head that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art because of concerns that the antiquity was looted from a Lebanese storage area in the 1980s during Lebanon's civil war.... Last week, the Met surrendered an ancient vase that it bought at auction in […]
Detail of Paestan kraterSource: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis In May 2014 I commented on a Paestan krater acquired by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art after it had been identified by Dr Christos Tsirogiannis in photographic images seized from Giacomo Medici. Show More Summary
Knocked off bull head on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo Credit William and Lynda Beierwaltes Another ancient object has been seized by Manhattan prosecutors from the displays at the Metropolitan Museum of art (Tom Mashberg, 'Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors New York Times August 1st 2017). Show More Summary
An ancient vase that for years was housed in the elegant galleries of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is taking up space in a much different place—a prosecutor's office. A warrant was... To view the full story, click the title link.
The 4th-century BCE terracotta vase, attributed to the artist Python, had been on display in the museum's Greco-Roman galleries for more than two decades. The post Metropolitan Museum Surrenders Looted Greek Vase appeared first on Hyperallergic.
On June 1, 2014 this blog published a distilled version of an academic investigation which heavily documented details from an article in the Spring 2014 Journal of Art Crime involving a possibly trafficked Bell-krater. The author ofShow More Summary
"For decades it was proudly displayed in the Greco-Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art... Today it sits in an evidence room at the district attorney's office in Manhattan after prosecutors quietly seized the antiquity last week based on evidence that it had been looted by tomb raiders in Italy in the 1970s."
For 2,300 years, the painted vase has shown a scene involving the god Dionysus. For just under 30 of those years, it's been in the possession of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—and for the last week or so, it's been stored in the evidence room of the Manhattan...
Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced five senior staff appointments that went into effect this month. ? Quincy Houghton as Deputy Director for Exhibitions; ? Dita Amory as Curator in ChargeShow More Summary