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A photo taken from the outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY.

The Mystery Behind the Met Director’s Sudden Resignation

Last week, Thomas P. Campbell resigned from his position as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The news sent shock waves throughout the art community. Nobody saw it coming, since there was no formal indication that anything was wrong. But according to the New York Times, there was a lot going on behind the […]

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A picture of a statue taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

375,000 Images Now Available for Public Use, Courtesy of the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art just uploaded 375,000 images to Creative Commons, meaning that the public can now use these images free-of-charge, without any copyright restrictions. The recently posted photos are part of an initiative called “Open Access.” The idea is to grant students, teachers, historians, and journalists the right to use these images for […]

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A photo of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For a Limited Time Only, You Can Workout at the Met

“When we go to a museum, we’re encouraged to only bring our heads, not our bodies.” Those are the words of Limer Tomer, General Manager of MetLiveArts, which is the performance branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. That sentiment is the impetus behind the Met’s newest public class: the Museum Workout. The […]

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The Met.

Met to Halt Expansion on Chipperfield Project

So much for the new expansions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The $600 million expansion project will be put on hold after museum officials announced last month that they would be changing focus from the new project to figuring out what to do about their $10 million deficit. The museum […]

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The red PsychoBarn against an early evening sky.

PsychoBarn: America’s Favorite Horror House

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden has been a site for art and architecture shows for nearly 20 years now, with varying degrees of popular success. But their newest installation will definitely reach a good level of popular acclaim. “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” by Cornelia Parker is a departure from the British sculptor’s usual milieu […]

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Perugino's The Resurrection.

MMOA Sued for Racist Paintings

It’s no secret that much of Western art—the kind that often ends up in places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art—features veritable oceans of white people. And while that’s not great overall, one Manhattan man is very angry at the Met for including four paintings in its collection that depict Jesus Christ as a blond-haired […]

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Punk: Chaos to Couture Press Preview by Lauren Santo Domingo

#TBT Metropolitan Museum Goes Punk

  Punk was seriously revitalized in 2013, with designers, museums, and musicians paying homage to the iconic counterculture. This article, originally posted on February 13th, 2013, highlighted Punk: From Chaos to Couture, an acclaimed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Last year’s fashion week exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, […]

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The Enduring Influence of ‘The Art of War’

“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War This inspiring string of words found in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of the most quoted lines from the text because of its ability to transcend the military audience it was originally intended […]

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Qureshi's rooftop art reflects on the current state of violence in the world.

On Violence and Hope: The Met’s Rooftop Garden Hosts Imran Qureshi

New York City’s many incredible museums aren’t just great to visit on rainy days, especially with The Met utilizing rooftop space to feature exhibits this summer and fall. From May 14th through November 3rd, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a collection entitled, The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi. Utilizing the abundant space within […]

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