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Spotlight On…The Costume Institute

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The Museum of Costume Art was founded by Aline Bernstein and Irene Lewisohn, who also founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, in New York in 1937. In 1946, the museum merged with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and became The Costume Institute and today its collection spans five continents and five centuries with over 35,000 garments and accessories.   The Costume Institute ... Read More »

News: Man, Myth, Sensual Pleasures

Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532) and Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523) The Malvagna Triptych, ca. 1513–15

Jan Gossart, or Mabuse, helped changed the face of art in during the Renaissance in Northern Europe and yet few people know his name. In fact, it has been 45 years since the last major exhibition of his work though it was Gossart who began the tradition of Northern artists pilgrimaging to Italy to study classical sculpture and brought back ... Read More »

News: Tutankhamun Artifacts Return to Egypt

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We all know that “gentleman explorers” could be a bit grabby back in the day, back when exporting an artifact or five wasn’t such a customs nightmare. Many of those priceless artifacts recovered from ancient temples or hidden pyramids have ended-up in museum collections around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   But this week, The Met and ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Cloisters

The Cloisters

High above Manhattan, in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, sits a strange site of what appears to be a medieval monastery overlooking the Hudson River. This complex of buildings, including a bell tower, is The Cloisters. Loved by New Yorkers for its idyllic setting and lack of tourists, The Cloisters is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval European art wing ... Read More »

News: Picasso Exhibition Opens at The Met

Picasso, Gertrude Stein, 1906

There aren’t many museums that need to look no further than their own collection to present such a large and sweeping exhibition on the work of one of the world’s most famous painters- but The Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t just any museum. Through the generosity of benefactors and donations, The Met has over the years accumulated “one of the ... Read More »

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