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Kerry James Marshall Brings The Story Of Black America To The Halls Of The Met

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts

In his expansive retrospective spanning 35 years of work, Kerry James Marshall’s paintings range from urban pastorals to Renaissance-inspired portra...

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Talent with ZEALnyc

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

The final installment in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark ...

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Artistic Risks and HD Broadcasts with ZEALnyc

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

The second in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark McLaren, ZE...

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Opera's Challenges with ZEALnyc

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. Photo: Dario Acosta/Metropolitan Opera The first in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropoli...

Ramadan 2016 Day Two: Should We Donate to Religion?

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

I want to fall asleep on that carpet As soon as we walked into the Diyanet Mosque we were transported to a different world. Men in kufis and women in...

There's A Spooky House Hiding On Top Of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

The house is 30-feet tall and looks as though it's been plucked from a horror film set only to be precariously plopped, "Operation Dumbo Drop" style, ...

The Met Breuer

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's modern and contemporary art program is expanding into the landmark Whitney building to include a new "series of exhib...

The Met's Infamous 'Recommended' Admission Fee Is No More

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts

There are certain things in life that are recommended but not required. Tipping your waiter, sleeping eight hours a night, deodorizing your sweaty bod...

We Have One Big Question For Everyone Behind The Met Logo Redesign

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.19.2016 | Arts

I have fond memories of my first sweaty summer in New York, my teenage self loitering around the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, waiting for ...

In Conversation with Tenor Paul Appleby - A Smart Debut at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.10.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera presents designer Jun Kaneko's extraordinary production of Mozart's The Magic Flute now through November 20. Tenor Paul Appleby ma...

The Met Is Finally Putting An End To Using 'Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

After 124 years, The Metropolitan Opera is finally getting rid of blackface. Starting Monday, The Met will stop using makeup to darken white performer...

Captivating Portraits From West Africa Reveal 100 Years Of Life Across The Atlantic

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

In the image above, taken in the 1910s or 1920s, an nameless woman from Senegal stares defiantly into the camera, her hands placed gently on her stoma...

Terrific TV (But - Not Surprisingly - It's Not on TV)

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

Two elements bind this production together in a superlative way... humor and pathos, and deep intelligence.

An Audience With Susan Graham - Queen of Carthage in 'Les Troyens' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.09.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This year marks her 25th Anniversary with the company. Susan is back and currently starring as "Didon" in Hector Berlioz's 1858 epic masterpiece, Les Troyens which opened this past Sunday afternoon and will play an additional five performances through July 1.

Regram-Worthy MET 2015 Moments

E. James | Posted 05.05.2016 | Style
E. James

Many stars shared their own #MetGalaMoments via Instagram throughout the day/night. Here's a few below for your viewing pleasure. You know, just in case you need to swoon or gag again and again over the night's best looks.

Four Of Van Gogh's Floral Paintings To Be Exhibited Together For The Very First Time

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

Almost 125 years ago, after bouts of self-mutilation and hospitalization, Vincent van Gogh announced to his brother Theo his plans to embark on a seri...

A Fun-Filled "Barbiere di Siviglia" With Leonard and Maltman

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few operas can provide an evening of such pure delight as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and few productions of Rossini's comic gem are as much fun as the o...

The Met Wins The Week With This Perfect Kim K.-Inspired Tweet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

Here at the Met, we have artworks that can #BreakTheInternet too! On view in gallery 150: http://t.co/ucjZ8mimuD pic.twitter.com/xevfttmHg8— metmuse...

My 'Moment' at The Met and Why You Might Need One, Too

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

The guilt intensified as we walked through the armory containing life-sized horses and knights, swords and guns. I could picture my son's eyes as big as dinner plates as he perused the displays.

Settling at the Met

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Anyone who cares about the arts must be happy that this great institution will open its new season this month. But did the remarkable firestorm surrounding these negotiations do enough to stabilize the Metropolitan Opera?

Dave Jamieson

How The Metropolitan Opera Could Go Dark This Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts

Before the Metropolitan Opera began airing in high definition in theaters in 2006, Margot Therre's job in the opera's scenic department was a bit simp...

Mark Nilsson: Banging on the Art World's Door With a Brush (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Step outside NY's Museum of Modern Art onto 53rd street, and you'll find NY's most talented treasure, working -- unbeknownst to him -- toward hard-earned artistic stardom.

Met Opera: Damrau and Camarena Turn 'La Sonnambula' Into a Dream

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The action then mirrors the original. There is a love triangle that becomes more complicated as the story unfolds. Amina and Elvino are about to be married, but Lisa, who was once engaged to Elvino herself, still carries the flame.

About Motivation

Limor Tomer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

Fear is a great motivator. It gets us out of bed in the morning, it bathes us in adrenaline, and helps keep us on task and grounded. In moderation, fear can be our friend. But fear-based motivation gets toxic and counter-productive.

First Nighter: The Met's New 'Wozzeck' with Matthias Goerne Confidently Stepping In

David Finkle | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The first performance of the new Wozzeck production at the Metropolitan Opera House turned into one of those show-must-go-on episodes that turn up not...