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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Why Museums Are Important

Joan Wages | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts
Joan Wages

After 18 years of lobbying to create a national women's history museum in our nation's capital, Congress has approved the formation of a privately funded, bi-partisan commission to study and produce a plan for the Museum.

The Prince and I Sat Down Near the Window

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I learned in it what I could from Lehmann, and from Ingres too, and from maybe-Marietta, and from Leah; the eye of each of us stares back from the painting, although only mine and Leah's are living now.

Book Review: Rendez-vous With Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford

Michael Levin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

If you can't devote the next 30 years of your life to running the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but you do have a hunger to learn more about artists and works of art with which you may never have come in contact before, then you might want to read this book.

Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Beyond the problem of finding the money to pay for it, most museum curators still aren't convinced that illustration art should be displayed amidst more traditional works of fine art.

Why Museums Are Very Cool and Should Be Visited Often

Paul Cantor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Paul Cantor

It's often easier to talk about visiting museums than it is to, ya'know, actually visit them. Between work, the gym, dinner, something else always seems to comes up.

My Top 5 Inspiring Places in New York City

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Anne Pasternak is the president and artistic director of Creative Time and commissions innovative public artwork around the world. These are her fav...

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

New York City's Proposed ID Card Might Get You Into Art Museums For Free

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new initiative in New York City this month, proposing a municipal identification card that could be available to all ...

Watch 70 Deserving Girls Turn Into Prom Queens

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

What happens when GLAM4GOOD has 2 hours to help 70 very deserving girls turn into prom queens?

Here's What's Missing in the Debate Over the Frick Collection's Proposed Expansion

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The announcement that the Frick Collection on New York's Upper East Side plans to build an addition has generated some buzz and concern -- and if implemented, it would forever destroy an important part of the collection -- an exquisite garden by the world famous British landscape architect Russell Page (1906-85).

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Charles James at His Splendid Met Museum Show: Sick!

Perry Brass | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

One word immediately came to my mind looking at the head-turning displays of haute couture by the legendary Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum on a recent gorgeous summer Sunday in June.

Celebrating Our She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Writer, actor, and activist Maya Angelou inspired generations of women with her efforts to overcome discrimination, prejudice and abuse. A woman, who didn't speak for years in her youth, became a voice for millions in her adult life; and that voice was quite lyrical.

DS+R Scanning Beyond Fashion at the Met

Mitch McEwen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Mitch McEwen

From x-rays to robotic scope arms, DS+R's design of the Charles James exhibit is a masterpiece of visual apparati. Seeing here becomes making.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

These Historical Wedding Gowns Are A Must-See

Anne Chertoff | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Anne Chertoff

Wedding Dresses 1755 - 2014, which is open now through March 15, 2015, features some of the world's most beautiful wedding gowns, designed by the biggest names in fashion design.

LOOK: Amazing Sculptures Of Hindu, Buddhist 'Lost Kingdoms'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are just some of the countries lending treasured Hindu and Buddhist sculptures to New York's Metropolitan Muse...

Met Gala 2014: Who Is Charles James?

Vogue | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style
Vogue

Charles James's alias was "James Shape." What better moniker could there be for a designer known as an architect of fashion and who sculpted dresses that remain as breathtaking today as they were when they were first shown?

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

Quick! 10 Things to See in New York Before They Close

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Sharon Hoge

Some of New York's must-see sites are permanent: Lady Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and other popular sites are always here. But exhibitions come and go.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Davos Syndrome at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Busch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Busch

This is no future for the Met, and yet a likely one. When the next economic downturn arrives, the Metropolitan will face tough choices to avoid slipping into the red. It's an easy leap to suppose that charging admission will seem like a no brainer for Met administrators.

Rethink Gift-Giving, Queen Elizabeth Style

Gerit Quealy | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Gerit Quealy

Back in the 16th century -- before Christmas became the Santa-fueled spending-spree we all know and love (sort of) courtesy of that other long-reigning queen, Victoria -- the gift-giving extravaganza came at New Year.

Proof of Ancient Aliens in the National Museum of Iraq?

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Paula Froelich

One of the most amazing, inspiring museums a lot of people will (sadly) never get to visit is the National Museum Of Iraq in Baghdad.

Martin Guitars at the Metropolitan

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin is not only about the works of art, beauty and music that this 19th century Viennese immigrant and artisan created. It's also the story of how he changed the trajectory of handmade guitars in America.