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Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity to Open at the Metropolitan Museum on February 26

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The latest fashion . . . is absolutely necessary for a painting. It’s what matters most. —Édouard Manet, 1881   Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries.   Nearly 80 paintings by Impressionist masters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, ... Read More »

Renoir: The Artist Who Loved Women

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You may enjoy one of Renoir’s most famous paintings, “La Loge”, at the current show, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   The fashionable woman in “La Loge” is Nini Lopez, who was an actress from Montmartre and known as “fish face.” Renoir met her when he moved to Montmartre for the summer to paint “Bal ... Read More »

Bring Museyon Home for the Holidays

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There’s a chill in the air and a turkey in the freezer, which means the holidays are right around the corner. No matter who is on your gift-giving list this season, Museyon has books from everyone from your Francophile sister to your history buff husband to your artsy best friend. Filled with dozens of dramatic true stories and hundreds of ... Read More »

Andy Warhol’s New York

  Since the 1960s, Andy Warhol has served as the consummate image of the artist: glamorous, iconic, enigmatic. Is it any wonder that he has shaped generations of artists after him?   Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art is examining the artist’s lasting legacy with Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition, which runs from September 18 through December ... Read More »

A Very Museyon Holiday

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  Now that summer is (unofficially at least) over, it’s time to start thinking of fall and all that lies ahead. It might seem crazy now, but the holidays aren’t that far away—as we were recently reminded when we got this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art holiday catalog featuring our very own Chronicles series. That’s right, this year that museum ... Read More »

Spotted: Chronicles Series

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  It always exciting to see our books “in the wild” … and even more when it’s somewhere as wonderful as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store! And don’t they make a good-looking group?   Keep your eyes peeled for all of our Chronicles series, including the brand-new Chronicles of Old London, at a bookstore near you! Read More »

Meet the Collectors: The Stein Family

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In the beginnings of the 20th century, an American family gravitated to the center of the artistic movement in Paris, France. Though these individuals were not the usual “masters” of art that impacted the artistic world previously, these famous siblings did more for avant-garde Paris than perhaps even Pablo Picasso himself. Upon first arriving in Paris, the Stein siblings, Leo, ... Read More »

I Spy: Museyon Guides

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Last week we swept the streets of New York City to visit our books in some of our favorite stores. Here are some of the places where you can find them in Manhattan! Metropolitan Museum of Art Whitney Museum of American Art Barnes and Noble 86th Street Museum of Modern Art Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, Rockefeller Center Barnes and ... Read More »

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