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82nd & Fifth: AWKWARD by Cora Michael

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this drawing, Degas captures the movement of a young dancer in training with the Paris Opera Ballet. "So much about dance vocabulary has to do with...

82nd & Fifth: SHELLSHOCKED by Yassana Croizat-Glazer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Decorated with ceramic whelks, cockles, and moon snails, this mid-sixteenth century vessel reflects the period's fascination with exploring the natura...

82nd & Fifth: PREDATOR by Fiona Kidd

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This clasp was presumably worn by someone in a position of power who belonged to a mobile society in the Eurasian Steppes. "So rarely do we get a real...

82nd & Fifth: FACE by Joanne Pillsbury

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The eyes and mouth of this mask were likely inlaid with shells, which would have given the piece a more lifelike appearance in antiquity. "Being able ...

82nd & Fifth: CELESTIAL by Clare Vincent

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A three-dimensional map of the stars, this celestial globe features a mechanical device. "As a piece of purely decorative art, it holds its own with t...

82nd & Fifth: READING MATISSE by Rebecca Rabinow (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Rebecca Rabinow was awestruck when she discovered Matisse's illustrated book Jazz, which depicts subjects ranging from funerals to swords to k...

82nd & Fifth: ARRIVAL by Morrison Heckscher (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met was originally a self-contained structure in Central Park. The addition of the Great Hall reoriented the building to Fifth Avenue. "It serves ...

82nd & Fifth: BOY GENIUSES by Timothy B. Husband (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

It took three brothers ranging in age from about fourteen to twenty some four years to illuminate this exquisite work. "In the center of the book, the...

82nd & Fifth: NOSING AROUND by Julie Jones (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nose ornaments, which fit over the mouth, were fashionable with high-level men in the ancient Americas for hundreds of years. "It's a form of mask, a ...

82nd & Fifth: ACCIDENT by Samantha Rippner (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robert Rauschenberg used discarded printing plates from The New York Times to create this work, which he began in 1962. "It's just the start of what w...

82nd & Fifth: DREAM LOGIC with Joseph Scheier-Dolberg (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shitao was a monk for some forty years; he then went on to seek fame and fortune as a painter in Beijing. "This is a guy who's asking the question, 'W...

82nd & Fifth: BE PREPARED by Constance McPhee (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A highly trained engraver as well as a poet and a visionary, William Blake worked out of the mainstream. "He believed he saw angels and his art was su...

Fear of Plucking: Violins and Electric Guitars

Limor Tomer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

In an age where fusion of musical genres are increasingly commonplace, and where "mash ups" are regular DJ fare, there are still too few collaborations that jump disciplines and genres.

Flash Mob Of Musicians Surprises Everyone At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

If you happened to be walking around New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and caught sight of a group of musicians sprawled out on the floor of Charl...

It Is Decided, The Met Can Officially Take Your Money

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum must have breathed a giant sigh of relief this Wednesday, when Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich definitively ruled in favor of t...

82nd & Fifth: HEAD OF CLASS by Stuart Pyhrr

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This helmet's design features a siren whose tail splits into two and curls up on each side into a thick acanthus scroll. "You have a sense of an indep...

82nd & Fifth: THE DARK LORD by Kurt Behrendt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This work depicts the Buddhist deity Mahakala, which means the "great dark one" or "blackness," standing on a corpse and holding a knife and a skull. ...

82nd & Fifth: CENTERPIECE by Carlos A. Picón

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This statue of the god Dionysus is a Roman copy of a Greek original. The Greek work would have been a religious cult figure in a temple; the Roman obj...

82nd & Fifth: SHE by Jason Sun

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This statuette was made in China during the Golden Age of the Tang Dynasty, when a woman sat on the throne. "It also tells us a lot about human nature...

82nd & Fifth: IDENTITY by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This mechanical table's hidden buttons and wind-up mechanism almost magically revealed secret compartments. "This furniture allowed you to move in cer...

82nd & Fifth: BREAKTHROUGH by Thomas P. Campbell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Faded as it is, damaged as it is, it still almost moves me to tears that it survives." --Director Thomas P. Campbell on this rare Netherlandish tapes...

82nd & Fifth: EXPOSURE by Freyda Spira

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.03.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Albrecht Dürer employed merchants to sell this print across Europe; the work even made its way to India. "Prints interest me because they circulate i...

82nd & Fifth: BRICKS by Sarah B. Graff

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

These lions are made of individual bricks of clay, a formless material that through shaping, molding, and firing, became a beautiful, perfected thing....

82nd & Fifth: DOOMED by Sabine Rewald

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Otto Dix strove to capture the essence of a person. For example, the green, black, and brown in this work--the colors of money--reflect the sitter's p...

Groupon Wants To Charge You $18 To Visit A Free Museum

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

To offer free admission or to not offer free admission? That is the question New York's biggest art house always seems to struggle with. The Metrop...