Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Restitution

Met hands over an Egyptian coffin that it says was looted

Describing itself as a victim of fraud, museum says it cooperated with district attorney's investigation

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Controversies

Nan Goldin’s anti-opioid activist group storms New York museums

Pain held demonstrations at the Guggenheim and the Met over the weekend

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In the frame

Mamma Mia—Cher’s gorgeous garments are set for The Met

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Museums

Met unveils its AI experiment with Microsoft and MIT

Teams produce five digital prototypes for acquainting people with images of museum objects online

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Exhibitions

Lucio Fontana survey shows how sculpture sowed seeds for artist's slashing series

Exhibition at the Met Breuer argues that the Italian-Argentinian's early sculptures and decorative pieces inspired his works to come

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Antiquities & Archaeology

The Met’s antiquated views of antiquities need updating

The new Greek and Roman curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum should rejuvenate its displays with honest, better stories

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From cross-cultural pollination in Armenia's Christian art to a pagan awakening

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Museums & Heritage

The Met looks back at Max Hollein’s first 100 days as director—and forward to its 150th birthday

The museum will mark its anniversary in 2020 by launching a renovation of the Rockefeller Wing and celebrating its permanent collection

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Museums & Heritage

In a Met protest, an artist posts her own labels next to a Picasso and Gauguin

She calls on museum to incorporate misogyny into the art historical narrative

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Museums & Heritage

Native American group denounces Met’s exhibition of indigenous objects

The Association on American Indian Affairs says the "first mistake was to call these objects art" and that tribal representatives should have been consulted

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Appointments

Director swap: former Met chief Thomas Campbell succeeds Max Hollein at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 

Hollein took Campbell's old job as director of the Met

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Conservation

Alaskan dancer helps the Met solve riddle of the Yup’ik mask

Conservator calls in master storyteller to decipher shamanic object

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In the frame

Camp moves from the margins to the Met in the next Costume Institute show

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Be dazzled by Mary Corse's light at the Whitney or catch the Met's Heavenly Bodies before it closes

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Exhibitions

Metropolitan Museum of Art reclassifies status of Native American art for new exhibition

Donor of artefacts asked New York museum to present them as "American art rather than tribal art"

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Podcast

'Tragic with great rays of sunshine': New York's Metropolitan Museum brings Armenia to the fore

In this week's podcast, curator Helen C. Evans tells a story of cross-pollination across 14 centuries

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Museums

Met plans to leave Breuer building, making way for the Frick

The Brutalist structure will house Frick’s historic collection during expansion of its 70th Street home

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Diary

Why the Met’s Delacroix show seems both glorious—and irrelevant

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Law

Legal battle over Met's famous Picasso reignited by estate

The museum stands by its ownership of The Actor, which it says was never in the hands of Nazis

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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Exhibitions

The Met unpacks its Souls Grown Deep gift

An excellent show add new strands to our understanding of what makes American art uniquely American

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Exhibitions

Jackson Pollock and Thornton Dial given equal billing in Met exhibition

Highlights from Souls Grown Deep Foundation acquisition go on show among New York museum's collection

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Linda on the loose

The Met’s Heavenly Bodies is an exhibition desperate for a halo

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Exhibitions

‘How can we judge a work of art that was inspired by a person’s faith?’

The Reverend James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, on what Catholics can take away from the Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition

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Exhibitions

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Curator Andrew Bolton’s Costume Institute blockbuster is pointlessly offensive to believers

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In the frame

Heavenly bodies descend for Met Gala

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Museums

Road to the Met: how Max Hollein rose to become its next director

A gifted manager and fundraiser, he inherits a museum dogged by financial troubles and discontent

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Exhibitions

Cross-border collaboration brings Mexican miracles to the Met

Works in new show range from altarpieces to holy effigies believed to perform miracles

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Museums

Met hosts group of international directors for the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium

The event, launched in 2014, is a unique experience freed from “stage-managed dialogue”, moderator says

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Exhibitions

Huma Bhabha’s alien visitors land on the Met’s roof

The Pakistani-born, New York-based artist point toward a dream of peaceful communication

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Conservation

The Met resurrects Italian Old Master’s Entombment

Museum’s restoration lifts “grey veil” from final commission by the Renaissance artist Moretto da Brescia

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Museums

Two steps forward, one step back for Holocaust restitution

In a recent decision regarding Picasso’s Actor, the courts need to catch up with US government policy on Nazi-looted art

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In the frame

Make some noise! Met reopens musical instrument galleries

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Art market

Tough new scrutiny by district attorney rattles New York antiquities trade

Will New York district attorney’s new unit clean up the antiquities market—or shut it down?

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

Celebrate Women’s History Month through art, from feminism solving an ancient riddle in Brooklyn to Zoe Leonard's retrospective at the Whitney

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Art market

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

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Museums

The Met's new admissions fee goes into effect

Many visitors responded to the change with a shrug, although some were more critical of the mandatory charge

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Exhibitions

A golden age in the Americas when even artists were 'spoils of war'

Indigenous peoples valued luxury objects more as tools of statecraft and for communicating with the divine than for their precious metals

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Exhibitions

Half a million visitors can’t be wrong: the Met’s Michelangelo show is the cultural event of the year

The major loan show is a doubly whammy in the quality of the works presented and its popularity

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Museums

New York’s Metropolitan Museum to charge out-of-town visitors

City residents and students from New Jersey and Connecticut will still be able to pay what they wish

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Obituaries

Pioneering US artist Betty Woodman dies aged 87

She was the first living woman to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Museums

The Met decides not to pull 'sexually suggestive' Balthus painting after petition signed by thousands

Controversy provides "opportunity for conversation", museum says

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a divine Renaissance man to Indian Modernists

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In the frame

Met’s mascot William marks 100 years at the museum

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Conservation

Behind the seams at the Met’s Costume Institute

How the New York museum is leading the way in conserving half a millennium of style

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Exhibitions

Fever dreams: on Delirious at the Met Breuer

An exhibition on post-war art proves a little too ambitious

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Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art finalises job description for director search

Search committee conducted "broad outreach" inside and outside the museum to define future leader’s desired traits