Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Profiles

Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More

Funerary Carving (Malagan), Northern Ireland, 19th-20th century, wood, paint, opercula, and fiber. THE MICHAEL C. ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL COLLECTION, BEQUEST OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, 1979.
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The Metropolitan Museum’s Global Revolutionary

How the original Rockefeller Republican effected radical change by championing “Primitive” art Read More

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The Restitution Struggle: Malaise, Indifference, and Frustration

Decades after the effort began, hundreds of thousands of artworks and other objects looted from victims of the Holocaust have yet to be returned to the owners or their heirs
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Installation view of "The Cat Show," 2013. White Columns, New York City. PHOTO: JONATHAN GRASSI. COURTESY WHITE COLUMNS.
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Taking Cat Art Seriously

From a provocative upcoming Metropolitan Museum show to adoption-ready “purr-formers,” the art world is exploring the shock of the mew Read More

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Raft of the Medusa, 2004.
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Meet the Bruces: High Quality Comes to Brooklyn Museum

The collaborative tricksters Bruce High Quality Foundation offer love, chicanery, & more Read More

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Chasing Unicorns in Art Across the Ages

A herd of the magical, elusive creatures alights in uptown Manhattan, while others emerge in galleries and artist’s studios everywhere Read More

Micah Ganske, Industrial Ring Habitat, detail, 3-D print made with ABS and PLA polymers. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
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B.C. in 3-D: Rise of the MakerBot Printer

Artists and museums experiment with the possibilities of three-dimensional printing Read More

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Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof

A history of violence resonates in Imran Qureshi’s massive rooftop painting at the Metropolitan Museum, and in other shows by Benny Andrews, Nancy Spero, and more Read More

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The Civil War in Art, Then and Now

As several museums showcase works made at the time of the conflict, contemporary artists continue to reflect on its legacy Read More

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Dome Improvement—What’s an Art Museum Doing in Rockaway Beach?

MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 is the latest in a wave of museum outposts that are humble, nimble, and temporary, offering free admission—and much more than art Read More

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Garry Winogrand: Rolls of a Lifetime

Garry Winogrand’s first retrospective in 25 years unites over 300 photographs culled from thousands of unmarked contact sheets Read More

Mochica, North Coast, possibly La Mina, Forehead Ornament with Feline Head and Octopus Tentacles Ending in Catfish Heads, 100 – 800 A.D., gold, chrysocolla, and shells. MUSEO DE LA NACIÓN, LIMA, PHOTO ©DANIEL GIANNONI.
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The Art That Made Peru Peru

Three millennia, 350 objects, and one national identity are featured in an ambitious show at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts Read More

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Board Expression: Going Wild with Wood

Museum of Arts & Design showcases objects that toy with our expectations about a utilitarian material Read More

Faramarz Pilaram, Untitled, 1982, oil on canvas.

HOUMAN M. SARSHAR COLLECTION, NEW YORK.
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The Other Modernism: Rediscovering Iran’s Avant-Garde

Overshadowed by revolution, sanctions, and outdated notions of the Modern, Iran’s vibrant postwar art scene is coming into focus at the Asia Society Read More