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To Give and Give Not

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Breaking a promise -- or changing one's mind, whatever you want to call it -- to donate money or objects to a museum (or any other nonprofit institution) is rare, but it does happen, sometimes in spectacular fashion.

The Next Alexander McQueen?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style

The best thing for a fashion designer's career? Get an exhibit at the Met. After this year's blockbuster "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibit...

PHOTOS: Richard Serra's Lighter Side

Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts

Richard Serra: The Drawings, organized by the Menil Collection in Houston at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is much more ephemeral than most of the c...

Planning A Trip To The Big Apple? Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In New York City

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in New York City can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, ...

'Savage Beauty' One Of The Met's Top 10 Exhibits

Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition came to an end last night, but it has already considered one of the Met's...

Egyptian Pharaoh Statue Comes To NY For 10 Years

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A colossal, 4,000-year-old statue of a seated Egyptian pharaoh will be visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the ne...

Remembering Lucian Freud

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The death of great cultural figures always prompts us to assess their impact on art and, ultimately, on the way we perceive ourselves. The recent ...

A Summer Of Art Events In NYC

Posted 09.22.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) In keeping with tradition, the art world has taken its usual late-summer vacation, with many venues and events on hiatus in July a...

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...