The consummation of an immigrant odyssey, the Vilcek Foundation charts the artistic argosy of Ralston Crawford in the inaugural exhibition at its new home
It is the nature of art history to bring to light beautiful objects that have long lain hidden from sight. This is true of almost every ancient artifact, and many a medieval one, that we admire today. But there is something special about the discovery of the objects to be seen in The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy.
Five hundred years ago this year, Leonardo da Vinci passed away—in the arms of the French king François I, according to legend—and museums around the world have felt called upon to solemnize this important milestone.
A Pawnee war club offers an object lesson in interpreting Native American art
The exhibition Art of Native America brings this country’s first art to the newly invigorated American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Celebrating the Venetian artist Tintoretto at five hundred
An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shines a spotlight on the impressive cultural oeuvre of an overlooked civilization.
In 2014 the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art received a gift from devoted patron Jacqueline Loewe Fowler of a stunning Arts and Crafts silver and enamel hand mirror by Eda Lord Dixon. At the time, Eda was virtually unknown, even among Arts and Crafts silver scholars, principally because she rarely signed her work.
The Met’s exhibition of work from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation has the power to reframe the critical discussion of art.
Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 14–January 9, 2019