Art Galleries

At the Met, a Little-Known Mexican Masterpiece Commands the Renown it Deserves

Cristóbal de Villalpando’s colossal 17th century altarpiece is in good company at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where visitors flock from all over …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is It Time for a Woman to Run the Metropolitan Museum? Here Are 11 Candidates

People<p>Critics and commentators have suggested the museum hire a woman as director. We've taken the liberty of suggesting some names.<p>,<p>If you’ve …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Budapest: New life in old ruins

Unusual galleries and bars are attracting more and more tourists to the Hungarian capital's Jewish quarter. Unlike Hungary's prime minister, the …

Europe

Rare images of girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland to go on show in new photography exhibition

A new exhibition about the pioneers of photography will feature images of Alice Liddell as an adult

National Portrait Gallery

HAY Blends Retro Charm with Utilitarian Functionality in its Kitchen Line

Soho's MoMA Design Store hosts the Danish brand's new foray into kitchenware<p>Two years ago, I was thrilled to hear of yet another reason to shop at the design world darling MoMA Design Store. In Summer 2015, MoMA director of merchandising Emanuele Plat brought a beloved Danish brand, still largely …

MOMA

The Fused History of Two of Washington, D.C.'s Beloved Museums

It’s a cool April’s Day in Washington, D.C. The year is 1968. A group of women are huddled on a street corner, the majority African-American. Behind …

National Portrait Gallery

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Tue, Aug 22

1. The works of three international street artists converge at <i>TRIVIUM,</i> Vertical Gallery’s latest exhibit. The Ukrainian Village gallery is free to …

Museums of Contemporary Art

This is why Kate Middleton doesn't sign autographs

If you're hoping to get a framed napkin with the Duchess of Cambridge's signature on it for your bedroom wall, think again.<p>We've seen the Duchess of Cambridge try everything from pretzel-making to rowing on her recent royal visits, but there's one thing you won't catch the Duchess doing. …

National Portrait Gallery

'Botched' patient had 13 surgeries to look like Ivanka Trump

It looks like Ivanka Trump has met her match!<p>A woman named Tiffany has made it her mission to look just like the first daughter, undergoing a whopping 13 surgeries in one year. On Friday's episode of "Botched," she detailed her procedures to plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif. In fact, …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New NYC Museum Will be Dedicated to Poster Art

New Yorkers don’t have to venture far to see poster art because the city is plastered with it.<p>But that hasn’t deterred a group of poster enthusiasts who are planning to open what they say is New York City’s first museum devoted to the art form.<p>The museum, called Poster House, will be located in …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Censer Support | Maya | The Met

This hand-modeled flanged ceramic cylinder would have supported a bowl for the burning of incense for ritual purposes. A high-relief standing figure …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Selena Gomez Cuddles Up With The Weeknd While He Plays Video Games at Home

She can’t keep her hands to herself. <b>Selena Gomez</b> seemed to be trying to distract <b>The Weeknd</b> from playing a video game as she snuggled into him in a …

Celebrity News

An £81.65 shopping bill, 150 arguments a year and an 8.30pm bed time: Britain's 'average' family revealed

The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day - and has a Ford on the driveway.<p>A …

National Portrait Gallery

August hotel roundup: The latest openings, renovations, brand updates

The U.S hotel industry reported positive year-over-year results in three key areas during the last week of July.<p>Occupancy rates were up 0.3% to 77.4%. The average daily rate reached $132.21, an increase of 1.2% over the same week last year. And revenue per available room was up 1.5% to $102.39. …

Museums of Contemporary Art

Art You Can Live With: A Look inside the Re-Installed Arts of Japan Gallery | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Entering the Arts of Japan Gallery in the Museum’s Law Building feels like entering a light, airy, meticulously tidy home. In addition to a recently …

Museums of Fine Arts

Artist uses pieces of demolished South Side houses in MCA exhibit

A wooden toy box, made of materials from a demolished Englewood house, now sits in a corner at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Its designer: a …

Museums of Contemporary Art

A Look at Contemporary Museum Architecture

The Albright-Knox’s present expansion plans are expected to be big, boisterous, and loud, and designed by the world-renowned firm of OMA (Office of …

MOMA

Untitled, from the series Forbidden Pleasures, 1994

In the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum asked a group of photographers for their favorite recipes and food-related photographs to go with them, …

MOMA

War over Confederate statues reveals simple thinking on all sides

There's nothing wrong with removing truly offensive statues — but let's audit these memorials with care and context.

History

Paris Review - Portfolio

Pavel Tchelitchew<p>Issue 14, Autumn 1956<p>Gertrude Stein’s notion, expressed in the 1930’s, that someone other than Picabia would prove likely to find the sought-after “vibrant line”, seems corroborated in the latest paintings of Pavel Tchelitchew. For “the russian” (as she called him, thinking of …

MOMA

Ira Hutchinson Brainerd | Edwin Davis French, A Memorial: His Life, His Art | New York: De Vinne Press, 1908 | The Met

French's work may be familiar to Watson Library readers, as he created two finely engraved bookplates for the Metropolitan. French produced several …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Giorgio de Chirico | The Jewish Angel | The Met

This still life is exceptional in the oeuvre of this artist, whose acclaimed magical Italian cityscapes of 1911 to 1917 would influence the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

US news | Page 530 of 6385 | The Guardian

A hypnotic timelapse video shows staff stocking the library’s grand Rose main reading room before its reopening after restoration work.<p>Published: 10:27 PM<p>Follow the latest election coverage as Clinton and her team disperse across US and Mike Pence stops in Utah, where Mormons have been averse to …

MOMA

Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced

A lucky someone will soon have the chance to own a 174-year-old piece of American history: the oldest-known original photograph of a U.S. president …

National Portrait Gallery

Hey, Remember When Trump Destroyed Precious Art History?

The president describes the removal of Confederate monuments as a loss of beauty and history, but it’s worth remembering his own run-in with historic preservation.<p>This week, President Trump curried favor with his base by claiming that the destruction of Confederate tributes, or what he calls …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Step inside One Park Drive – London’s newest skyscraper from the architects behind the Tate Modern extension

Apartments in the impressive Canary Wharf skyscraper are now for sale, and we've seen inside the show home...<p>One Park Drive is the latest addition to …

Tate Modern

5 Famous Artworks That Were Accidentally Destroyed

Artsy Editorial<p>By Mitch Sawyer<p>The art world is filled with stories of artworks lost to the ages. Alongside pieces that were never meant to last or …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

What Are The Best USA Cities For The Arts? | Times Square Chronicles

What Are The Best USA Cities For The Arts?<p>Thomas Hart Benton’s “City Activities with Dancehall”<p>Arts in America is a rapidly growing and expanding …

Museums of Contemporary Art

National Portrait Gallery given series of images of famous black Britons

Portfolio given to London gallery by photographer Simon Frederick includes portraits of Dizzee Rascal and Thandie Newton<p>A portfolio of photographs of 37 influential black Britons, including Naomi Campbell, Laura Mvula and Sir Lenny Henry, is to enter the national portrait collection.<p>The images, …

National Portrait Gallery

Confessions of a Costume Curator

As a fashion historian, my job is to learn from other people’s clothes—a task that is challenging, messy, and often spooky.<p>There’s something transgressive about touching other people’s clothes—especially dead people’s clothes. Some would even call it spooky. As a costume curator and fashion …

Fashion