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Dead Ball at the Met

Michael Busch | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Busch

As the title of this most recent exhibit indicates, the cards on display date from the so-called "dead ball era," a period when home runs were rarely hit, and when the small-change tactics of today's game were the chief engines of run production.

82nd & Fifth: BELOW THE SURFACE by Ian Alteveer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Ian Alteveer admits that it took a while to discover the wonderful secrets of Jasper Johns' White Flag; for example, each star had been cut ou...

82nd & Fifth: FANTASY by Femke Speelberg

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

These etchings comprise designs for elaborate costumes--not actually meant to be worn--all made up of Greek architectural elements that morph together...

Punk Fashion on View at the Met... But You Can Collect It Right Here

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

We cordially invite you to behold some of the best punk photography -- and punk fashion -- assembled anywhere.

82nd & Fifth: FRENCH DRESSING by Harold Koda

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Poiret constructed this garment by taking one fifteen-foot-long piece of fabric, twisting it, and connecting it with just one seam, leaving openi...

82nd & Fifth: NOISE by Maryan W. Ainsworth

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Van Eyck's "Crucifixion" and "The Last Judgment" depict scenes filled with wild details--shifting winds, the Virgin collapsing, torture in hell--that ...

82nd & Fifth: PHENOMENON by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bartolomeo Cristofori designed the piano as a touch-sensitive instrument--giving the player control over the sound's softness or loudness--which was a...

Now Maine's Largest Museum

Henry Miller | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Henry Miller

With 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, it's small by museum standards. The Colby Museum's significance comes from both the outsized role that Maine has played in the history of American art.

Rogues' Gallery a Scandal-Plague Book on the History of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Grundvig | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

New dirt, more scandals. They pour out of a book that profiles the curators, city planners and barons of American high society, anyone with oversized egos, through a dual thread that captures the history of New York City and the United States.

82nd & Fifth: STARTING OVER by Lizzie Cleland

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fewer than six feet high, this modest tapestry--woven in wool and a bit of silk thread--depicts a simple yet charming country scene. "[It] is almost t...

82nd & Fifth: BUNDLE OF EMOTIONS by Yaëlle Biro

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Created in an egalitarian society that disappeared around A.D. 1400, this expressive figure's mouth is open, and its nostrils and ears are marked. "It...

82nd & Fifth: EPHEMERAL by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This hair ornament features gold dragonflies encrusted with gems sitting on dandelion puffs. "I think [Tiffany] looked at this with special eyes and t...

82nd & Fifth: CINEMATIC by Helen Evans

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of a group, this plate may have been used in elaborate dinners where it was a competition as to who could most accurately fill in the dramatic nar...

82nd & Fifth: LINE by Sheila Canby

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This drawing was created by an artist using a reed pen that produced both narrow and wide lines, as well as calligraphic curves. Curator Sheila Canby ...

82nd & Fifth: MOTION PICTURE by Asher Miller

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this painting, Delacroix depicts a dramatic scene from the novel "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott, which was popular in France in the 1820s. "It's a s...

The Met Museum Isn't the Only One With Cool Admission Tags

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's iconic museum admission button -- and its retirement from service last week -- we're celebrating the creativity of admission tags, stickers, and tickets at other museums around the world. Did we miss your favorite?

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up: July 9, 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable CATCH-UP: July 9, 2013 The Met, Mad, FMIT, Punk Fashion, Wood Sculpture, John Malkovich... Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 20...

82nd & Fifth: MONSTERS by Kiki Karoglou

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Originally painted in bright colors, this marble sphinx has the head of a young woman, the body of a young lioness, avian wings, and a snakelike tail....

82nd & Fifth: FASHION PLATE by Pierre Terjanian

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Meant to be worn in a ceremonial context, this dazzling armor was inspired by contemporary civilian fashion--complete with puffed sleeves that were pi...

82nd & Fifth: PARADOX by Maryam Ekhtiar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This twenty-two-karat solid gold case, decorated with mythical beasts and crowned by a bird, contains a brown stone covered with gold--an imitation of...

82nd & Fifth: HEALER by Jim Draper

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Just inches tall, this clay model likely took the artist only minutes to create. However, "What may initially look like a few blobs upon contemplation...

America's Top Museums Ranked In New Poll

Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

The iconic bronze lions who guard the main entrance of Chicago's Art Institute now have one more reason to be proud. The Art Institute of Chicago h...

SAY GOODBYE TO THE BUTTONS

Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

Today marks the end of an era, dear readers. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to do away with its iconic button system, replacing the...

Rejuvenation in Rubens, and at the Met

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Walter Liedtke, the painting's curator, who disagrees with much of what I am about to say about this painting. If you want responsible historiography, you should consult with him; I myself speak, as ever, as a practitioner and enthusiast of painting, responsible to no eye but my own.

82nd & Fifth: MOTION by Marla Prather

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Calder developed the mobile, which is moved by a gentle touch of the hand or by air currents, at a time when other artists were interested in communic...