Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Decolonizing the Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of my favorite go to places in the city. In fact, I’ve been visiting the Met since before I could walk. The museum’s grand entrance hall never fails to awe. … Continue reading

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Hitchcock meets Hopper

I always encourage visitors to New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art to save time to see the special exhibitions on the roof. For the past 30 years or so, the museum has commissioned single artist shows for the … Continue reading

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Painting With Light

For 2,000 years the Temple of Dendur sat on the banks of the River Nile. In 1965, the government of Egypt gifted the Temple ruins to the United States and in 1978 it was rebuilt in the Sackler Wing of … Continue reading

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After spending an afternoon at New York City’s magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, I had the odd experience of stumbling across artist/filmmaker Masashi Kawamura’s new blog “What They See”, which invites an encounter with the museum from a … Continue reading

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Up In The Air (nearly)

I first discovered John Schabel’s melancholy and haunting photos years ago in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his series entitled “Passengers”, each evocative image was taken during that uncertain limbo that occurs when passengers have been seated in … Continue reading

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