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New York – Alice Neel: “People Come First” at The Met Through August 1st, 2021

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

The Met Considers Selling Works from Collection

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Ronald Lauder Donates Significant Gift of Arms to the Met

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The Met to Have Joint Board Chairs for First Time

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The Met to Pay Staff Through May

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

New York – Gerhard Richter “Painting After All” at the Met Breuer Through July 5th, 2020

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Met Adjusts Provenance on Painting to Acknowledge Fraught WWII History

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Met Will No Longer Accept Gifts from Members of Sackler Family

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Nan Goldin Leads Protest Against Opiod Addiction at The Met

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Met Musuem to Charge Admission to Non-New Yorkers

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Met Makes Strides Towards Stability

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The Met Notches New Attendance Record at 7 Million Visitors

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Met Pushes For Mandatory Admission Fees for Out of Town Visitors

Monday, May 8th, 2017

New York – Adrián Villar Rojas: “The Theater of Disappearance” for the Met Roof Garden Commission Through October 29th, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Vanity Fair Profiles Struggles Leading to Ouster of Thomas Campbell from The Met

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The Met Partners with Art Jameel to Acquire Middle Eastern Works

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

New York – Kerry James Marshall: “Mastry” at the Met Breuer Through January 29th, 2017

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

New York – Diane Arbus: “In the Beginning” at The Met Breuer Through November 27th, 2016

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

New York – Vigée Le Brun: “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France” at The Met Through May 15th, 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

The Met Faces Job Cuts and Restructuring After $10 Million Deficit

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The Met Receives Major Loan from Pergamon Museum’s Collection of Hellenistic Work

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The Met Rolls Out New Logo

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The Met Embraces Contemporary Art

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

New York – John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at the Met Through October 4th, 2015

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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