Met Gala 2022 Guide: Theme, How to Stream and More

What is the dress code? Who gets to go? How much does it cost?

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A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #denver-art-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #reparations, #tinterow-gary

Winslow Homer: Radical Impressionist

A show of masterworks at the Met snaps into sharp focus the great American artist’s contemporary relevance.

#art, #bahama-islands, #black-people, #caribbean-area, #content-type-personal-profile, #homer-winslow, #maine, #metropolitan-museum-of-art

Bust From the Met Museum, Said to Be Looted, Is Returned to Libya

Investigators said the sculpture, a depiction of a veiled woman, had been stolen decades ago from a temple at Cyrene, which was once part of ancient Greece.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #greek-civilization, #libya, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #sculpture, #world-heritage-sites

The Wallpaper That Is Also a ‘Reminder That My Ancestors Had My Back’

Sheila Bridges’s Harlem Toile de Jouy wallpaper and designs are getting even more attention. For this writer, it fills in the visual gaps of Black tradition.

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Lauren Halsey Chosen for Met Roof Installation

The commission, on view from May 17 through Oct. 23, will invite visitors to explore connections to ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture and more.

#architecture, #art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #halsey-lauren-artist, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums

Met Museum Names a Mexico City Architect to Lead a New Major Project

Frida Escobedo, and not David Chipperfield, will design the Modern and contemporary wing.

#architecture, #content-type-personal-profile, #escobedo-frida, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #mexico-city-mexico, #museums

Woodblock Prints and Hindu Gods at Asia Week New York

The annual trade fair and cultural festival returns with dozens of exhibitions and a new digital focus.

#art, #asia-week, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #japan-society, #korea-society, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #scholten-japanese-art

‘Carpeaux Recast’: A Sculptural Gem With a Knotty Back Story

A show at the Metropolitan Museum, organized around a single marble sculpture, re-examines works of art representing slavery and abolition.

#art, #black-people, #carpeaux-jean-baptiste, #fictions-of-emancipation-carpeaux-recast-exhibition, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #slavery-historical

Cities and States Are Easing Covid Rules. Should the Arts Follow?

Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?

#art, #blue-note-jazz-club-manhattan-ny, #center-theater-group, #classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #culture-arts, #los-angeles-calif, #masks, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-opera, #museums, #nelson-atkins-museum-of-art, #opera, #theater, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Dan Graham, Mind-Bending Conceptual Artist, Dies at 79

Best known for his large mirrored installations, he played with ideas about spectacle and perception in a vast array of genres.

#art, #conceptual-art, #deaths-obituaries, #dia-art-foundation, #graham-dan, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #sculpture

The Dangerous Beauty of Jacques-Louis David

A landmark exhibition of drawings at the Met brings us into the studio of the French Revolution’s chief propagandist, and stages the ultimate showdown of culture and politics.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #david-jacques-louis, #france, #french-revolution, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #politics-and-government

Review: Beethoven Returns for the Age of Black Lives Matter

Heartbeat Opera’s powerful take on “Fidelio,” as an indictment of mass incarceration, has been revived and revised for a post-2020 world.

#beethoven-ludwig-van, #fidelio-opera, #heard-ethan, #heartbeat-opera, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #opera, #schlosberg-daniel, #scott-marcus-playwright

In ‘Charles Ray: Figure Ground,’ a Radical Conservative on Display

Familiarity breeds surprises at the Met’s survey of the American sculptor, whose work suggests that the past is never dead — in a good way.

#metropolitan-museum-of-art, #ray-charles-1953, #sculpture

Met Museum to Renovate Its Ancient Near East and Cypriot Galleries

Construction for the $40 million project is expected to start next year and finish in 2025.

#art, #cyprus, #hollein-max, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #restoration-and-renovation

Charles Ray Is Pushing Sculpture to Its Limit

With four surveys, the challenging Los Angeles artist has redefined his art form in a flat-screen world.

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Seneca Village and the Search for the Black Utopia

Seneca Village has more stories to tell about Black lives in New York City.

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In ‘African Origin’ Show at Met, New Points of Light Across Cultures

Holdings from Ancient Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa come together in a masterpiece show. Now the Met should make clear how the wondrous works got here.

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Is Disney the Met’s Fairy Godmother?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hopes to entice visitors with a show of 150 Disney artifacts and its own objets d’art. Does getting cozy with a behemoth serve the public?

#animated-films, #art, #beauty-and-the-beast-movie, #cinderella-book, #inspiring-walt-disney-the-animation-of-french-decorative-arts-exhibit, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sleeping-beauty-movie, #snow-white-movie, #walt-disney-company

Metropolitan Museum of Art Limits Attendance Amid Virus Surge

The museum is reducing capacity during a holiday season that usually brings in tourism dollars. And the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced a closure.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #lott-laura-l, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #shutdowns-institutional, #weiss-daniel-h

Met Museum Removes Sackler Name From Wing Over Opioid Ties

The museum and the Sackler family announced that the name would be removed from seven exhibition spaces, including the wing that houses the Temple of Dendur.

#art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #oxycontin-drug, #sackler-mortimer-1916-2010, #sackler-raymond-1920-2017

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.

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Cambodian Effort to Find Artifacts Won’t End With Informant’s Death

Officials plan to use evidence from the former looter known as Lion as they seek the return of stolen objects from museums and private collections.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #collectors-and-collections, #khmer-rouge, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #toek-tik

Met Museum Jump-Starts New Modern Wing With $125 Million Gift

The donation from a trustee, Oscar L. Tang, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, reinvigorates the long-delayed project and is the largest capital gift in the Met’s history.

#agnes-hsutang, #art, #hollein-max, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #oscar-l-tang, #philanthropy, #weiss-daniel-h

He Sold Away His People’s Heritage. He’s in the Jungle to Get It Back.

A Cambodian temple looter, who says more than 100 artifacts he stole are in museums around the world, is working to help reclaim them.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #content-type-personal-profile, #khmer-rouge, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #prasat-thom, #sleeping-giant, #thailand, #toek-tik

Afrofuturist Room at the Met Redresses a Racial Trauma

“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.

#africa, #art, #beachler-hannah, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-panther-movie, #black-people, #crosby-njideka-akunyili, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #race-and-ethnicity, #seneca-village-manhattan-ny

‘Be Nice to Tourists’: New York’s Arts Scene Needs International Visitors

The United States now allows vaccinated international travelers into the country. It’s welcome news for arts institutions that lost revenue and cut jobs during the pandemic.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #nycco, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Cambodia Says the Met Museum Has Dozens of Its Looted Antiquities

The country’s culture minister cites new evidence, including the account of a reformed looter, to assert that numerous artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were stolen from ancient sites.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums

His First Art Was Graffiti. Now His Pottery Is in the Met.

With his ceramics, Roberto Lugo tries to reach out to people who often feel ignored by museums.

#art, #black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #lugo-roberto-1981, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #philadelphia-pa, #puerto-ricans

Getting a Grip on Unreality at the Met’s ‘Surrealism Beyond Borders’

These 10 standout artists — from Colombia to Egypt to Japan — redrew the map of Surrealism, the 20th century’s most provocative art movement. They and dozens more are reunited at the Metropolitan Museum.

#art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #surrealism-beyond-borders-exhibit

Looking Close at the Fragile Beauty of Chinese Painting

Some 60 celebrated landscapes are part of a rehang at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don’t pass them by: They are demanding to the eye and mind alike.

#art, #calligraphy, #china, #metropolitan-museum-of-art

In Rashid Johnson’s Mosaics, Broken Lives Pieced Together

In new exhibitions at the Metropolitan Opera and David Kordansky Gallery, the artist offers a story of recovery — personal and collective — after a “blunt force trauma.”

#art, #black-people, #bridgehampton-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #johnson-rashid-1977, #kordansky-david-gallery, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #metropolitan-opera, #race-and-ethnicity

These Are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season

From an enormous roundup of Black American portraits to a two-city retrospective of Jasper Johns, the new art season is buzzing again — and as busy as it ever was.

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Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

This year’s theme was American Independence. Patriotism, pop culture and politics were in fashion, but to what end?

#costume-institute, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #parties-social, #your-feed-fashion

Met Gala 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Who gets to go, what they might wear and how to watch.

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Did the Nazis Force an Art Sale? The Question Lingers 88 Years Later.

The case of Curt Glaser, an art historian who sold his collection before fleeing Germany, illustrates how differently museums can respond to similar restitution claims.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #basel-switzerland, #berlin-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums

When New York Was Ours Alone

The city was glorious without tourists. But that time must come to an end.

#bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city

For the Medici, the Last Great Picture Show

The sweep of Italian history and art history in dazzling portraits from the dynasty’s final hurrah, on view in a sumptuous exhibition at the Met.

#art, #bronzino-agnolo, #florence-italy, #medici-family, #medici-alessandro-1510-37, #medici-cosimo-de, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #salviati-francesco-1510-63, #the-medici-portraits-and-politics-1512-1570-exhibit

In the West, the Looted Bronzes Are Museum Pieces. In Nigeria, ‘They Are Our Ancestors.’

When British soldiers stole the treasured works in 1897, it left a gaping hole in an ancient culture. With a few set to return to Nigeria, can their meaning be restored, too?

#adjaye-david, #africa, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #benin-city-nigeria, #british-museum, #edo-museum-of-west-african-art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art

The Enslaved Artist Whose Pottery Was an Act of Resistance

Poetic jars by David Drake are setting records at auction and starring in art museums, showcasing the artistry of enslaved African Americans.

#auctions, #black-people, #ceramics-and-pottery, #content-type-personal-profile, #drake-david-dave-the-potter, #fine-arts-museums-of-san-francisco, #gates-theaster, #international-african-american-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #slavery-historical

The Met Museum Sees More Clay in Its Future

An abstract painter found his place as a great collector of American ceramics. His latest gift ushers the Metropolitan Museum of Art into the 21st century.

#art, #benglis-lynda, #ceramics-and-pottery, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #price-ken, #voulkos-peter, #woodman-betty

Met Museum Announces Return of Two Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The museum, which has some 160 items from Benin City, becomes the latest institution to announce the restitution of some of the priceless artifacts.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #edo-museum-of-west-african-art, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #nigeria

Lines Never Felt So Good: Crowds Herald New York’s Reopening

Museums broke attendance records, movie theaters sold out and jazz fans packed clubs on a rainy Memorial Day weekend that felt far removed from the prior year’s pandemic traumas.

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The Met Changes Course

A remarkably intimate documentary intended to chronicle the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary ends up filming one of the most challenging years of its history, from the inside.

#art, #denyer-ian, #documentary-films-and-programs, #inside-the-met-movie, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #public-broadcasting-service, #television

The Mayor Promises a Summer to Remember in New York. Can He Deliver?

A pledge from Mayor Bill de Blasio that New York City would fully reopen on July 1 brought hope. But his vision of a city reborn faces significant obstacles.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

De Blasio Promises a Summer to Remember in NY. Can He Deliver?

A pledge from Mayor Bill de Blasio that New York City would fully reopen on July 1 brought hope. But his vision of a city reborn faces significant obstacles.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

Allon Schoener, 95, Dies; Curator Caught in Furor Over ‘Harlem’ Show

His “Harlem on My Mind” exhibit at the Met museum in 1969 drew protests for not including works by Black artists. But since then it’s been reconsidered.

#art, #black-people, #culture-arts, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-on-my-mind-exhibit, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #schoener-allon

On the Met’s Roof, a Wistful Fantasy We’ve Been Waiting For

“As Long as the Sun Lasts” is a winsome crowd-pleaser that turns gentle circles without ever getting anywhere.

#art, #big-bird, #calvino-italo, #da-corte-alex, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sesame-street-tv-program

Why Closing a Nuclear Plant Could Hurt N.Y.’s Environment

The nuclear power plant at Indian Point will close at the end of the month, but the shutdown could cause a spike in greenhouse gases.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

When Is the Met Gala in 2021?

This year’s Met Gala will be in September. The Costume Institute has announced its next big show. The subject: American style. Politics are involved.

#bolton-andrew, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costume-institute, #fashion-and-apparel, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-fashion-week, #parties-social, #your-feed-fashion