Tag The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Impossible Outfit: Couture on the Beach

Dear Paper Doll, I’m looking forward to a beach vacation this summer, but I am stumped when it comes down to packing! It’s easy to gather up the basics, like shorts and flip-flops, of course. Yet I also want to bring a few pieces that are more vibrant, adventurous, and

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From the Met: Featured Catalogue—Interview with Curator, Author, and World Book Award Recipient, Helen C. Evans.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art generously shared following post with the Yale ARTbooks blog. See the post on their blog. Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, Helen C. Evans traveled to Tehran, Iran, on February 8, 2014, to accept the 21st annual World Book Award for her book Byzantium

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From the Met: Featured Catalogue—Interview with the Curator: Keith Christiansen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art generously shared following post with the Yale ARTbooks blog. See the post on their blog. Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters, a new catalogue by Keith Christiansen—the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Met’s Department of European Paintings—is the first publication to explore the private devotional works

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Mike Hearn and The Met Museum on Ink Art

Beginning this month, we have the privilege of distributing for The Metropolitan Museum of Art a magnificent new book entitled Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China by Maxwell (Mike) Hearn.  The book, and the museum’s exhibition that it accompanies (which opens today!), represent a landmark exploration of contemporary

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Balthus’s Cat Obsession

Today, October 29, is National Cat Day. Artists throughout history have had close relationships with felines.  “The smallest feline is a masterpiece” is a quote attributed to Leonardo da Vinci; Salvador Dalí had a pet ocelot; Henri Matisse was very fond of his two cats, Minouche and Coussi; both Pablo

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The Civil War and American Art

Follow @yaleARTbooks In the century and a half since the Civil War, more than 75,000 books have been published about the war and its legacy. The figure speaks to the magnitude of its impact on American politics, economics, and culture. However, few of these books have examined how American art

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