Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The $65 million redesign of the plazas in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has staunched the rising tide of food carts that typically congregate at the foot of the institution’s sweeping entrance, the New York Times reported.

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An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A seven-day schedule inaugurated last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported.

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A deserved tribute to Garry Winogrand is turning into an ethical morass that does no one any good.

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With Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again proves its stature as a world-class museum — not just because of its collections, size, or location, but because it is one of the few institutions in the world that can luxuriate in mounting shows of profound global impact that are not dictated by the whims of mass popularity.

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Post image for Good Mourning: Metropolitan Museum Announces Fall Funerary Costume Show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashions.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an exhibition on the Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century last week, with 30 pieces showing wistful figures in draped clothing often surrounded with flowers. But while the floral touches might seem like colorful accents to us, to Victorians there was a language in the flowers.

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Post image for A Children’s Tour of the Metropolitan Museum: 2034

Twenty years in the future at a little museum called the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Post image for Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images, with Restriction

Late last Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has made 400,000 images of artworks in its collection available for free download — but the move comes with a major caveat: the images are only intended for noncommercial, scholarly use.

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Post image for Transcending Trends: Charles James at the Anna Wintour Costume Center

Charles James is probably not a name that is as instantly recognizable in fashion as Coco Chanel or Christian Dior, but as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion shows us, his work and legacy transcend the zeitgeist and ushers us back to a period of supreme, magnificent decadence in American fashion.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently opened the second in a series of commissions for its rooftop garden overlooking Central Park.

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