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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 | 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, ...

Magic Mushrooms and a Tree of Steel -- Roxy Paine @ James Cohan Gallery

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"Distillation," the latest major installation in Roxy Paine's "Dendroid" series, which opened last week at Chelsea's James Cohan Gallery, did not disappoint.

Barbarians Tamed: The Met's Timid "Khubilai Khan" Exhibition

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Art Museum falls short in incisive curatorial analysis. But the missed opportunity to engage general audiences is the least of this show's underachievements.

NYC Exhibit Unveils Rich Treasures Of Yuan Dynasty

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two towering men of stone that once stood sentry outside a tomb will now welcome visitors to a display of the kind of treasures, many...

Seen and Heard in New York: Helen Mirren, Renee Fleming, Chuck Close

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Actress Helen Mirren, interviewed by Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University, at the 92nd St. Y in ...

Frick Collection Doesn't Frickin' Get It

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

The Frick Collection does not admit children under the age of 10 (though it says nothing about admitting those under the age of two) and its young educational outreach programs are geared only to middle school students and older.

BIG BROTHER ART: The Museum Is Watching You | By ISAAC ARNSDORF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Matt Sikora doesn't look at the Rembrandts and Rodins at the Detroit Institute of Arts. His eyes are trained on the people looking at them. Mr. Sikor...

Acapella at the Met

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Acapella Soul Photo by Nick Broad One mid-summer day, sun bestows his blessing upon New York City concrete and its denize...

NEW YORK: Top Ten Shows On Now That You Can't Miss

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ARTINFO shares its top ten picks for where to while away the hours before September kicks the next art season into gear.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Photos From 'American Woman:Fashioning A National Identity' At The Met

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Charles Frederick Worth, Callot Soeurs, Gabrielle Chanel, and more WHAT: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity WHEN: May 5th - August ...

Saluting the Met's Gay Gala!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Henry Adams

Few places are as influential as art museums. Filled with revered treasures, they help to define for us notions of beauty and significance that can transform our lives.

"Skin Fruit" Fallout: Seven Rules Museums Need to Avoid Perils of Single-Collector Shows

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

This is the museum's show, not the collector's. The collector's knowledge and suggestions may be useful, but the museum's own professional experts must rule.

PHOTOGRAPHY: New York's Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As part of MutualArt's look at exhibitions around the world, this week we head to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to take a close look at a...

FASHION AND OPERA: Managing the Met's Wardrobe | ROBIN FINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If a diva gains weight on the sly, it is Lesley C. Weston's duty to discreetly ensure that her costume expands in sync with her rib cage when she sing...