Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art


News
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


Features
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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


Features

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


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The Morgan Behind the Morgan

A restoration of J. P. Morgan's library illuminates lesser-known aspects of the collector and his treasures . Read More


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The Five-Year Plan

How the Met and the Whitney came to share an iconic Warhol. Read More


Features
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‘Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid’

In an effort to connect with visitors who feel bored, overwhelmed, or confused, museums are using focus groups, comment boards, and even full-time evaluators to help rethink and rewrite texts in the galleries. Read More


Investigations
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Why It’s a Michelangelo

A painting in the Metropolitan long attributed to the circle of Francesco Granacci is really by Michelangelo— according to experts who cite underdrawings, imagery, and aspects of the artist's own biography as clues. Read More


Profiles
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When Irving Penn Shot Real Women

The nudes Steichen found problematic. Read More


Investigations
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The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More


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Making Art Speak

Three museum directors discuss the challenges, thrills, frustrations, and future of their profession. Three museum directors discuss the challenges, thrills, frustrations, and future of their profession Read More