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Jerry Saltz’s Guide to the Met for the Crowd-Averse
A nearly hidden entrance, the line-free underground cafeteria, and a jaw-dropping yet somehow always deserted room.
art du jour
Is the Most-Visited Exhibit in the Met’s History
Over a million people saw it.
James Levine Sues the Met Opera Days After He Was Fired Over Abuse Allegations
The conductor and former music director is suing the Met for breach of contract and defamation.
10 Questions the Met Must Answer About James Levine
The Met Opera has fired its musical director amid allegations of sexual abuse. But they still have lots of explaining to do.
money money money
The Met Is Reportedly Considering Charging Tourists an Admission Fee
Alert your visiting grandparents now!
I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Drawing by a Man With No Hands or Feet
Jerry Saltz on the infinitely intricate art of Matthias Buchinger.
From One Crisis to the Next at the Met
Now that the Met’s next few seasons are assured, Peter Gelb can get back to making sure that opera matters.
Saltz on the Met’s
Photography and the American Civil War
A bracing look at the first war that was conducted in front of the camera’s cold eye.
Saltz on the Met’s ‘Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity’
We see a few painters blowing up every convention there was.
Saltz: The Met’s Matisse Exhibit Is Intoxicating, Possibly Dangerous
What makes this show so ravishing is, improbably, that it’s arranged like an art-history-class slideshow time line.
Davidson: DJ Spooky Spins Into Oblivion at the Met
In his first year as the museum’s artist-in-residence, he offers up watery music and weak ideas.
The Met Plans to Take Over the Whitney Building
When the Whitney leaves its current spot in 2015.