Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Installation view of "The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), 2016, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ©2016 HYLA SKOPITZ, THE PHOTOGRAPH STUDIO, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘An Incongruous Object’: Cornelia Parker on Her Met Commission, a Hitchcock-Inspired Barn on the Roof

English artist Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), currently installed on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is a genre-busting showstopper. Parker has modestly called her 28-foot-tall sculpture, which is visible from pathways in Central Park, … Read More


Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York
Philip Guston, Painter III, 1963, oil on canvas. PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON/PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Retrospective
The Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annex for modern and contemporary art, opens today.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘In the Spirit of the Present Day’: The Met Gets Modern With a Major Donation of 19th-Century Painting, in 1930

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens the Met Breuer, its hotly anticipated annex for modern and contemporary art. Many have seen the Met Breuer as a way of bringing the Met up to date, making it an encyclopedic museum … Read More


Artists Features ,
Kerry James Marshall photographed in his Chicago studio on December 28, 2015. ©KATHERINE MCMAHON

The Painter of Modern Life: Kerry James Marshall Aims to Get More Images of Black Figures into Museums

The artist will be the subject of major traveling retrospective this year Read More


Reviews
Installation view of 'Unfinished' at the Met Breuer, New York, with Bassano's The Baptism of Christ (ca. 1590), Titian's The Flaying of Marsyas (probably 1570s), and another Titian, The Agony in the Garden (1558–62)MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS

When Titian Met Tuymans: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Elegantly Occupies the Whitney’s Breuer Building

Its signature opening show, ‘Unfinished,’ has 500 years of art and thrums with energy but flags as it nears the contemporary Read More


Morning Links News

Morning Links: Met Breuer Expectations Edition

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News
The Met's new logo. COURTESY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Here’s the Met’s Statement About Its New Logo

‘It represents something simple, bold, and indisputable: The Met is here for everyone’ Read More


News

Morning Links: Thoroughly Modern Met Edition

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Features
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


Market News The Talent
Phillip March Jones. COURTESY ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

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


Artists Features
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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.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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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Reviews
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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