Metropolitan Museum of Art

Post image for We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes: Manhattan’s Psycho Summer

New York City is creeping towards a psycho kind of summer.

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Post image for The Mug Shot’s Origins in Debunked 19th-Century Science

French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon believed each person’s physical measurements were as distinct as their fingerprints, and devised the first modern mug shots as part of his classification system in the 19th century.

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Post image for The Met Breuer Traces the Unfinished to the Deliberately Incomplete in Western Art

At a press preview earlier this month, Sheena Wagstaff, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chairwoman for modern and contemporary art, said that “arguably only the Met” could put on a show like Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.

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Get a First Look at the New Met Breuer

by Sponsor on March 8, 2016

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At this third and newest location of The Met, you can experience modern and contemporary art like never before: through the lens of The Met’s five thousand years of art from every corner of the globe.

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Post image for Walk the Eight Blocks from the Met to the Met Breuer, Accompanied by Soundscapes

John Luther Adams’s “Soundwalk 9:09” is a composition that’s only complete once you listen to it on the noisy New York City streets.

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Post image for The Metropolitan Museum Is Still Very Eurocentric and Conservative

If you thought the Eurocentric gods may have been toppled from their comfortable perches at the top of Mt. Met, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

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The Bawdy History of Medieval Playing Cards

by Allison Meier on February 29, 2016

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Playing cards arrived in Europe from Asia sometime in the 14th century, and by 1367 they had their first citywide ban in Bern, Switzerland.

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Post image for Metropolitan Museum’s Admission Now “Suggested” Rather Than “Recommended”

Since 1893, admission to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has been as little as a penny.

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Post image for The Meh-tropolitan Museum of Art’s Rebranding

It looks like THE MET has made a really unfortunate mistake not only on the logo, but on the entire surrounding brand system.

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Playing with Time on a Gilded Age Piano

by Allison Meier on February 12, 2016

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George A. Schastey had one of the most popular design firms among New York City’s Gilded Age elite, but now his work is barely known.

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