Tensions between resistance to Surrealism as cultural imperialism and the embrace of it as a universalist vision of freedom unfettered run through the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the pandemic, museums and galleries are now creating virtual experiences. Here’s what it’s like to visit them.
Thousands have signed the museum’s petition asking Congress to dedicate part of its potential $2 trillion stimulus package to museums.
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.
In a new major commission for the Met, Monkman renders the past injustices and contemporary challenges endured by Indigenous people in the style of academic history painting.
Paula Rego, John Ruskin, Donald Judd, Lucian Freud, Hokusai, and, yes, Leonardo da Vinci.
The Beautiful Project, a North Carolina-based collective, is hosting a creative workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to forge community between Black girls and women through photography and writing.
Selections from the trove donated by the late Jayne Wrightsman includes stunning works by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Jean François de Troy, and Eugène Delacroix.