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On the new mezzanine of the Charles Engelhard Court, part of the renovated American Wing, see the collection of over 250 pieces of American ceramics from 1876 to 1956, the promised gift of Robert A. Ellison, Junior. This extraordinary array of ceramic-making is from the time of the 1876 centennial – a watershed event where [...]

Philippe de Montebello interviews the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Morrison Heckscher about the recent opening of the New American Wing at the museum. They discuss Michelle Obama’s appearance to cut the ribbon, American art and history’s relevance to the 21st century, the Alexandria Ballroom, the [...]

This Spring, two museum shows pegged to age groups are facing off from each other across the length of Manhattan. Downtown, through July 5, the New Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting the first in its series of “generationals”—tri-annual surveys of contemporary artists aged 33 and under—titled “Younger Than Jesus.” Uptown, through August 2, the [...]

In this special exhibition the Bard Graduate Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborate to exhibit English embroidery from between 1580 and 1700. In this SundayArts Choice co-curator Andrew Morrall shows us a very special piece, a portrait of an Elizabethan lady that is the oldest portrait in the embroidery medium as well as [...]

One of the most recognizable works by the most important German painter of the 19th Century is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Two Men Contemplating the Moon” is the third version of one of Caspar David Friedrich’s most famous paintings; the first (1819) is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, and the second (ca. 1824) is [...]

A complete and fully furnished Art Nouveau dining room designed by Lucien Levy-Dhurmer shortly before World War I – The Wisteria Dining Room – has been installed within The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renovated and expanded New Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture, opening to the public on December 4, 2007. [...]

These newly renovated galleries complete the reinstallation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Greek and Roman Art, which began in 1990. The focal point of the new galleries is the spectacular Leon Levy and Shelby White Court for Hellenistic and Roman art. Accompanying the Court is a series of galleries that trace the [...]

Meet Peter Gelb, general manager of the Met, in this interview with Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Learn about how Gelb has energized the Met with new artistic initiatives and and a contemporary edge.

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