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One of the Largest Collections of Michelangelo’s Art is Coming to the Met This November

We all know the work of Michelangelo. From David and the Pieta, those marble masterworks which marry white austerity to a luxury of sculpted detail, to the incredible visual opulence of the Sistine Chapel murals, his art is one of the first things we think of when we hear the word. The Florentine lived from […]



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A sculpture of a bull by artist Adrián Villar Rojas.

Adrián Villar Rojas Has a Rooftop Exhibit at the Met

Adrián Villar Rojas, Argentinian artist and worldwide exhibitor, was exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was struck by the way that the museum, any museum, removes things from daily life and “freezes” them. “In some way or another, I wanted to play with the doodles of culture,” the thirty-seven-year-old said of his project […]



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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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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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A photograph of the Metropolitan Museum of Art taken at night. The museum is located in New York, NY.

Fashion Masterworks Exhibit Coming to the Met

Some criticize fashion design as being something less than “real art” because it seems to be so ephemeral. But fashion, like literature and more traditional art, reflects the events and attitudes of the age in which it was created. Some creators of fashion design have transcended trendiness to take artistic risks and make statements about […]



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Are Museums Becoming More Inclusive?

Back in April of 2015, during the opening of the Whitney Museum, Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech about how museums aren’t very welcoming towards people of color. “You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers, and they think to […]



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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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Punk: Chaos to Couture Press Preview by Lauren Santo Domingo

Metropolitan Museum Goes Punk

Last year’s fashion week exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, did not fund the success the museum had hoped for. That, combined with the general feel that NYC’s fashion scene has become far too polite and reformed, is what makes the Met’s exhibition this year so surprising and exciting. It’s called […]



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