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Met Issues Statement on US Withdrawal from Unesco

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Broad Museum Adds Thomas P. Campbell to Board of Directors

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

New York Times Speculates on Future of Met

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Met Museum Sees Impressive Gains to Traffic After Open Access Initiative

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Met Museum Turns Over Ancient Bull’s Head Thought to be Looted

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Philippe de Montebello To Serve as Director at Acquavella Galleries

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

NYT Runs Piece on Artists’ Vision for a Stronger Met Musuem

Monday, July 17th, 2017

London—Adrián Villar Rojas: Untitled from the series ‘The Theater of Disappearance’ at Marian Goodman Gallery through July 21st, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Met Notches New Attendance Record at 7 Million Visitors

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Thomas P. Campbell Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Despite Budget Issues, Leonard Lauder Committed to Met Donation Plans

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Met Considers Admissions Charges for Out of Town Visitors

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Man Defaces Artwork at Met Museum

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

New York Mag Dives into Met Financial Struggles

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Met Moves Native American Art to American Art Wing in Major Rehang

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Thomas Campbell’s Departure from Met Explored in NYT

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Annual Art Newspaper Attendance Survey Sees Christo Installation as World’s Most Visited Artwork for 2016

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Stephanie D’Alessandro Takes Over as Modern Art Curator at Met

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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

Monday, March 20th, 2017

New York Post Reports on Met’s Continued Payment of Executive Bonuses During Financial Struggles

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Met Partners with Art Jameel to Acquire Middle Eastern Works

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Former Met Curator Analyzes Recent Issues at Museum

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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