Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Art of Style paints a stunning portrait of Jacqueline de Ribes, superficially a woman who embodied glamor and grace, but a peek beneath the surface showcases the broader complexities of her as an individual and creator.

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In Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, opening today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there’s a 1724 engraved self-portrait that the “Little Man of Nuremberg” would have used to promote his act.

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Post image for A Rare Encounter with an Aaron Douglas Painting that References Slavery’s Past

Lavender and gold silhouettes of soldiers on horseback, waves, and a kneeling figure overlap on the flat plane of Aaron Douglas’s “Let My People Go” (1935–39).

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The Prince of New York City

by John Yau on January 3, 2016

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It is easy to forget just how really good a painter Alex Katz can be. This is because he makes everything look so easy and natural.

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Post image for The Legacy of the Lost Jade Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sometime in the mid-20th century, one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most ornate galleries disappeared.

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Post image for An Arrow-Shooting Goddess from a Time When Clocks Were Entertainment

From the 16th to 19th century, clockmaking in Europe saw increasingly elaborate marriages of interior mechanics and exterior design.

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Post image for The Enveloping Darkness of John Singer Sargent’s Prints and Drawings

Rare examples of John Singer Sargent’s printmaking are on temporary view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, demonstrating his interest in the expressive shapes of the human body and lithography’s potential to show these figures in darkness and light.

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Best of 2015: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows

by Hyperallergic on December 15, 2015

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Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.

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Post image for Modeling Life, Death, and Eternity in the Ancient Americas

Miniature mummies carved from wood and carefully wrapped in tiny shrouds overlook a model of a Chimú palace, one of the small-scale representations of a lost precolonial world in Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas.

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Post image for The Met and Hyperallergic Present ‘In Our Time: Radical Design Geographies with Liam Young’

We’re very excited to announce our new two-part fall collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art!

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