Great video about the new Met’s exhibition on Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio, and it is always nice to see met’s European wing curator Keith Christiansen, one of my favorite curator! Going to this exhibition this Saturday! Excited!
Whoever says Donald Trump has no cultural value, certainly did not see his unlikely appearance in Rubens’ c. 1616 Atalanta and Meleager (display at the Metropolitan Museum)
You show them, Trump!
Conference coming up in New York this October about publishing art history digitally, more info: Publishing art History. There’s still hope!
The Met has bought a drawing by Jacques Louis David, which according to the video above is one of the artist’s first explorations of The Death of Socrates, a painting the Met owns. I personally love to see the drawings that gave born to the paintings, that first breath, first thought; it makes me feel closer to the “creator” and his/her creation.
If you (like me) are planning on walking from The Met to Breuer here is a new John Luther Adams’ song to keep you company: Soundwalk 9:09. The song is called 9:09 which is the time (approximately) that will take for you to reach your destination. The composer had been commissioned by Met Live Arts to make Met Breuer’s grand opening even more special. What can I say… they have thought about everything!
Sometimes with humble beginnings, sometimes confusing ones, sometimes colorful and vibrate, this new Met Breuer’s exhibition called “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” brings it all; the first strokes deflowering the canvas, the inception of the creation, the artist’s method to achieve plenitude… This process has always been fascinating, and now with their unfinished work being exposed it gives us the opportunity to become co-creators and to meet the artists in a personal level.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has (in my opinion) the best website of all museums, and now it is expending to social media. I just finished watching a live talk on Facebook where they walked us through works of “Nasreen Mohamedi,” one of many exhibitions coming up at Met Breuer Museum opening on March 18th, and we were able to interact with the curator. Here is a video: “Nasreen Mohamedi” at The Met Breuer
Apparently the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new logo (picture above)… It is not bad, but I believe it could be better.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC will be expanding its modern art wings according to David Brodsky, a real estate developer who is chairman of the museum’s board. The size of the entire project will consist of 180,000 square feet, and “It will be no higher than the existing buildings that are there, it goes down and up to a rooftop with a terrace.” explained David. Read more: Metropolitan Museum of Art Plans Major Expansion
“The opening of The Met Breuer in the iconic, Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue represents an exciting new chapter in the cultural life of New York City. At The Met Breuer, visitors will experience modern and contemporary art in a thoroughly unique way: through the lens of the Met’s five thousand years of art from every corner of the globe.”