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The Met Places 400,000 Works Online for Free, Non-Commercial Access

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The Met Makes Room for New Work in Its Collection Following Sale of $5.4 Million in Art Last Year

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Judge Rules in Favor of The Met in Admission Lawsuit

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

New York – Balthus: “Cats and Girls – Paintings and Provocations” At the Metropolitan Musuem of Art Through January 12th, 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The Met tops $401 Million in Tourist Spending this Spring and Summer

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Met Prepares for Balthus Exhibition

Monday, August 26th, 2013

New York – “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Through September 22nd, 2013

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

The New Yorker Praises The Met’s New European Galleries

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Qureshi’s Rooftop Spatters at the Met Lead a Series of Evocatively Bloody Works Currently on View

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The Met Buys Rediscovered Ritz Hotel Masterpiece

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

The Met Sued Over “Deceptive” Admission Fee

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Met to Stay Open 7 Days a Week

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

New York – “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, through March 17th, 2013

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The Met Buys An Authentic David Drawing for $840

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

New York – Paul Klee: “Late Klee” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Through March 31st, 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Works From The Met Travel to Beijing for Major Exhibition

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

George Condo On View at the Metropolitan Opera House

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Cézanne Siezed in Russian Revolution to Stay at the Metropolitan

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Robert Rauschenberg’s seminal “Canyon” Combine goes from The Met to MoMA

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

New York – “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” At the Metropolitan Museum of Art Through December 31st, 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

AO On Site: Tomás Saraceno’s Cloud City on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

New York: Dana Schutz ‘Götterdämmerung’ at The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery at the Metropolitan Opera House through May 12, 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Go See – New York: Anthony Caro ‘Caro on the Roof” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 30th, 2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011

AO on Site – New York: Richard Serra “Drawing: A Retrospective” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 28th, 2011

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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