17 mars 2015

MIA and Met announce landmark gift of Japanese masterpieces from Mary Burke Collection

Kichizan Minchō (1352–1431), Monju Bosatsu, Muromachi period, early 15th century, hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper, 32 1/4 × 14 in. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation. © 2013–2015 Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) announced jointly today that they are both recipients of transformative bequests of masterworks of Japanese art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection.... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2011

"The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The first great age of portraiture in Europe, both north and south of the Alps, took place in the 15th century. For the first time since antiquity, portraits were used to record the features of a family member for future generations, celebrate a prince or warrior, extol the beauty of a woman, or make possible the exchange of a likeness among friends. The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from December 21, 2011, through March 18, 2012, will celebrate the Italian... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2011

Perino del Vaga in New York Collections @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Perino del Vaga, The Holy Famiily with the Infant Saint John the Baptist. Ca. 1525. Oil on wood, 34 ¼ x 25 ½ in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fisch, Denise and Andrew Saul, and Friends of European Paintings Gifts, Gwynne Andrews Fund, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill, Jon and Barbara Landau, Charles and Jesse Price, Hester Diamond, and Fern and George Wachter Gifts, 2011 (2011.26) NEW YORK, NY.- Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi, 1501-1547), a pupil of Raphael, was a leading... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2011

Period Rooms, Refurbished

With money flowing into many museum coffers and competition for visitors increasing, institutions that house the treasures of avid millionaire collectors are updating their look. This includes the Wallace Collection in London, which refurbished its Oval Drawing Room, left, and seven other major rooms. Photo: Courtesy of Trustees of The Wallace Collection, London   The Wallace Collection's Large Drawing Room, with boulle furnishings set off by lush wall coverings. Photo: Courtesy of Trustees of The Wallace Collection,... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2011

Succès historique pour la rétrospective d’Alexander Mcqueen au MET

Exposition Alexander Mcqueen au MET - New York - © photo REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) - La rétrospective « Alexander Mcqueen : Beauté Sauvage » qui s’est tenue au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York du 4 mai au 7 août 2011 a battu des records de fréquentation. Elle se place ainsi dans le top 10 des expositions les plus visitées du musée depuis sa création, il y a plus d’un siècle. L’exposition-hommage à Alexander Mcqueen organisée au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York a enregistré un succès historique.... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2011

CAIRO.- bracelet inlay in the form of a sphinx made of Lapis Lazuli that is amongst the 19 objects identified as originating from the tomb of King Tutankahmun that are being handed back to Egypt by the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. According to the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities on 30 July 2011, Deputy Head of the Phoranic Sector is coming back from the US with 19 ancient Egyptian objects that have been in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection since the early 20th century All of these small-scale objects,... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2011

Vermeer's "Woman with a Lute" on Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art @ The Norton Simon Museum

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–75), Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63. Oil on canvas. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900. PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents the rare loan of Johannes Vermeer’s “Woman with a Lute,” ca. 1662–63, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of about 36 known works by the Dutch master, five of which make their home at the Metropolitan Museum, the painting will be on view from July 8 through Sept. 26, 2011, providing audiences with the... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2011

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum

Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem), Merrymakers at Shrovetide, ca. 1616–17. Oil on canvas, 51 3/4 x 39 1/4 in. (131.4 x 99.7 cm). Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913. A.N. 14.40.605. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83-1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum—on view from... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2011

"Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty" @ Metropolitan Museum, NY

Creations by the late British designer Alexander McQueen are displayed during a preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2, 2011. An exhibition of McQueen's creations titled Savage Beauty will be on display at the museum from May 4-July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly The spring 2011 Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is on view May 4 through July 31. The exhibition celebrates the late Mr. McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2010

"Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance" @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532). Portrait of a Man (Jan Jacobsz. Snoeck?), ca. 1530. National Gallery of Art, Washington The first major exhibition in forty-five years devoted to the Burgundian Netherlandish artist Jan Gossart (ca. 1478-1532) brings together Gossart's paintings, drawings, and prints and places them in the context of the art and artists that influenced his transformation from Late Gothic Mannerism to the new Renaissance mode. Gossart was among the first northern artists to travel to Rome to make... [Lire la suite]