Posts filtered by tags: Metropolitan Museum Of Art[x]


 

A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt


Stuart Silver, Museum Designer Who Pioneered Blockbuster Shows, Dead At 84

“As the inventive design director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art [under director Thomas Hoving] in the 1960s and ’70s, [he] turned the presentation of art into a gasp-inducing genre of theater” — most famously in the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition of 1978-79 — “giving the staid institution mass appeal and inspiring widespread changes in the style and spirit of museum exhibitions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Thomas Hoving, 06.09.21


The Met will return three African art objects to Nigeria

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that two bronze plaques that left the country under "unclear circumstances" and a life-like sculpted head will be returned to Nigeria.
Tags: New York, Nigeria, Cnn, Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Yesterday, tomorrow, and time concepts

A few private letters and comments on my post “The Future in the Past” (17 March 2021) allow me to return to it. To begin with, I of course know The Beatles’ song about YESTER (it would have been hard to grow up when I did and not to be exposed to their repertoire). Other than that, I cannot refrain from quoting Rainer Maria Rilke’s line: “Vergangenheit steht noch bevor (“The past is still ahead of us”).It is amazing how pregnant poets’ observations sometimes are! Rilke hardly knew anything abou...
Tags: Books, Greece, Senate, Germany, Russia, Bbc, Moscow, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Bush, Dickens, Near East, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke, Babylonians, Thomas Rowlandson, Geograph


Monthly gleanings for May 2021: yesterday, tomorrow, and time concepts

A few private letters and comments on my post “The Future in the Past” (17 March 2021) allow me to return to it. To begin with, I of course know The Beatles’ song about YESTER (it would have been hard to grow up when I did and not to be exposed to their repertoire). Other than that, I cannot refrain from quoting Rainer Maria Rilke’s line: “Vergangenheit steht noch bevor (“The past is still ahead of us”).It is amazing how pregnant poets’ observations sometimes are! Rilke hardly knew anything abou...
Tags: Books, Greece, Senate, Germany, Russia, Bbc, Moscow, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Bush, Dickens, Near East, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke, Babylonians, Thomas Rowlandson, Geograph


Behold the Astronomicum Caesareum, “Perhaps the Most Beautiful Scientific Book Ever Printed” (1540)

Art, science, and magic seem to have been rarely far apart during the Renaissance, as evidenced by the elaborate 1540 Astronomicum Caesareum — or “Emperor’s Astronomy” — seen here. “The most sumptuous of all Renaissance instructive manuals, ” the Metropolitan Museum of Art notes, the book was created over a period of 8 years by Petrus Apianus, also known as Apian, an astronomy professor at the University of Ingolstadt. Modern-day astronomer Owen Gingerich, professor emeritus at Harvard Universi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Science, College, Harvard University, Getty, Charles, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Ferdinand, Lund University, Halley, Josh Jones, Charles V, Durham NC Follow, Gingerich


35 beautiful coffee table books to give as gifts in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider A good coffee table book is a decor piece that's filled with stunning images and entertains guests. We compiled a list of 35 coffee table books that will make great gifts for everyone in your life. Unlike the dog-eared, beaten-down tomes inhabiting the bookshelves of a home, coffee table books are a more refined species.They have license over the prime tabletop real ...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Photography, Florida, New York, Instagram, China, US, Trends, Bbc, Features, Gifts, Reading List, Beijing, United States, Ford


Learn to Play Senet, the 5,000-Year Old Ancient Egyptian Game Beloved by Queens & Pharaohs

Senet gaming board inscribed for Amenhotep III with separate sliding drawer, via Wikimedia Commons Games don’t just pass the time, they enact battles of wits, proxy wars, training exercises…. And historically, games are correlated with, if not inseparable from, forms of divination and occult knowledge. We might point to the ancient practice of “astragalomancy,” for example: reading one’s fate in random throws of knucklebones, which were the original dice. Games played with bones or dice date ba...
Tags: Facebook, Games, College, History, Egypt, Queens, Tutankhamun, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Ouija, Storer, Josh Jones, Tut, Brandeis University, Nefertiti, Colin Barras, Durham NC Follow


Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now has a 1-year-old baby with musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has five sons from his first marriage and has been divorced three times. These days, Musk is dating the musician Grimes - the couple had a baby together last spring. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2010, Elon Musk said he would "rather stick a fork in my ...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla


Get Ready For Blob Girl Summer

A detail of Sandro Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" on view at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Franco Origlia/Getty Images The writer Talia Lavin reflects on emerging from our Covid quarantines with the same perceived flaws and insecurities as before. What if the coming season is less "Hot Vaxxed Girl Summer" and more "Blob Girl Summer"? See more stories on Insider's business page. As the petals drop to the pavement and shots slip into arms, we're rolling inexorably towa...
Tags: Gender, Japan, New York, Life, Women, Lifestyle, Trends, Walmart, Weight, Florence, Essay, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Tatcha, Penelope, Odysseus, Camellia Cleansing Oil


The life and career of Bernard Arnault, the luxury goods mogul who owns brands like Louis Vuitton - and whose wealth is surpassed only by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world's largest maker of luxury goods. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images Bernard Arnault briefly surpassed Elon Musk as the world's second-richest person this week. Arnault controls the massive luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton. Four of Arnault's children work at LVMH brands, including Louis Vuitton, Berluti, and TAG Heuer. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to the world of l...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Fashion, Elon Musk, New York, London, Wales, Vladimir Putin, Steve Jobs, France, Life, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends


Metropolitan Museum of Art gets Google Doodle treatment for 151st anniversary

Google is celebrating the 151st anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a doodle showcasing the institution's most important art pieces.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today, Google Doodle, Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Mystery over origins of Howard Hodgkin’s Indian art collection could see it lost to UK

Ashmolean in Oxford turned down chance to buy exquisite paintings and drawings, which may now go to New YorkIndian paintings and drawings had been his lifelong passion and, before his death in 2017, the artist Sir Howard Hodgkin hoped that his collection would be acquired by the Ashmolean in Oxford – only for the museum to reject his offer amid concerns that some of the works should never have left India.Now Britain’s loss could be America’s gain. Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ne...
Tags: Art, UK, New York, America, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Howard Hodgkin, Oxford, Colonialism, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, India Now Britain


17-Year-Old Adeline Harris Creates a Quilt Collecting 360 Signatures of the Most Famous People of the 19th Century: Lincoln, Dickens, Emerson & More (1863)

These days, anyone can reach out to hundreds of celebrities, artists, writers, major heads of state, etc., on social media (or to the interns and assistants who run their accounts). Instantaneous connection also means hundreds of near-instantaneous comments in near-real time. It can occasionally mean near-instantaneous influencer fame. For 17-year-old Adeline Harris, it would take seven years or so to get in touch with 360 of the biggest names in literature, politics, philosophy, science, and o...
Tags: Google, Art, College, History, United States, Charles Dickens, Lincoln, Rhode Island, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Peck, Hale, Adeline, Durham NC Follow, Sarah Hale


17-Year-Old Adeline Harris Created a Quilt Collecting 360 Signatures of the Most Famous People of the 19th Century: Lincoln, Dickens, Emerson & More (1863)

These days, anyone can reach out to hundreds of celebrities, artists, writers, major heads of state, etc., on social media (or to the interns and assistants who run their accounts). Instantaneous connection also means hundreds of near-instantaneous comments in near-real time. It can occasionally mean near-instantaneous influencer fame. For 17-year-old Adeline Harris, it would take seven years or so to get in touch with 360 of the biggest names in literature, politics, philosophy, science, and o...
Tags: Google, Art, College, History, United States, Charles Dickens, Lincoln, Rhode Island, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Peck, Hale, Adeline, Durham NC Follow, Sarah Hale


Brian Eno Explains the Origins of Ambient Music

When William Basinski released The Disintegration Loops in the years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, it was the sound of decay preserved for posterity — recordings of decades-old tape loops literally falling apart on their reels, as the World Trade Center ruins smoldered across the river from the composer’s Brooklyn studio. The piece was performed ten years later by an orchestra at the Temple of Dendur, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for the tenth anniversary of the attacks. An...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Brian Eno, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Williamsburg, Antony, Eno, Facebook Twitter, Johnsons, William Basinski, Josh Jones, Pachelbel, Sasha Frere Jones


Metropolitan Cats - A Video of the Metropolitan Museum Cat Collection

Who knew there were so many cats in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC? [Author: TheStarryEye Astrologer]
Tags: Video, Pets, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Charitable, TheStarryEye Astrologer, Pawpourri, Favorite Sites


Elon Musk's famous family includes a model, several millionaire entrepreneurs, and multiple sets of twins. Here are all the members of the Musk family tree.

Elon Musk with his mother, Maye Musk. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Elon Musk has a large family that includes multiple millionaire entrepreneurs. Musk himself has been married twice and has six sons, including a baby with his partner, Grimes. Musk also has two siblings who founded companies and a CoverGirl model mother. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk has had a wild life, but he's not the only member of his family who launched businesses, made millions, or...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, California, Life, Africa, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Features, Canada, South Africa


The Table as a Space Where All Are Welcome: Ajiri Aki on Design

We look to Ajiri Aki as much for romantic table settings as we do a kind of design wisdom. Through her one-woman vintage tableware shop and rental company, Madame de la Maison, there are subtle lessons to be learned: Objects have histories and meaning. Invest in what lasts (and rent one-time-use goods). Always, always use the good china. Born in Nigeria and raised in Austin, Texas, Ajiri earned her Masters in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at The Bard Graduate Center and w...
Tags: Books, New York, London, France, Nigeria, Austin, Paris, Jamaica, Nissan, BLM, Baz, Provence, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, William Morris, Austin Texas, POC


The Bauhaus Chess Set Where the Form of the Pieces Artfully Show Their Function (1922)

Learning to play chess first necessitates learning how each piece moves. This is hardly the labor of Hercules, to be sure, though it does come down to pure memorization, unaided by any verbal or visual cues. Does the name “pawn,” after all, sound particularly like something that can only step forward? And what about the shape of the knight suggests the shape of the knight’s move? The form of a chess piece, in other words, doesn’t follow its function — and under certain sets of aesthetic princip...
Tags: Google, Art, Games, College, History, Harvard, Hercules, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Walter Gropius, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Monier, Colin Marshall, Hartwig


A 3,000-Year-Old Painter’s Palette from Ancient Egypt, with Traces of the Original Colors Still In It

It’s a good bet your first box of crayons or watercolors was a simple affair of six or so colors… just like the palette belonging to Amenemopet, vizier to Pharaoh Amenhotep III (c.1391 – c.1354 BC), a pleasure-loving patron of the arts whose rule coincided with a period of great prosperity. Amenemopet’s well-used artist’s palette, above, now resides in the Egyptian wing of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over 3000 years old and carved from a single piece of ivory, the palette is mar...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, History, Egypt, Museums, Nile, White, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Jenny Hill, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, Osiris, Akhenaton


Take a New Virtual Reality Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

You can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and in real life at that. This isn’t true of all the world’s great art institutions, still shut down as many are by measures in response to the past year’s coronavirus pandemic. But then, none of them have offered a digital visiting experience quite like The Met Unframed, recently launched in partnership with cellphone service provider Verizon. For a period of five weeks, anyone can join and freely roam a virtual reconstruction, or rather reim...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Technology, College, Museums, Rembrandt, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Ben Davis, Great Hall, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Kent Monkman, Colin Marshall


This Verizon-Powered Virtual Art Experience Brings The Met to You

Museums in New York are open with Covid-19-compliant rules, staggered entry and limited capacity. But art lovers still might not feel comfortable going to see their favorite galleries during a pandemic, so Verizon and The Metropolitan Museum of Art developed a unique new way to experience the museum from home. The art of un-framing The...
Tags: Verizon, New York, Advertising, 5g, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Experiential


Report: Thousands Of American Museums Could Close For Good

The average museum has lost $850,000 to date, though the figure is much higher for large institutions. The Museum of Fine Art, Boston expected a $14 million loss through July alone, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has projected a $150 million shortfall. – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Visual, 11.18.20, The Museum of Fine Art Boston


This Week In Trailers: Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, Gunda, Baby God, Tiger, We Are The Champions

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we take a trip to the farm, get a sweet tooth, search for the fount of fertility, look for redemption on the links, and risk our co...
Tags: New York, Movies, Netflix, This Week In Trailers, Ikea, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tiger, Movie Trailers, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Rainn Wilson, We Are The Champions, Versailles, Heineman, Yotam Ottolenghi, EPK, Matthew Heineman


The Met’s ‘About Time’ exhibit proves nothing in fashion is ever quite new

Finally! The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its latest Costume Institute show Thursday, after multiple delays — and a canceled gala — due to COVID-19. And it’s only fitting, since the exhibit is all about . . . time. “About Time: Fashion and Duration” marks the Met’s 150th anniversary, and the exhibit reflects 150 years of fashion,...
Tags: Fashion, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Costume Institute


The Japanese Traditions of Sashiko & Boro: The Centuries-Old Craft That Mends Clothes in a Sustainable, Artistic Way

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=H464u4q_JGk The state of our troubled planet dictates that disposables are out. Reusables are in. And anyone who’s taught themselves how to mend and maintain their stuff has earned the right to flaunt it! A quick scroll through Instagram reveals loads of visible mending projects that highlight rather than disguise the area of repair, drawing the eye to contrasting threads reinforcing a threadbare knee, frayed cuff, ragged rip, or moth hole. While some practi...
Tags: Google, Art, Fashion, Japan, Instagram, College, Life, History, Philosophy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Edo, Ayun Halliday, How to Learn for Free, Atsushi, Austin Bryant


Frick Will Show Its Collection In The Old Whitney Museum

The Frick’s two-year tenure in the Breuer — the 1966 Brutalist building owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art and recently occupied by the Metropolitan Museum of Art — will allow the Frick to continue exhibitions while its 1914 Gilded Age mansion on Fifth Avenue undergoes renovation. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Fifth Avenue, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Visual, Breuer, Frick, Whitney Museum of American Art, 09.30.20


Greek Phrases in Armenian Letters.

From Peter Brown’s NYRB review (available in full here even to non-subscribers) of Armenia! (an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 22, 2018–January 13, 2019) and its catalog Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages, edited by Helen C. Evans: Ancient Armenia was idiosyncratic, but it was far from insular. The Armenian plateau was not a mountain fastness like the Caucasus. Rather it was the meeting point of a series of ridges that stretched southward on either side...
Tags: Uncategorized, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Rome, Linguistics, Athens, Armenia, Mediterranean, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Central Asia, Sophia, Constantinople, Mesopotamia, Mount Ararat, NYRB


A historic Charleston mansion that survived over 200 years of wars, earthquakes, and hurricanes is on the market for nearly $10 million. Take a look inside.

This historic pink mansion is located at 69 Church St. in Charleston, South Carolina. Courtesy of Maison Real Estate An over 8,000 square feet big pre-Revolutionary war home in Charleston, South Carolina is on the market, valued at nearly $10 million. Built in the mid-18th century, the mansion sits on Church Street, which the New York Post called one of the city's "most picturesque streets." The seven-bedroom mansion is complete with 15 fireplaces, a ballroom, and a secret garden. Take a l...
Tags: Photos, New York Post, Real Estate, Life, Trends, Features, Mansion, South Carolina, For Sale, Anthony, Business Insider, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Mansion House, Arts & Culture