Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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Post image for Landmark African Art Exhibit Is Reassembled, but Mystery of Its Origin Remains

When a dozen weather-worn wood sculptures from southeastern Nigeria debuted in a Paris gallery in 1974, they were radically different from any African art that had been exhibited in the West.

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Post image for Rediscovering the Music of the Age of Caravaggio

The aural history of the 16th to 17th century resonates through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio.

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Post image for An Era-Defining 1930s Mural of American Excess and Industry Is Revived

After its acquisition in 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is debuting Thomas Hart Benton’s 1930s “America Today” mural not as a painting, but as a room.

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Post image for Metropolitan Museum Curator Walter Liedtke Killed in Train Crash

Walter Liedtke, a curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was one of six people killed in the Metro-North train crash last night in Valhalla, New York.

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Post image for From the Deep South, an Overlooked Chapter in Art History

ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?

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Post image for Charges Against Metropolitan Museum Protesters Dropped

The charges against three members of the Illuminator crew who were arrested following an action at the Metropolitan Museum in September 2014 and charged with “illegal advertising” have been dropped.

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Post image for Two Bibles on View in NYC Showcase the Art and Violence of Medieval Books

Two incredible examples of medieval book art are on rare view in New York: the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the hefty Winchester Bible, and the Morgan Library and Museum is celebrating the Crusader Bible and its vivid battle scenes.

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Post image for The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

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