Metropolitan Museum of Art

Six must-see shows during Frieze New York

From Genesis P-Orridge at Pioneer Works to Louise Bourgeois at the Met, our pick of the best exhibitions in the city this week

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At the 2022 Met Gala, everything old (money) is new again

The Metropolitan Museum’s annual fashion extravaganza drew divergent interpretations of its Gilded Age theme

First Lady Jill Biden opens new Met Costume Institute exhibition with message of solidarity with Ukraine

Dr. Biden joined Anna Wintour and several of the film directors who curated the period rooms of the Metropolitan Museum’s American wing

An expert's guide to Louise Bourgeois: five must-read books on the French-American artist

All you ever wanted to know about Bourgeois, from the artist in her own words to an illustrated book for children—selected by the Hayward Gallery’s Ralph Rugoff and Katie Guggenheim

Photographer Edward Burtynsky on his Ukrainian heritage and our 'predator species running amok'

Plus, Winslow Homer at the Met and China's Russia problem

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Imperial appointment: former Japanese princess lands job at the Metropolitan Museum

Mako Komuro, a former member of Japan’s imperial family, is reportedly volunteering her time to help with a forthcoming exhibition of hanging scroll paintings

Hot on the heels of Tate commission, Hew Locke chosen to transform Met museum façade

Guyanese-British artist will create four sculptures that draw on the New York museum's collection

Winslow Homer’s American odyssey is retold in New York show

The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, which will travel to London’s National Gallery later this year, highlights works inspired by the artist’s journeys

Visitor Figures 2021: the 100 most popular art museums in the world—but is Covid still taking its toll?

While attendance figures still have some way to go to reach pre-pandemic levels, fewer days of lockdown-related closures coupled with vaccine rollout programmes spelled good news for institutions around the world

Dealer suspected of selling looted antiquities to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louvre Abu Dhabi detained in Paris

The Hamburg-based dealer Roben Dib was arrested in Paris last week. His lawyers say he will "fully cooperate with the investigation"

Metropolitan Museum of Art director Max Hollein sets out his vision for the future

Plus, the "golden age" of Beiruti art at the Gropius Bau in Berlin and Meret Oppenheim's Surrealist white heels at the Menil Collection in Houston

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Los Angeles artist Lauren Halsey will create the Metropolitan Museum’s next rooftop commission

The immersive work will feature symbolism from utopian to architecture and ancient Egyptian art, as well as references to South Central Los Angeles

Metropolitan Museum picks Mexican architect Frida Escobedo for $500m revamp of Modern and contemporary art wing

Escobedo, the first woman to design a wing at the museum, was chosen over candidates including David Chipperfield, Ensamble Studio and other firms

Picasso bronze deaccessioned by the Metropolitan Museum could bring $30m at Christie’s

The sale of the canonical early Cubist sculpture will bolster the museum’s acquisitions fund and at no great cost to its collection, which includes another edition of the work

Recently discovered works by Jacques-Louis David to go show in New York

Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will focus on the preparatory sketches for some of the French painter’s best known masterpieces

New York’s Metropolitan Museum buys four extremely rare Van Gogh prints

Vincent wanted to sell the set for under a dollar as “art for the people”—the museum will have paid several million

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US museums close or reduce capacity as Omicron variant causes surge in Covid-19 cases

The Metropolitan Museum will stay opened at reduced capacity, while others like the Yale University Art Gallery and the Baltimore Museum of Art close temporarily

The Met begins $70m renovation of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The galleries, housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller wing of the museum, will be modernised to better contextualise the collection and illustrate the ‘complex story of cultural development over the last 5,000 years’

Richard Serra, Kara Walker and other artists urged the Met to remove Sackler name

In an open letter started by Nan Goldin, world-renowned artists denounced the museum’s ties to the Sacklers due to the family’s role in the opioid crisis

Disney at the Met—but is it art?

Plus, a new centre to study Matisse at Baltimore Museum of Art and Josef Albers's lithographs at Cristea Roberts in London

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Metropolitan Museum drops Sackler name from its galleries

The announcement comes as museums worldwide sever ties with members of the Sackler family over their role in the opioid crisis

How Walt Disney’s love of Rococo transformed animation

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explores how the legendary film-maker came to be inspired by French decorative arts

Archive of James Van Der Zee, once-ignored chronicler of Harlem, acquired by the Met

Lifelong documenter of Harlem is the first Black photographer to have entire archive acquired by the New York museum

North American museums face a reckoning on Indigenous rights

An ongoing Indigenous protest movement is forcing museums across North America to confront a pressing question - who really owns the land on which they stand, and what should they do about it?

The Met repatriates looted Benin works

Two 16th century brass plaques and a 14th century Ife head have been returned to Nigeria

A new period room at the Metropolitan Museum examines history through an Afrofuturist lens

Lead curator Hannah Beachler’s imaginative long-term installation brings past, present and future into dialogue

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Etel Adnan at the Guggenheim to the final weekend of Kusama's blockbuster show at the NYBG