The Costume Institute is willfully ignoring Karl Lagerfeld’s bigoted views and his family’s concealed Nazi past.
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Met Museum Repatriates 15 Objects to India
The sculptures were all at one point sold by the disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor.
Shining a Light on a Dark Chapter of American Pottery
Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina brings awareness of both Edgefield’s awesome artistry and poet-potter David Drake’s odds-defying life to a sizable audience.
Iranian Activists Stage “Die-In” at Met Museum
More than a dozen activists participated in the action, organized by the group Woman Life Freedom NYC.
Exhilarating Dreamlands of the Unconscious at the Met Museum
Tensions between resistance to Surrealism as cultural imperialism and the embrace of it as a universalist vision of freedom unfettered run through the show.
Cloaked in Power and the Tutored Gaze, the Medici Portraits at the Met
My sense is that people come to this museum and this show wanting to learn other histories by having their way of looking tutored and trained.
The Met Museum Misses the Mark in Recounting Its Own Complicated History
Making the Met, the anniversary exhibition chronicling the museum’s first 150 years, botched several opportunities to truly reckon with its role in defining who is and isn’t included in dominant narratives of art history.
Praying for Life
Sahelian forms of artistry are a manifestation, or a visual translation, of an overarching ontology. Its plastic language can be understood as the language of a philosophy of the force of life.
Metropolitan Museum Looks Toward Reopening in Late August
The New York Times reported that the major New York institution plans to reopen August 29, but the museum has yet to issue an official statement.
What It’s Like to Visit Virtual Galleries as an Art Critic
Due to the pandemic, museums and galleries are now creating virtual experiences. Here’s what it’s like to visit them.
#CongressSaveCulture: Metropolitan Museum Advocates $4B in Funding for Museums
Thousands have signed the museum’s petition asking Congress to dedicate part of its potential $2 trillion stimulus package to museums.
The Parisian Bourgeoisie According to Félix Vallotton
In an age that celebrated the avant-garde and the so-called vie bohème, Swiss-born painter and printmaker Félix Vallotton deftly demonstrated that everyday, middle-class people were just as worthy of artistic representation.