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Kenneth Jay Lane Loans 25 Pieces to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its dedication, the Kenneth Jay Lane Gallery at The Met is the setting for more than two dozen paintings that are promised gifts to the Museum by the renowned designer. WWD interviewed Kenneth Jay Lane about the installation.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is The Costume Institute’s first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983. The “Absence/Presence” section of the exhibition features four red ensembles from three different collections.

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Egyptian artists were keen observers of the world and produced many naturalistic images of the creatures around them. This delicate gazelle stands on a wooden pedestal with inlaid decoration depicting plants that allude to its semi-desert habitat.

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A Timeline of Dance Highlights at The Met

Take a look back at some of the innovative dance performances The Met has programmed since 1970 in this #MetLiveArts Blog post.

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In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multip...

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Alfred Stieglitz believed that portraiture should be a record of a person's entire experience, a mosaic of expressive movements, emotions, and gestures that would function collectively to evoke a life.

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After the fall of Hangzhou, the Southern Song capital, in 1276, the artist Qian Xuan chose to live as an yimin, a “leftover subject” of the dynasty. Painted in his deliberately primitive “blue-and-green” style, this handscroll illustrates the story of Wang Xizhi ( 303 – 361), the ca...
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National Gallery of Art Photo 2017-06-26 17:24

The sea began to assume a role in Winslow Homer’s paintings as early as 1873, when he spent the summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Let your eye wander over "Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)," painted during the country's centennial year. Here, a catboat bearing the name "Gloucester" turns toward home in late afternoon. The day’s catch of fish is carefully stowed in its cockpit. A brisk breeze raises whitecaps, fills the mainsail, and heels the boat over until its port rail is awash. Counteracting the wind, a fisherman and three boys throw their weight to the starboard side. On the horizon, a gull circles over a two-masted schooner. What else do you notice? Winslow Homer, "Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)," 1873-1876, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. L. and May T. Mellon Foundation

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This Friday, the #Projects106 gallery hosts performer Katherine Reynolds in conversation with Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. The pair will discuss Reynolds’s contributions to artist Martine Syms’s new feature-length film, “Incense, Sweaters, and Ice,” featured in the exhibition. Free with museum admission at 1:30pm. Details at ... [Installation view of Projects 106: Martine Syms. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 27 –July 16, 2017. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn]