Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art


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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.

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


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Faramarz Pilaram, Untitled, 1982, oil on canvas.

HOUMAN M. SARSHAR COLLECTION, NEW YORK.

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Overshadowed by revolution, sanctions, and outdated notions of the Modern, Iran’s vibrant postwar art scene is coming into focus at the Asia Society Read More


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Grete Stern’s gelatin silver print Sueño No. 1: “Articulos eléctricos para 
el hogar” (Dream No. 1: “Electrical Appliances for the Home”), ca. 1950, was made 40 years before Photoshop.

Pix Before Pixels

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum showcases manipulated photographs from the pre-digital age Read More


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Magdalene Odundo, Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991.

African Art: Beyond the Masks

As more museums collect works by contemporary artists from Africa, curators are divided about whether to exhibit them alongside traditional objects from the continent Read More


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Deborah Kass, 16 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992, 
a Warhol-inspired series with wit and irony added.

Warhol Warhol Everywhere

A quarter century after Andy Warhol’s death, his work resonates more than ever. Several museum
exhibitions are focusing on his influence in painting, photography, film, performance, and more Read More


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Both Members of This Club, 1909, by George Bellows.

Urban Studies

George Bellows, Action Painter Read More


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“My role will be different than it ever could have been at the Met,” says Tinterow of his new position in Houston.

Thinking Big

Gary Tinterow returns to Texas to run the Museum of Fine Arts—and to grow it even larger Read More


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British curator Sheena Wagstaff has been hired to expand the venerable museum’s contemporary-art programming

Bringing the Met Up to Date

British curator Sheena Wagstaff has been hired to expand the venerable museum’s contemporary-art programming Read More


Looking at Art
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Turning Over a New Leaf

When the Ming succumbed to the Qing, many rebel scholar-artist-officials became landscape painters who forged new, singular styles Read More


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In With the Old

With portraits of men of color in trendy ghetto gear posed in attitudes copied from the Old Masters, Kehinde Wiley aims to ‘make paintings that matter in the 21st century’ Read More


Investigations
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm)  ⓒ 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC

UPDATED: A Long Lost Leonardo

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication Read More


Looking at Art
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Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing

Richard Serra on sketching, mapping, rolling, stapling, cutting, and the other techniques he used to make the works in his Met drawings retrospective. Read More


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Moving Targets

A veteran painter argues that the nude motion studies of Muybridge and Eakins are unjustly notorious—when they should be celebrated for influencing generations of modern artists. Read More