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Metropolitan Museum Of Art

  1. Why Is the Met’s New Show About the Body in Art History So Stultifying and Dull?This is what happens with an excess of hyperrealism.
  2. art
    Huma Bhabha’s New Installation at the Met Brings You Into the Realm of GodsThis is among the best Met roof sculpture installations since the program began in 1987.
  3. art and money
    The Met’s Admission-Fee Hike Points at a Much Bigger ProblemThe newly fortified ticket price is a drag. But what got us here is worse.
  4. The Met to Charge $25 Admission Fee for Out-of-Town VisitorsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art is eliminating its “suggested donation” policy for nonlocal guests.
  5. 11,000 People Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Good.In many ways it is a sign of art’s complexity that it generate a wide variety of responses.
  6. new york beginnings
    The Director and the Pharaoh: How Thomas Hoving Created the Museum BlockbusterWhen King Tut became a celebrity.
  7. Michelangelo Exploded Art History, Just With His DrawingThe Metropolitan Museum’s new show is a stupendous metaphysical-visual exhalation.
  8. money money money
    The Met Is Reportedly Considering Charging Tourists an Admission FeeAlert your visiting grandparents now!
  9. feature
    With Rumors, Scandal, and a Record Budget Shortfall, What Broke the Met?Just a year ago, the museum was planning an ambitious expansion and touting record attendance. Now its director has been ousted.
  10. metropolitan museum of art
    Metropolitan Museum Director Thomas Campbell ResignsDaniel Weiss, the Met’s president and COO, will act as its interim chief executive.
  11. classical music
    A 21-Hour Day of Unfinished, Impossible Music: Stockhausen’s KlangA 21-hour performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  12. What Happened to ‘James Hunter Black Draftee’? A Mystery at the Met BreuerJames Hunter never showed up for his second sitting with Alice Neel, who left the painting unfinished. What happened to him?
  13. unfinished business
    Inside the New Met Breuer’s Housewarming ShowThe stories behind 500 years of “unfinished” artworks in one famous Brutalist redoubt.
  14. classical music
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Building Gets New MusicStarting with a sonic walk over to the Met Breuer.
  15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Logo Is a Typographic Bus CrashSix big red conjoined letters.
  16. art appreciation
    I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Drawing by a Man With No Hands or FeetJerry Saltz on the infinitely intricate art of Matthias Buchinger.
  17. jerry saltz
    Saltz: The Met’s ‘Regarding Warhol’ Has Nothing to SayThere’s a shallow, pandering fecklessness to this pseudo-extravaganza.
  18. New York’s Koch-Fueled Binge: Saltz and Davidson on Distasteful DonationsIs David Koch’s money good enough for the Met?
  19. the whitney
    The Met Plans to Take Over the Whitney BuildingWhen the Whitney leaves its current spot in 2015.
  20. clickables
    Watch Spain’s King Philip IV Sign Autographs by His Portrait at the Met“Ask him, what does he eat?”
  21. open letter
    An Open Letter to the Congressional RepublicansThere’s indecency to be rooted out!
  22. video
    Jerry Saltz at the Met’s Picasso ShowSee a “chapel to eroticism.”
  23. oops
    Lady Trips at the Met, Rips a PicassoUnless this woman was once pantsed on national TV, this was surely most embarrassing moment of her life.
  24. obit
    Remembering Thomas Hoving, Visionary (and Wonderfully Vulgar) Met DirectorHoving was a madman, and of a specific type: the utterly fearless, patrician vulgarian.
  25. tosca-gate
    Zeffirelli Puts Bondy on Blast, Again“He’s a very bad director for my money. He should not be allowed to touch these masterpieces.”
  26. beef
    Tosca Beef Heats UpLuc Bondy: “I’m a third-rate director, and he is a second assistant of Visconti.”
  27. The Met’s Tosca Booed on Opening Night“The production made no sense!”
  28. economypocalypse
    The Met Makes Good on Promised LayoffsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has completed the round of layoffs announced back in March, with an overall death toll of 357 positions.
  29. economypocalypse
    Met Director: Smaller Art Shows, Fewer Parties, No More Biscuits“We no longer serve biscuits to the trustees.”
  30. art candy
    Preview the Met’s Fab New Show, ‘The Pictures Generation’It’s a look back at the gang of mostly New York artists who first came of age with TV news and pop culture.
  31. beef
    Met Director Fight!According to a new book, ex-Met-director Philippe de Montebello didn’t always get along with his predecessor — and their clashes were every bit as explosive as you might expect.
  32. economypocalypse
    Layoffs Hit the MetThe museum will eliminate 74 retail positions.
  33. artsy
    The Met Drops a Cool Million for an Old MasterThe purchase comes at a time when the Met has publicly expressed some worries about money.
  34. news reel
    Is New York City Opera Headed for Bankruptcy?A former high-ranking staff member says declaring bankruptcy is ‘a real possibility and perhaps a good option.’
  35. goodbyes
    Outgoing Met Director Philippe de Montebello Forced to Share Plaque at Farewell PartyOn his replacement, Thomas P. Campbell: ‘We do not see eye to eye on everything.’
  36. The Met Goes ViralThe Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.
  37. opera
    Renée Fleming Hiccups at Met OpenerHow could she play a long scene opposite Thomas Hampson almost as if he weren’t there?
  38. news reel
    New Met Director Plays Down Sarah Palin Comparisons’I don’t hunt and, to the best of my knowledge, I don’t have a 17-year-old who is pregnant,’ he said.
  39. Thomas P. Campbell Named Director of the Met — But Is He Snooty Enough?We consult the Vulture Snootometer!
  40. apropos of nothing
    The Hidden ‘Weekend Arts’As summer-desperate editors have always known, any idea, no matter how goofy, can be stretched into a popular recurring feature.
  41. chat room
    Is the Met a Death Trap of Plummeting Sculpture? An Exhibit Designer Explains (Updated)We ask Vulture brother (and former Met designer) Dennis Kois if this was his fault.
  42. it just happened
    Literally Breaking! Fifteenth-Century Terra-cotta Sculpture Falls Off Wall at MetIs the Met a death trap???
  43. apropos of nothing
    The Met Attacked by Huge, Opera-Loving Mice!According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a recent inspection of the Met turned up mouse poop.
  44. tube junkie
    Video: Vulture Explores Superhero Fashions at the Met’s Costume InstituteVulture’s Dan Kois talks with the Met’s Andrew Bolton about “Superheroes.” Plus: lightning fight!
  45. art candy
    The Brooklyn Museum Visits Astroland One Last TimeGood-bye, Coney Island?
  46. overnights
    ‘The Riches’: Introducing the Eden Falls Cost of Living Index!The rewards are there for the taking, but as with gas and groceries, the prices they must pay just keep going up.
  47. countdown
    ‘Battlestar Galactica’: The Internet Teases — and Spoils — Season FourWho’s a Cylon now? What’s up with Starbuck’s Viper? Will they ever find Earth? Who’s gonna DIE?
  48. quote machine
    Stephen Malkmus Is Just Too Old to Scream Like ThatPlus Jimmy Kimmel on his 1,000th episode, Peter Jackson’s heaven, and 50 Cent soothes the G-Unit.
  49. the take
    Video: Jerry Saltz Explains ‘Jasper Johns: Gray’Just how interesting is an art exhibit called “Gray” featuring paintings that are, for the most part, gray?
  50. news reel
    An Artist’s Look at Eli Broad’s Last-Second Sucker Punch of Michael Govan and the L.A. County Museum of ArtA New York artist talks about LACMA’s surprising betrayal at the hands of a wealthy collector.
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