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Morning Links: Thoroughly Modern Met Edition

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Installation view of “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010” at MoMA, which did not use wall texts. COURTESY MOMA

Wall Talk: Do We Even Need Museum Wall Labels?

There was a time when the labels and texts in museum shows were matter-of-fact explanations—the artist, title, date, medium, and then a few informative words from the curator. But as exhibitions have become more extravagant, provocative, and controversial, attended by … Read More


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Phillip March Jones Tapped as New Director of Andrew Edlin Gallery

Andrew Edlin Gallery announced today that Phillip March Jones will be its new director. Newly relocated to the Lower East Side, the New York–based gallery was previously overseen by Becca Hoffman, who will continue to direct the Outsider Art Fair.Jones … Read More


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A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More


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Cornelia Parker Will Have a Show on the Roof of the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Roof Garden will play host to an installation by British sculptor Cornelia Parker. The commissioned work is still in-progress, but Parker had this to say, in an interview with The … Read More


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Morning Links: Larry Gagosian’s Carriage House Edition

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John Singer Sargent, Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife, 1885, oil on canvas, 20¼" × 24¼". ©CRYSTAL BRIDGES, MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS/CRYSTAL BRIDGES, MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS

John Singer Sargent at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jennifer Russell, Associate Director of Exhibitions at the Met, Will Retire in December

Thomas P. Campbell, the director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, announced that Jennifer Russell, the museum’s associate director of exhibitions, plans to retire at the end of December. Russell, who has worked in this role since … Read More


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Season Three of the Met’s ‘Artist Project’ Series Is Now Online

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art posted the third season of its acclaimed online video series The Artist Project, in which artists from around the world are asked to pick an object from the Met’s collection and talk about … Read More


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A Look at the Met’s Top 10 Most Visited Exhibitions of All Time

‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ comes in at number five Read More


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Met Names Barbara Drake Boehm Senior Curator of The Cloisters

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Barbara Drake Boehm will be the Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator at the museum’s medieval-art annex, the Cloisters, where she is currently a curator. In this newly created position, Boehm will … Read More


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Met Appoints Stephen C. Pinson Curator of Photography

Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has named Stephen C. Pinson curator of the museum’s photography department, effective November 2. Pinson has served as the Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography and as the … Read More


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Installation view of 'China: Through the Looking Glass.' ©THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Met To Remain Open Until Midnight for Final Weekend of ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’

As “China: Through the Looking Glass” comes to the end of its run, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will stay open until midnight, the New York Times reports.The museum will be open three hours later than usual on September 4 and … Read More


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The Breuer building, prior to the Met's planned renovations. ©EZRA STOLLER/ESTO

Met’s Breuer Annex Will Be Renovated Ahead of March Opening, Will Include a ‘Book Bar’

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York detailed its plans for the Met Breuer, the museum’s annex for modern and contemporary art, which is set to open in March 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s former, Marcel … Read More