Metropolitan Museum of Art
WHAT: Photography and the American Civil WarWHEN: April 2 – September 2WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 5th Avenue at 82nd Street, New YorkWHY THIS SHOW MATTERS: Those who didn't get enough of Abraham Lincoln from Steven Spielberg's recent film...
Announced last week, cosmetic magnate Leonard Lauder’s extraordinary gift of 78 Cubist works to the Metropolitan Museum of Art instantly transforms the museum into a formidable citadel of modern art. The roster reads like an acquisitor’s...
NEW YORK — Yesterday the Metropolitan Museum, long-maligned for the comparative paucity of its modern and contemporary holdings, received a treasure trove of 78 Cubist artworks from collector and cosmetics magnate Leonard Lauder. Valued at a whopping $1...
Last week, I finally visited the Met’s stellar exhibition, “Matisse: In Search of True Painting.” The show was, as I hoped, a refreshingly engaging experience that breaks down Henri Matisse’s meticulous and academic painting process into sections,...
WHAT: George BellowsWHEN: November 15 – February 18, 2013WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New YorkWHY THIS SHOW MATTERS: American painter George Bellows is best recognized for his depictions of boxers caught in the throes of...
Our most-talked-about stories in Visual Art, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Style, and Performing Arts, November 12 - 16, 2012:ART— No sales slump this week for New York auction houses, which had an epic series of record-breaking sales,...
NEW YORK — Two Metropolitan Museum of Art members filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court yesterday alleging that the historically free, public institution has been deceiving visitors into paying entry fees.A (recently raised) fee of $25 is the...
Two weeks ago, federal authorities broke open a Manhattan storage unit to discover $20 million worth of allegedly looted ancient bronze and sandstone statues. The cache of suspicious treasure belongs to Subhash Kapoor, an Indian-born, New York-based art...
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