Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lisa Yuskavage.


‘Let’s Break the Internet!’: The Artist Project at the Met

“This!” Deborah Kass said to me last Wednesday evening, as if it were obvious. We were standing on the steps of the Temple of Dendur, trading favorite museums. She gestured at the sprawl of the Metropolitan Museum of Art around … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011. ©DONATA WENDERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.


Morning Links: NSA Art Edition

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper]China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of total … Read More

Colonial Williamsburg.


Morning Links: Colonial Williamsburg Edition

According to the latest annual report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), written by the economist Clare McAndrew, the art market is at an all-time high, with more than €51 billion traded internationally last year. But almost half of the total … Read More

Cindy Sherman icons


Morning Links: Cindy Sherman Emoji Edition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Daniel H. Weiss, the president of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, as its new president. [The New York Times]David Anderson, director general of National Museum Wales, says UK arts funding is in a “severe” crisis. … Read More

Larry Clark at the Deauville Film Festival. 


Morning Links: Larry Clark Edition

“New Work,” director and photographer Larry Clark’s new art series and limited edition skate shoe made in collaboration with luxury shoe designer Eugène Riconneaus, debuted this week in Paris.  [Complex]A State Hermitage Museum employee has been arrested in connection to the … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Details from two folios of the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paper. COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Sunday, February 22 Read More

An installation view of the exhibition 'Pierre Huyghe. IN. BORDER. DEEP.' at Hauser & Wirth London, 2014. HUGO GLENDINNING/©PIERRE HUYGHE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Pierre Huyghe Will Have a Show on the Met’s Roof This Year

There are few venues in New York more high profile than the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and each year rumors spread about who is going to be in the annual show the museum stages there, which usually … Read More

Cindy Sherman and Julian Schnabel at the Whitney Gala.COURTESY OF BILLY FARRELL

Brutal Breakup: Whitney Says Bye-Bye to Breuer Building With One Last Blowout

Last night, the Whitney Museum’s annual Gala & Studio Party took the form of a going away bash, marking the museum’s final event in the historic Breuer Building before moving to its new downtown home and reopening on May Day … Read More

'The Cathedrals of Art' (1942), Florine Stettheimer's unfinished final work, which is owned by the Met.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Met Announces Opening Date, Show at Whitney’s Breuer Building

For the past three years, ever since the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would take over the Whitney’s Breuer building for at least eight years, there has been endless speculation about what it will do there. Now The … Read More


Here’s Some Advice for Young Art Historians From a Former Director of the Met

A colleague was recently reading John McPhee’s excellent and epic 1967 New Yorker profile of Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Hoving, and drew my attention to a passage that offers some sage advice for anyone pursuing a career in the art industry.Here’s the … Read More

Ban's Paper Log House in 1995 in Kobe, Japan. TAKANOBU SAKUMA/COURTESY PRITZKER PRIZE

Morning Links: Shigeru Ban Edition

Deborah Solomon on the Delaware Art Museum’s deaccessioning efforts. [The New York Times]Sotheby’s released its results for the first half of 2014, reporting a 24 percent increase in auction sales. [CNN Money]“Artist Ryan McGinness’s edgy but still official-looking red-and-black signs … Read More

A still from 'The Queen.'

Morning Links: ‘The Queen’ Edition

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets discuss their 89plus project. [NYT]Here’s a profile of Emily Rafferty, who is stepping down as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Wall Street Journal]And here’s a profile of the Met’s Clare Vincent, who is in … Read More

The Met.


New ID Card May Give New Yorkers Free Met Access

A proposed citywide identification card for New Yorkers, announced earlier this month, may also come with a free membership to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Times reports.The card is mostly aimed at making it easier for undocumented … Read More