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The Met Museum Presents THE SACRED LUTE: THE ART OF OSTAD ELAHI, 8/5-1/11The Met Museum Presents THE SACRED LUTE: THE ART OF OSTAD ELAHI, 8/5-1/11
July 30, 2014

Ostad Elahi (1895–1974) was a renowned Persian musician, thinker, and jurist whose transformative work in the art of tanb?r—an ancient, long-necked lute—paralleled his innovative approach to the quest... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents THOMAS HART BENTON'S AMERICA TODAY MURAL REDISCOVERED, 9/30-4/19The Met Museum Presents THOMAS HART BENTON'S AMERICA TODAY MURAL REDISCOVERED, 9/30-4/19
July 28, 2014

The exhibition Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan ... (more...)


Thomas Hart Benton's AMERICA TODAY On View Starting 9/30 at Met MuseumThomas Hart Benton's AMERICA TODAY On View Starting 9/30 at Met Museum
July 28, 2014

The exhibition Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan ... (more...)


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces an Annual Attendance of 6.2 MillionThe Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces an Annual Attendance of 6.2 Million
July 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 6.2 million people—from New York City, the tri-state area, across the United States, and 187 foreign countries—visited the Museum during the fiscal year t... (more...)


Mid-Year Highlights in the Art World: Koons, Donovan, Minkisi and MoreMid-Year Highlights in the Art World: Koons, Donovan, Minkisi and More
by Barry Kostrinsky - July 17, 2014

Half of 2014 is behind us. What was new and different, exciting and outrageous, unpredictable and surprising in the NY art world? That's right, not much. Like a large yacht the art world turns slowly.... (more...)


The Metropolitan Museum Receives Donation of 44 Glass Works by Carlo Scarpa from David Landau and Marie-Rose KahaneThe Metropolitan Museum Receives Donation of 44 Glass Works by Carlo Scarpa from David Landau and Marie-Rose Kahane
July 14, 2014

Forty-four works in glass by renowned Italian architect Carlo Scarpa—created during his 15-year collaboration with Venini Glassworks in Venice between 1932 and 1947—have been donated by Dr. David Land... (more...)


Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Appoints Iria Candela and Beatrice Galilee to New CuratorshipsDirector and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Appoints Iria Candela and Beatrice Galilee to New Curatorships
July 11, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the two appointees who will inaugurate new curatorships within the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Bo... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents DEATH BECOMES HER: A CENTURY OF MOURNING ATTIRE, 10/21-2/1The Met Museum Presents DEATH BECOMES HER: A CENTURY OF MOURNING ATTIRE, 10/21-2/1
July 01, 2014

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, The Costume Institute's first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Anna Wintour Costume Center from Octo... (more...)


Paintings by BP Travel Award 2013 Winner Sophie Ploeg are Now on Display at the The National Portrait GalleryPaintings by BP Travel Award 2013 Winner Sophie Ploeg are Now on Display at the The National Portrait Gallery
June 27, 2014

The work of BP Travel Award 2013 winner Sophie Ploeg, a Bristol-based Dutch Artist, is on display at this year's BP Portrait Award. Having studied Art & Architectural History at universities in The Ne... (more...)


The Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives a $5.4 Million Gift from David M. Rubenstein to Renovate Its Renwick GalleryThe Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives a $5.4 Million Gift from David M. Rubenstein to Renovate Its Renwick Gallery
June 23, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today a $5.4 million gift from David M. Rubenstein for the renovation of its Renwick Gallery. The gift completes the private fundraising goal for the capi... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents Sunday at the Met: A Conversation on Glamour and Charles James  with Designer Zac Posen and Curator Jan Glier Reeder, 6/22The Met Museum Presents Sunday at the Met: A Conversation on Glamour and Charles James with Designer Zac Posen and Curator Jan Glier Reeder, 6/22
June 17, 2014

Fashion designer Zac Posen and Charles James exhibition co-curator Jan Glier Reeder discuss James's glamour, technique, and enduring impact on fashion in general, and on Posen in particular. From ele... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents SOL LEWITT: WALL DRAWING #370, 6/30-9/7The Met Museum Presents SOL LEWITT: WALL DRAWING #370, 6/30-9/7
June 12, 2014

Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions will be installed at The Metropolitan... (more...)


Metropolitan Museum Announces Launch of New Interactive Web Feature, ONE MET. MANY WORLDS.Metropolitan Museum Announces Launch of New Interactive Web Feature, ONE MET. MANY WORLDS.
June 12, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of One Met. Many Worlds., a new interactive feature that is presented in 11 languages on the Museum's... (more...)


Morrison H. Heckscher to Retire and Become Curator Emeritus at Metropolitan Museum and Sylvia L. Yount Appointed to Head American WingMorrison H. Heckscher to Retire and Become Curator Emeritus at Metropolitan Museum and Sylvia L. Yount Appointed to Head American Wing
June 11, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that preeminent American art scholar Morrison H. Heckscher will retire on June 30, following 13 years as Lawrenc... (more...)


Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas P. Campbell Announces Five Senior Staff PromotionsDirector and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas P. Campbell Announces Five Senior Staff Promotions
June 11, 2014

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced five senior staff promotions: (more...)


The Met Museum Presents P.S. ART 2014: CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT OF NYC KIDS, 6/10-8/25The Met Museum Presents P.S. ART 2014: CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE SPIRIT OF NYC KIDS, 6/10-8/25
June 08, 2014

For three months this summer, works of art in all media by 106 of New York City's most talented public school students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D.... (more...)


P.S. Art 2014 on View at Metropolitan Museum this SummerP.S. Art 2014 on View at Metropolitan Museum this Summer
June 07, 2014

For three months this summer, works of art in all media by 106 of New York City's most talented public school students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D.... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents GARRY WINOGRAND, 6/27-9/21The Met Museum Presents GARRY WINOGRAND, 6/27-9/21
June 06, 2014

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will open at The Metro... (more...)


Jewish Museum to Present From the Margins, 7/12/14-2/1/15Jewish Museum to Present From the Margins, 7/12/14-2/1/15
by Jillian Gaier - June 02, 2014

Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and Norman Lewis (1909-1979) were major contributors to Abstract Expressionism but as a woman and as an African American, respectively, they were often overlooked by the leadin... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents ASSYRIA TO IBERIA AT THE DAWN OF THE CLASSICAL AGE, 9/22-1/4The Met Museum Presents ASSYRIA TO IBERIA AT THE DAWN OF THE CLASSICAL AGE, 9/22-1/4
May 23, 2014

At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous sw... (more...)


Metropolitan Museum of Art Offers Digital Download of Over 400,000 ArtworksMetropolitan Museum of Art Offers Digital Download of Over 400,000 Artworks
May 23, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is committed to making a broad range of digital images of artworks in the public domain widely and freely available for scholarly and academic publication. To assist in ... (more...)


The Met Museum Presents GARRY WINOGRAND, 6/27-9/21The Met Museum Presents GARRY WINOGRAND, 6/27-9/21
May 23, 2014

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—will open at The Metro... (more...)


National Museum of the Pacific War Opens Sketches of a Black Cat Exhibit TodayNational Museum of the Pacific War Opens Sketches of a Black Cat Exhibit Today
May 22, 2014

Today, May 22, 2014 the National Museum of the Pacific War will premiere the temporary exhibit Sketches of a Black Cat. The exhibit will bring to life Pilot Howard Miner's writings, sketches and histo... (more...)


National Museum of the Pacific War to Open Sketches of a Black Cat Exhibit, 5/22National Museum of the Pacific War to Open Sketches of a Black Cat Exhibit, 5/22
May 19, 2014

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Smithsonian Scientists Link Fish Larva from Florida to New Species of Sea BassSmithsonian Scientists Link Fish Larva from Florida to New Species of Sea Bass
May 14, 2014

Identifying larval stages of marine fishes in the open ocean is difficult because the young fishes often bear little or no resemblance to the adults they will become. Confronted with a perplexing fish... (more...)



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