Metropolitan Museum of Art

Post image for The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

Rings are one of the most personal and oldest human adornments, evolving in complexity with metalwork techniques and the gemstone trade.

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Post image for Tracing Back to the World’s Oldest Known Cello

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special summer guest: the world’s oldest known cello.

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Post image for A Rooftop Installation at the Metropolitan Museum Considers Manhattan’s Prehistory

This summer’s rooftop installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art digs into the primordial history of Manhattan.

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Post image for The Gore and Agony of New Baroque Sculptures at the Met

Baroque Spanish sculpture was long considered gaudy and secondary to the paintings of the same era but that is changing.

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Post image for A Once Shattered Statue Is Now Part of a Theatrical Experiment at the Metropolitan Museum

How many times is a sculpture sculpted?

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Post image for Manhattan’s Last Natural Vista Will Be Protected

The unbroken vista of cliffs and trees on the New Jersey Palisades will be preserved after LG Electronics agreed to redesign their headquarters in a settlement with conservation groups.

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Post image for 29 Period and Historic Rooms at the Metropolitan Museum, Ranked

28. New York Dutch Room, Bethlehem, New York, 1751

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Post image for Imagining Real and Fictional History: Exhibits on ‘Mad Men’ and Chinese Fashion

New Yorkers could be forgiven this month for confusing their museum itineraries with the schedule of a vintage film festival, or an Anna May Wong-inspired Netflix binge.

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Post image for Members of the Illuminator Sue NYPD for False Arrest, First Amendment Retaliation

This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.

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Post image for Four Lingering Questions from Last Night’s Metropolitan Museum Gala

The fashion world’s elite came out last night in what is likely one of the most important events in the industry, as well as a huge fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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