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Metropolitan Museum of Art
‘Death Is Elsewhere’ When Beauty Is Present
NEW YORK—Sweet acoustic melodies floated out of The Met's Robert Lehman Wing court as I peered down from one floor above the exhibition “Death Is Elsewhere,” going on until Sept. 2. As ...
July 28, 2019
Be a Pig This Year (After You Learn What It Means)
There are usually two times a year when I introspect deeply: the New Year and my birthday. Since ...
June 18, 2019
Rembrandt’s Inner Life: Alive at The Met
NEW YORK—A few years back, I wrote about one of the royal British portrait painters who often referred ...
June 16, 2019
Rembrandt’s Prints Take You Inside His Creative Genius
NEW YORK—I’m often surprised how small certain famous works of art actually are. Rembrandt van Rijn’s “Self-Portrait Etching ...
May 18, 2019
Conveying Inner Spirit: Figural Representations in Chinese Art
“Rendering humans is the most difficult. Next are landscapes, and after that are dogs and horses. Terraces and ...
January 2, 2019
The Humble and Noble Nature of Northern Renaissance Art
There’s a prevailing attitude among some art enthusiasts that art that isn’t contemporary isn’t relevant. The Metropolitan Museum ...
October 28, 2018
The Gentlemanly Stone: A Passion for Jade at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In China, the most beloved and revered hard stone of all is jade, a symbol of purity and ...
July 1, 2018
Leonardo to Matisse at The Met
NEW YORK—Artistic endeavors usually begin with a drawing. As if taking a cue from "the first art historian," ...
October 11, 2017
Rethinking Rodin as a Bridge
NEW YORK—If you were asked to imagine a sculpture, you would likely conjure an image of a robust man ...
September 29, 2017
Two Gems in the ‘Gilded Age Drawings at The Met’ Exhibition
NEW YORK—Once in a while, The Metropolitan Museum of Art brings out of its storage vaults some of its ...
August 29, 2017
Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings Reunited at The Met
NEW YORK—Expressions of denial, guilt, and regret are written all over the faces of the main figures in ...
April 20, 2017
Asia Week New York, a Global Hub for Art Lovers in Spring 2017
NEW YORK—Come spring next year, New York will become the hub for Asian art. Connoisseurs, collectors, scholars, art ...
December 13, 2016
Guido Cagnacci’s Eccentric ‘Repentant Magdalene’
NEW YORK—His contemporaries called him "il genio bizzaro" (the bizarre genius), and he signed his paintings, "Guido Cagnacci ...
November 15, 2016
Valentin de Boulogne Unfolds the Unrelenting Drama of Life
NEW YORK—Walk into the exhibition on Valentin de Boulogne at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and you risk ...
October 17, 2016
The Met Features Medieval Jerusalem as Destination of Choice, Symbol of Tolerance
The phenomenon of "Jerusalem fever", as it was described in medieval times, gripped and tugged merchants, artisans, scholars, ...
September 29, 2016
Met Gala: Katy Perry, Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift and What We Were Reminded Of
Met Gala 2016 is over—let the fashion scrutiny begin. This year's theme of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an ...
May 3, 2016
The Oldest and Most Important Chinese Painting Masterpieces at the MET
It is not often that a Chinese painting on rice paper survives over 1,000 years so that we ...
December 9, 2015
What This Velázquez Portrait Says About the Way Modern People See
There's a difference between viewing and perceiving.
April 28, 2015
Matthew James Collins
What Happened to the Blockbuster Art Exhibition?
A blockbuster art exhibition can double the annual attendance of an art museum and pull in significant amounts ...
December 3, 2014
Book Review: ‘Rendez-Vous With Art,’ by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford
Stendhal wrote about feeling faint in the presence of great art. Goethe said that merely knowing that a ...
October 15, 2014
Painter Spotlight: Jacob Collins, ‘The Poignancy of Life’
Jacob Collins (born 1964) started painting at an early age, copying Old Master paintings in the Metropolitan Museum ...
September 30, 2014
Wim Van Aalst
The Metropolitan Museum and Others Give Free One-Year Memberships to Municipal ID Holders
NEW YORK—Cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will offer ...
September 18, 2014
New York’s Frick Museum Plans Major Expansion
The Frick Collection, known for its old master paintings and European sculpture, said Tuesday it is planning a ...
June 10, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art Sued for Ambiguous Admission Fee, Alleges Lawsuit
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the city's most esteemed art institutions, has come under criticism for ...
March 7, 2013
Treasures from Italy Bring Renaissance to Met
In a few short weeks, 15 North Italian masterpieces currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...
August 22, 2012
The Met Celebrates Early American Art
After years of renovation, the Met has reopened the third and last part of the American wing.
April 19, 2012
Russia’s Arctic War Games Up the Ante on Unsettled North Pole Claims Tensions
Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights Gains Momentum
Democrats Seek to Withhold Pay to Force Impeachment Cooperation
CNN Producer Accused of Inappropriate Conduct Toward Female Colleagues: Undercover Video
Sen. Grassley Suspects Deep State May Bury ‘Spygate’ Report
Government Agencies Outline 2020 Election Security Strategy at Hearing
Hong Kong Police’s Use of Water Cannon at Mosque Draws Widespread Condemnation