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Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt At The Met

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- An assistant museum curator who questioned the authenticity of a Leonardo da Vinci has been murdered – but before he died he left a ...

'Savage Beauty' Coming To An End

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
Jesse Kornbluth

The Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will close soon, which is just fine with me --- I've seen it four times, and I'm no...

Forensic Art Expert Sues Over New Yorker Article

ARTINFO | Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Forensic art analyst Peter Paul Biro, the subject of a 2010 exposé in the New Yorker, is suing the magazine's publisher for defamation to the tune of...

Alexander McQueen Exhibition Extended Until August 7th

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
Margie Goldsmith

The Alexander McQueen clothes are outlandish, outrageous, sexy and stunning, but I'm still trying to figure out why so many people are McQueen fans.

WATCH: "Treasures Of Heaven": Medieval Religious Relics At The British Museum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary collection of religious objec...

McQueen Beats Van Gogh At The Met

Bloomberg | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

It looked like the food lines in my old hometown of Leningrad. That’s how long the queue is to get into the hit show at New York’s Metropolitan...

State Of The Art: New Sensors Protect Medieval Works At NYC Museum

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It will take a good eye to spot them, but dozens of tiny, very modern works of art have been installed near the 15th-century unicorn tapes...

WATCH: Four Year-Old Opens Chelsea Art Show

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

A little girl made a big splash in the New York art world this week. Four year-old Aelita Andre, of Australia, opened her first solo exhibition at...

What's In a (Painting's) Name? Quite a Lot, Actually

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In 1871, James McNeill Whistler painted what would become his most famous work, which he titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black" and submitted the foll...

Metropiltan Museum Of Art Announces Admission Fee Hikes

nytimes.com | RANDY KENNEDY | Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, facing what it calls a "number of daunting, ongoing budgetary challenges," has decided to raise its suggested admissio...

Met Museum To Take Over Whitney Museum's Space

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But offici...

WATCH: Alexander McQueen: Necromancy & The Met

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Tent for the Costume Institute's Gala May 2 at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtWhile I was no fan of the catalogue, I was wowed by the coup de théâtre...

PHOTOS: Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' At The Met

AP/The Huffington Post | By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Dark vs. light. Past vs. future. Masculine vs. feminine. The extremes straddled by fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his work, inspira...

Alexander McQueen, the Royal Wedding and the Met: Fashion House Reigns, Scholarship Abdicates

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

The anticipatory buzz surrounding the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" has just become supersonic, thanks to a certain high-profile client of the British fashion house.

Gauguin Painting Attacked

The Washington Post | Timothy R. Smith and and Martin Weil, Sunday, April 3, 10:07 PM | Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts

A painting at the Gauguin exhibit in the National Gallery was attacked last week by a gallery visitor, a rare and unusual incident that provoked consi...

On the Culture Front: Beyond New York, Montreal High Lights and the Bruise Cruise

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's something about traveling that changes cultural perspective, and with that in mind, I set out for two radically different cultural experiences last month.

WATCH: King Philip IV Signs Autographs At The Met

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It is so humbling when royals take the time to meet and greet with lowly civilians. Especially when it is a fake royal signing unauthorized autograph...

Egyptian Antiquities Chief, Zahi Hawass, Resigns

nytimes.com | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Zahi Hawass, Egypt's powerful and controversial antiquities chief, resigned on Thursday along with the prime minister, after posting on his Web site f...

How Transcendental Meditation Can Help Veterans

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Chautin

Transcendental meditation addresses not just the mental issues of P.T.S.D., but also the physical problems that accompany stress disorders, including hypertension and heart disease.

Using Google Art To Explore Famous, Unfinished Paintings

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

I have been writing about looking slowly, taking the time to see the visual world. My first column was about a Mondrian painting, and it included some...

Icons Of American Photography At The Met: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand WHAT: 'Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand' WHEN: November 10, 2010 - April 10, 2011 WHERE: The Met...

Met's Rediscovered Velázquez: "Philip IV" Falls Flat

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

When is a rediscovered monumental royal portrait by a highly celebrated old master nothing to get very excited about? When it's dead on arrival.

Repair Damaged Artwork Yourself? Maybe Not

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Some people believe that, since oil and water don't mix, one may clean an oil painting with soap and warm water. It sounds like it should be okay, but it's not.

Museums 2.0: What Happens When Great Art Meets New Media?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Arianna Huffington

Museums deliver what has become increasingly rare in our world: the opportunity to disconnect from our hyper-connected lives, and the possibility of wonder.

How Long Does it Take To Look at a Painting?

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

My subject in these posts is how we look at the world. In future columns, I will be writing about all sorts of things, from hieroglyphs to ice halos, ...