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5 Surprising Musical Inspirations for Werner Herzog’s Cinema

One of them is 'The Lion King.' Another is a choir of shepherds from Sardinia.
Gabriel Herrera
5.17.17
Art

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

America's largest museum sets free its iconic collection of paintings and sculptures.
Beckett Mufson
2.9.17
Film

A Computer Turns Home Footage into Animated Oil Paintings

A creative technologist at The MET is finding intimate new uses for neural networks.
Beckett Mufson
12.29.16
Art

Snoop Dogg Is Painting Now: Last Week In Art

Also: Two van Goghs, stolen 14 years ago, were recovered by Italian police and returned to the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.3.16
Art

A Keith Haring Mural Is in Danger: Last Week In Art

In art news, the Met announces record high attendance amidst financial difficulties, and a Keith Haring Mural is in danger of being torn down by developers.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.8.16
Art

Leonardo DiCaprio's Art Auction Raises $45 Million: Last Week in Art

Artists included, to name just a few, Damien Hirst, James Turrell, and Adrien Brody.
Sami Emory
7.25.16
Art

Jeanette Hayes Aces the Faceswap | Insta of the Week

The Met's new contemporary art annex has become a playground for memesters and net artists.
Beckett Mufson
4.15.16
Art

How a Freewheeling Skater Became an Art Historian

Ted Barrow leads a double life.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
1.14.16
Art

Reframing "White Jesus"

Justin Renel Joseph's case against the Met asks, where is the line between censorship and rebuilding history?
Annie Armstrong
12.28.15
Fashion

The Met Museum Has a "Costume Institute" to Preserve the History of Fashion

From 1930s croquis to Naomi Campbell, take a look inside the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library.
Antwaun Sargent
8.21.15
Narcomania

Laughing Gas? The Met Should Be More Worried About London's Crack and Crystal Meth Problems

For Lambeth council, clamping down on NOS canister litter is an easier win that honing in on the borough's real drug issues.
Max Daly
7.14.15
News

Russell Brand's Plan to Love-Bomb the Police Is Fatuous Bullshit

I don't get it, what's to love? The institutional racism or the unaccountable violence?
Aaron Bastani
6.24.15
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