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

Monumental ignorance

The widely reported act of destruction was swift, violent and spontaneous.

History

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 …

Modern Art

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 …

Art Museums

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 …

History

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 …

Art History

Red Carpet Roundup: Katie Holmes is lovely in lace but Demi Lovato fails to impress in pajamas

Stars certainly lit up the red carpet this week!<p>From Gisele Bundchen to Katie Holmes, stars looked absolutely gorgeous at several events.<p>Holmes looked lovely in lace at the blue carpet premiere of Amazon Prime video original series "The Tick," while Bundchen proved she's still got it in a …

Fashion

The First Total Solar Eclipse Ever Captured in Photographs in the United States

The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. …

Art Museums

Poison and Purity in Medieval Art

Emma Wegner, Assistant Museum Educator, The Cloisters<p>No advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, preorganized groups of ten …

Medieval

Range: Experiments in New York, 1961–2007

This installation borrows its title from a series of drawings by Donald Moffett (born San Antonio, 1955) rendered in fudge on paper pierced with a …

Art Museums

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 …

Donald Trump

Trump used to love destroying beautiful statues – VICE News

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful [Confederate] statues and monuments.”<p>“So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed …

Donald Trump

One Art Lover’s Crusade To Catalog The World

Or, how to make big data in your living room.<p>If you’re a famous dead artist, nothing welcomes you to the canon quite like someone sitting down and …

Feature Stories

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 …

Grand Rapids

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

TBT: When Donald Trump Personally Destroyed Beautiful and Irreplaceable Statues

In a hyper-hypocritical row over statues, President <b>Donald Trump</b> has clarified a few things about the way his brain works in recent days. As he tweets …

Donald Trump

One Posh NYC Opportunity Ranks as This Week's Priciest New Property

What’s better than one extra-luxe apartment in a storied Manhattan address close to Central Park on the Upper East Side? How about <i>two</i> of them? Listed …

Business

Sound the Trumpets (and a Conch)! Fanfare Is Now Open

<i>Fanfare</i> is the signature display in the first of The Met's four Musical Instruments galleries to be reopened as part of an ongoing campaign of major …

Art Museums

Defendente Ferrari | Saints John the Evangelist and Lawrence | The Met

Herbert Cook. "Some Notes on the Early Milanese Painters Butinone and Zenale, Part I." <i>Burlington Magazine</i> 4 (January 1904), p. 94, ill. p. 92, as at …

Art History

Madonna Then and Now: From the WWD Archives

Madonna at the Buffalo Gals party, 1983.<p>WWD Archive<p>Madonna at the premier of her movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” in Los Angeles, 1985.<p>Pierre-Gilles …

Fashion

Taylor Swift Sends Flowers to Denver Crafts Company That Shared Inspirational Messages During Trial

Taylor Swift is celebrating a victory in her groping trial against former DJ David Mueller with flowers -- but they're not for her.The 27-year-old …

Taylor Swift

The travel advice no one should have to give

Travel is a wondrous thing. Whether at home or abroad, it’s a chance to get outside of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and perhaps snap a …

Art Galleries

Who's on Alex Rodriguez's workout playlist? We got the answer

Can't quite handle Alex Rodriguez's gym routine? At least you can copy his playlist.<p>The Yankees icon retired in 2016 after 22 seasons with the MLB, but just because he no longer needs to train doesn't mean he's slacking off. So what does he listen to while breaking a sweat?<p>"Oh boy, music. That's …

Alex Rodriguez

Art and Museums in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.</i><p><b>‘BLACK POWER!’</b> at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (through Dec. 30). Given the economic, environmental and social policies emanating from the White House, the United States could be headed for its most dynamic era of …

Art

Kit Willow's US travel diary: the KitX designer takes us from East to West

Let Kit Willow of sustainable Australian label KitX, take you from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Central Park and across to LA.

Travel

Maira Kalman’s Irreverent Pictures for the Grammar Bible

Around 2002, the artist, illustrator and writer Maira Kalman came across a copy of William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White’s “The Elements of Style” in a yard sale and decided that this legendary if sometimes contested guide to grammar and clear writing needed visual accompaniment. So she provided some, …

Art

Horace Pippin | Victorian Interior I | The Met

Philadelphia. Art Alliance. "Horace Pippin Memorial Exhibition," April 8–May 4, 1947, no. 42 (as "Victorian Interior," lent by Mrs. Jane Hamilton, …

Art Museums

What Lies Beneath a Tiffany Drawing?

For viewers of a large design dated between 1904 and 1911 from the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), the first question that might come …

Art Museums

Preparing for Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

The Costume Institute's Instagram account tells some of the backstory of <i>Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between</i>—on view at The Met …

Fashion

Conversation with a Curator—Cristóbal de Villalpando's Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus

Ronda Kasl, Curator, The American Wing, The Met<p>Experience a lively dialogue with a curator about an object that especially intrigues her. Presented …

Art Museums