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MoMA Sells Rare Masterpiece, Reuniting Rockefeller Treasures in Houston - Bloomberg

In 1938, Nelson Rockefeller, the 30-year-old scion of one of America’s greatest banking families, commissioned two modern French painters to decorate …

Museums of Fine Arts

How One Mathew Brady Photograph May Have Helped Elect Abraham Lincoln

Before his graphic photographs of the Civil War made him America's best-known pioneering photojournalist, Mathew Brady had a New York studio …

National Portrait Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 140,000+ Artistic Images from Its Collections Available on Archive.org

As an Open Culture reader, you might already know the Internet Archive, often simply called "Archive.org," as an ever expanding trove of wonders, …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plant Bible Revival: The Conservation of a 15th-Century Herbal, Then and Now

This magnificent 15th-century herbal, which has been in The Met collection for 73 years, was among the most damaged of the 186 books I treated thanks …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

A crowd sourced art gallery

To engage young European consumers, Mountain Dew teamed up with the provocative Dutch art group Chaotic Bastards, who curated and crowd sourced an …

Art

Rihanna's New Mystery Man Is Saudi Billionaire Hassan Jameel

Rihanna might, famously, not be looking for a man, but when she finds one, the internet is bound to track him down. On Monday, the singer was spotted in a pool in a villa in Spain with a then-unidentified man, setting off a cascade of theories by Twitter sleuths the world over. Less than 24 hours …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Adventure Town: Where to Find Thrills in NYC

Be they preschool or high school, kids want action. For them, a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art can’t compare with flying above it. Zipping …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

These Caterers Take Wedding Food to a Whole New Level

We get it—weddings are about celebrating the couple's commitment to one another and "frivolous" things like hors-d'oeuvres and entrées shouldn't be that important in the grand scheme of things. But take it from someone who still considers her wedding a failure because of a horrible chicken dish …

MOMA

Jan Fontein, historian of Asian art and former MFA director, dies at 89

As a boy growing up in the Netherlands, Jan Fontein found his calling as a museum director and art historian when he chanced upon an exhibit of …

Museums of Fine Arts

Museum of Napping

7 out of 10 Americans don't get enough sleep. Treated like a commodity, sleep is constantly traded in to meet the next deadline. At our museum, we …

The Arts

This AI Can Predict How Rich Your Neighborhood Is From Space

The patterns we use to organize ourselves in cities are visible to machines–and in a way that can predict the quality of our lives.<p>How do you identify a neighborhood’s affluence? Turns out, you can do it from space.<p>Th satellite mapping company DigitalGlobe tapped San Francisco design studio Stamen …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up …

MOMA

An Insider's Guide to Touring Bordeaux

SPRAWLING VINEYARDS, cavernous wine cellars, formal, interminable meals—that’s Bordeaux, right? Yes, but that’s only half the bottle. France’s fifth largest city, the riverside port of Bordeaux rivals Paris when it comes to historical monuments. Among the most notable head-turners: the 15th-century …

Museums of Contemporary Art

Photographer Captures Stunning Vertical Panoramas of Churches in NYC and Around the World

A photographer who got his start taking photos of NYC skyscrapers and church ceilings is now jet-setting around the world, capturing all he sees in …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art of Yong Qing Mansion / gad

<i>From the architect.</i> Museum of contemporary art of Yong Qing mansion is located at the intersection of the two vertical roads, facing the arterial …

Museums of Contemporary Art

Revolutionary Mexican Modernism exhibition highlights exclusive Kahlo and Rivera paintings

For nearly two decades, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has committed to presenting the greatest of Latin American art, so it’s too not surprising …

Museums of Fine Arts

John Mayer throws back Katy Perry's 'best' ex-lover compliment

Katy Perry may have ranked John Mayer as tops of her ex-lover list. But Mayer just doesn't care.<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine asked Mayer what he thought of the odd Perry compliment which surfaced earlier this month.<p>"I don't have a cool-enough thought for you. I've hacked this game. I pay very little of …

John Mayer

Eight high-tech tours in NYC

Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Adventure<p>Tap into your competitive side for an <i>Amazing Race</i>-style scavenger hunt through Times Square and Rockefeller …

American Museum of Natural History

Billionaire Steven Cohen Gives $50 Million Gift to Museum of Modern Art - Bloomberg

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen and his wife Alexandra gave $50 million to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for its capital campaign.<p>The unrestricted …

MOMA

Face of Senwosret III | Middle Kingdom | The Met

The face of Senwosret III is one of the most individual and recognizable in all of Egyptian art. The deep-set, heavy-lidded eyes, the thin lips, and …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Louvre may soon be surpassed as the most popular museum in the world

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is experiencing a level of administrative turmoil unmatched in its recent history. In February, Met director Tom Campbell resigned under a cloud of accusations about how his personal relationships impacted his management. The museum is also facing a budget …

Museums

9 pictures which prove a selfie-stick ban makes total sense

They are as ubiquitous as they are annoying. Now the selfie stick could be banned by the travel companies and boat operators co-ordinating swimming with dolphin expeditions.<p>The first global standards for trips to view whales and dolphins are being discussed in Durban this week, with selfie sticks …

MOMA

8 of the best, affordable weekend getaways in America

If you're smart when planning, putting together a budget-friendly weekend ≠ nixing all the things that make vacations most enjoyable. Here, 8 destinations where you'll find iconic attractions, gratis museum admission, highly-celebrated cheap eats, and chic but cost-effective accommodations.

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Ogden Nicholas Rood | Modern chromatics : with applications to art and industry | The Met

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Will Host a New Podcast About Modern Art

People<p>In a collaboration with MoMA and WNYC, the actress will explore contemporary art with guests like Questlove and RuPaul.<p>,<p>Get ready for a podcast …

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Lea Michele shows off her perfect physique in bikini during Hawaii trip

Aloha!<p>Lea Michele put her perfect physique on full display in a slew of swimsuit photos from her Hawaiian getaway that she shared with her nearly five million Instagram followers.<p>In the first of many swimsuit snapshots, Lea is rocking a skimpy bikini with bright orange bottoms that shows off her …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

When Reddit co-founder met Serena Williams, he wasn’t sure it was her

Before Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian met Serena Williams, he had never played tennis or watched a tennis match. And he wasn’t quite sure it was …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Check Out These 9 Museums in Kurashiki, Okayama Perfect for a Cultural Day Trip

Capturing Insta-worthy photos for your travel experiences might be the goal, but traveling to learn is just as important. People travel to witness …

Japan

Reddit's founder thought people in Silicon Valley were the hardest workers — until he met his fiancée, Serena Williams

Silicon Valley might be full of hard workers, but they've got nothing on Serena Williams.<p>That's what Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian learned when he started dating the tennis superstar, according to a new Vanity Fair profile on the couple.<p>Williams and Ohanian met in 2015 and are planning to get …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

An L.A. Gallerist Bought Out Warhol’s First Painting Show for $1,000—and Ended Up with $15 Million

Andy Warhol, <i>Campbell’s Soup Cans,</i> 1962. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Andy Warhol Foundation/ARS, NY/TM Licensed by Campbell’s Soup Co.When …

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