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Bench | South Netherlandish | The Met

Like the bench depicted on the central panel of Campin's Annunciation Triptych, in this room, this bench is decorated with finials in the form of …

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Why Zendaya Is Set to Become Hollywood's Next Great Style Icon

There are certain actresses who eventually become as celebrated for their style as they are their acting—think Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore. Soon enough, there will be a new face among their ranks: Zendaya. Since landing her breakout role on Disney Channel's <i>Gotta Shake It Up</i> in …

Fashion

New York is the most Instagram-friendly city in the world

Ask any millennial: If you go somewhere and don’t post a picture on social media, were you ever really there? Luckily, New York’s full of …

Lifestyle

On National Pink Day: Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and More of the Best Rose-Hued Red Carpet Moments

When it comes to red carpet outings, most of Hollywood's leading ladies tend to stick to a few safe hues: black, white, the odd metallic. But some of fashion's favorite red carpet moments come thanks to a less ubiquitous hue: pink. It is a color that lends itself to the most romantic, decadent, and …

Awards

Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eye candy<p>The Australian abyssal zone is full of mysterious creatures from penis-like to Game of Thrones-esque. To protect themselves from the intense pressure of deep sea living, these creatures use a variety of protective mechanisms from hard shells to slimy and gelatinous skin like …

Planets

Caravaggio's Final Days

The final days of Caravaggio's life is an amazing story—one fit for Hollywood, though it was the British filmmaker Derek Jarman who made the movie …

Art Museums

Islamic State Wages War on the Middle East's Cultural Heritage

If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, chances are that you visited the glass pavilion containing the Temple of Dendur. One of only three such temples outside Egypt, it was built by the Roman emperor Augustus around 10 B.C. as part of an effort to cultivate the …

Opinion

Magnificent $48M Manhattan Mansion Is Our Most Expensive New Listing

realtor.comLocated next door to the former Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com® …

Business

Ivanka Trump's namesake brand may soon be releasing a new type of item

Ivanka Trump branded bras and panties may be hitting a store near you very soon.<p>Though the mother of three stepped away from day-to-day management of …

Donald Trump

How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

WE’D PROCRASTINATED in booking a room for a spring visit to Charleston, S.C., and were priced out of the good hotels. So I told my sister we’d Airbnb. Once a sharing-economy platform becomes a widely recognized verb, it has left the realm of trend and become a cultural game-changer. After doubling …

Lifestyle

Taylor Swift Has Returned To Spotify: 3 Big Wins For The Pop Superstar

Taylor Swift made headlines just over a week ago when her music suddenly reappeared on Spotify without warning. The Grammy winner was staunchly against the Swedish streaming titan due to its insistence that her music either be available to every kind of user—both those who pay for their listening …

Taylor Swift

Art and Museums in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.</i><p><b>‘THE JAZZ AGE: AMERICAN STYLE IN THE 1920s’</b> at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (through Aug. 20). While handsomely and mostly filled with Art Deco, this exhibition has banished those words — Art Deco, that is — in an …

Art

Christian: You Are Upset About the Wrong Things

<i>This guest post was written by Darrell Lackey.</i><p>Detail from “The Cleansing of the Temple” by Raimondi | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | CC0 …

When did China get its name?

When former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently, a Chinese bronze mirror from the Han …

China

The Book of Hours: A Medieval Bestseller | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some of the greatest paintings and drawings of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance are not displayed on church and museum walls; instead, they …

Art Museums

Top 20 museums around the world for 2016

Museums

The Parent Trip: Sissy and Jon Gault of Spring City

THE PARENTS: Sissy Gault, 32, and Jon Gault, 33, of Spring City<p>THE KIDS: Ripley Muirhead, 4½; Landon Muirhead, born November 29, 2016<p>AN EARLY DATING …

Philadelphia

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially hired a surrogate to carry baby No. 3

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are officially growing their family, as People reports that the couple has hired a surrogate to carry their third …

Fashion Week

The world’s art is under attack—by microbes

Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.<p>We’re used to seeing famous works of art and historical artifacts marred by the elements. They can be eroded by wind and water, faded by sunlight, or nibbled by insects. But cultural relics can also be damaged by hordes …

Archaeology

Celebrating the Timeless Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, Australia – 1980s<p>Nicole Kidman in Nov. 1985, in the telemovie “Archer.”<p>Ltd/Newspix/REX/Shutterstock<p>Nicole Kidman on Feb. 2, 1987, in …

Nicole Kidman

In Defense of Fashion as a True Art Form

Fashion is a perfect marriage of creativity, communication, and utility<p>Alexander McQueen’s 2011 Savage Beauty show galvanized and highlighted the …

Artists

How the New Met Can Work

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new management structure could pit curatorial exploration against profit-driven interests, but there’s a way the museum can avoid such a conflict.<p>By<p>Eric Gibson<p>Eric Gibson<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><b>Last week</b> the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced changes in …

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John Monteleone | "Summer" from "The Four Seasons" (serial number 202) | The Met

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Sam Durant Opens Up About His Scaffold Controversy + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, the Victoria & Albert gets a huge expansion and a thief swipes $12 million in art from Queens storage facility.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a</i> …

Art

On “looky-loos” and the institutions who are desperate for them and desperate for them to behave

Bathroom Celebs at the Met Gala. Photo: Courtesy of Twitter/victuuris95On the recommendation of a couple friends who are artists I recently read Dave …

Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez make out under the stars on Paris balcony: See the pic!

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez take Paris by storm!<p>The lovebirds enjoyed a romantic couples getaway to the City of Lights this week and, as …

Alex Rodriguez

A Timeline of Dance Highlights at The Met

MetLiveArts just announced its first choreographer as the 2017–18 Artist in Residence, Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance. In celebration of this …

Dance

Pourquoi l'exposition Irving Penn au Grand Palais est-elle l'événement de la rentrée ?

C'est la bonne nouvelle du jour. Après New York, l'exposition événement célébrant le centenaire de la naissance d'Irving Penn pose ses valises à …

Art

June 27, 2017–December 17, 2018

<b>Exhibition Dates:</b><p><b>June 27, 2017–December 17, 2018</b><p><b>Exhibition Location:</b><p><b>The Met Fifth Avenue, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall<br>for Modern Photography,</b> …

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Arthur Dove | Shore Road | The Met

The title of this painting refers to a street in Centerport, Long Island, where Dove lived his last years (1938–46). Although not immediately …

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