All posts in Metropolitan Museum of Art

It’s New York Fashion Week, so we’re looking atwhere fashion and art collide

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, it seems fitting to look at some of the ways in which the art world and fashion world have collided in recent months. Naturally, they’re never far apart as the design of clothing falls alongside the process of making ‘traditional art’, but we aren’t here to debate the […]

New commissions to put the Met’s niches to use for the first time ever

The front steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art have become an iconic landmark in New York. They serve as the portal into the famed museum, a perch to sit and have your lunch in the sun, and even a platform for demonstrations. In a March 21st press release, though, museum director Max Hollein announced […]

Tate and Guggenheim vow to refuse Sackler money

When the National Portrait Gallery in London and Sackler Trust stopped the progress of a gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust on March 19th as part of an agreement, museums took note. In the last week, two other institutions, in both the UK and US, followed suit. As a result, the Sackler Trust […]

National Portrait Gallery turns down gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust

In a short press release from earlier today, London’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG), in conjunction with the Sackler Trust, announced that it would not be proceeding with a gift of £1 million from the Sackler Trust. The gift was expected to assist with the NPG’s Inspiring People project. The release, in part, read: ‘The Sackler Trust […]

P.A.I.N. organizes against the Sackler family with demonstrations at the Guggenheim and Met

Protesters took to New York’s Fifth Avenue on the evening of February 9th on route from the Guggenheim Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to speak out against the Sackler Family and their affiliation with the Met. Carrying red banners that read ‘TAKE DOWN THEIR NAME’ and ‘200 DEAD EACH DAY’, protesters chanted ‘Shame […]

US art now acknowledging Indigenous land rights

Last week at the Pulse Art Fair, when the New York gallery Accola Griefen opened their booth for Miami’s art week, they made sure to note that “we gather and work this week on the traditional land of the Seminole and Tequesta people, past and present.” They made their gratitude clear both verbally and in an Instagram post. While seemingly […]

‘Heavenly Bodies’: record-breaking attendance and its momentum for the Met

Nearly a month before its close, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Costume Institute’s blockbuster exhibition ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ saw its 1 millionth visitor. The exhibition, spanning the Met’s Fifth Avenue location, the Cloisters, and the museum’s medieval art wing, filled 60,000 square feet throughout 25 galleries. Highlighting the relationship between […]