Art and Music
What’s the difference between a flash mob and an impromptu installation? As anyone who happened to be at the Met this afternoon could tell you: not much. At noon, the 20-or-so members of the band Alarm Will Sound laid down their bodies and picked up their string instruments to perform “Cliffs” by Aphex Twin in the Charles Engelhard Court.
There may be something strange in the Museum Mile neighborhood, as the Transom discovered last Friday night. Thankfully, we had already called the Ghost Doctors, Pete and Stew Kandel, and the brothers agreed to take us on a tour of one of their favorite haunts: the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read More
The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced the hire of Russell Lord as its new curator of photographs. Mr. Lord previously served in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of photography as a Jane and Morgan Whitney fellow.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has canceled loans to the Moscow Kremlin Museum of works by French fashion designer Paul Poiret, “in response to” Russia’s art embargo, Met spokesman Harold Holzer told The Observer today.
“Paul Poiret – King of Fashion” is set to open at the Moscow museum on September 7 and was to Read More
Already 582,000 visitors have passed through the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met since it opened in early May, but as the show counts down to its final days, the otherworldly lines will most likely be longer than ever. The museum, however, would prefer that you think of it not as a wait, but Read More
The U.S.-Russia art wars are again center stage in Chabad v. Russian Federation, the case that triggered Russia’s current embargo on lending art to U.S. museums.
In a decision issued Tuesday, the federal District Court in Washington, D.C. acknowledged that Russia’s fear that its art might be seized by Chabad, the Brooklyn-based Jewish Orthodox sect, Read More
Times may be tough for New York’s museums, but that isn’t stopping the Metropolitan Museum of Art from mounting a major loan exhibition later this year. On December 19, the museum opens “The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini,” a blockbuster that will include about 160 works from more than 40 museums around the world. Read More
While the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent decision to raise its suggested ticket prices sparked a debate about the public’s access to museums, the Met certainly seems to have no shortage of demand. Met administrators announced today that, during the fiscal year ending on June 30, 5.68 million had visited Read More
Richard Serra is best known for his 50-ton steel Torqued Ellipses and site-specific sculptures, yet the intimate retrospective of his drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized by the Menil Collection and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, provides perhaps the most illuminating encounter yet with the Mick Jagger of American sculpture.
With Read More
It seems high time that the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, well, met.
The Whitney approved a $680 million expansion plan into the meatpacking district last spring, after years cramped in an overhanging Brutalist beast of a building on 75th Street. But there was a catch: Cosmetics heir Leonard Lauder apparently has a Read More