Though the Islamic Wing of the Met (or more specifically, the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia—say that three times fast) opened in October, there’s no reason for young people not to fête the new galleries five months hence.
The event, dubbed “An Oasis at Read More
When David Koch left his home at 1040 Fifth Avenue, which was once occupied by Jackie O., he said one of the things he would miss the most was his views of the Temple of Dendur at the Met across the street. One thing he did not miss? The deteriorating plazas out front.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched a new website late last night that allows for bigger photos and an overall cleaner look altogether.
ownership disputes, Painting
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the rightful owner of Paul Cezanne’s 1891 Portrait of Madame Cezanne and does not have to turn the painting over to the heir of its original owner, the District Court in Manhattan found late last week.
Thursday’s decision granted the Met’s motion to dismiss the suit brought by Pierre Read More
The fashion label Alexander McQueen is currently in talks to bring the “Savage Beauty” exhibit of the designer’s work to London. The wildly popular show debuted at the Met this spring to record attendence numbers.
“We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has Read More
Last week news broke that the follow-up to the Met’s wildly successful Alexander McQueen exhibit will reportedly be a Costume Institute show featuring Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” stunned the city, broke records and went out with unending lines that spun around the block until late in the night. Now, a few weeks after its close, the Costume Institute has announced the focus of next year’s exhibit: Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
And that’s all we Read More
The Wee Hours
“BUT HOW DID HE DIE?” said a young man to the girl standing next to him in an outsize dress.
The couple was looking at a blossoming, red-feathered, evening-wear creation, the first taste of the Met’s hit exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Read More
The Daily Transom
Just over twelve hours ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art shut the door on “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” ending two days of staying open until midnight, waits up to six hours, and a spectacle that generated deafening word of mouth for the institution. The blockbuster show attracted 661,509 guests, putting it at number eight in Read More
Last night, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” officially surpassed the 2008 comic-themed “Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy” show in number of visitors, making it the most popular runway-related show in the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The late designer’s buzzed-about collection has attracted 582,000 people since its opening in May, and will continue Read More