NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture.
NEW YORK (AP) — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one.
In "Play It Loud," an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of...
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a major Native American art exhibit is being shown in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, rather than in Arts of Africa, Oceania and the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The acclaimed Irish-born architect Kevin Roche has died, leaving his mark on world-class buildings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the city's Museum of Jewish...
Wintour honors Lagerfeld; Bottega Veneta shows new direction
MILAN (AP) — Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition. Elsewhere in Milan, Versace unveiled its first womenswear...
Met Museum says it’s returning stolen coffin to Egypt
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art says it's returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011.
The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney's office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for the gilded Coffin of Nedjemankh.
The Met bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 and displayed it until this week. Nedjemankh was a high-ranking first century BC priest.
Met Museum in NY partners with acclaimed chef
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is partnering with a Michelin-starred chef.
The Met says chef John Fraser will create new dishes to add to the menu for its fourth-floor Dining Room restaurant, which until recently was open only to museum members. The Wall Street Journal reports Fraser says his winter dishes will feature mushrooms.
Nebraska designer’s hat displayed in New York’s Met Museum
SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — A little art shop on Main Street in Springfield, Nebraska, features creative, charming and whimsical hats handmade by Omaha milliner Margie Trembley.
For a few more weeks, a gallery at the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is featuring a singular version of the exact same thing.
Chanel’s Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala
A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a lover of lavish spectacles, chose the dramatic venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different city each year and celebrates the craftsmanship of the artisans that partner with Chanel.
Leading museums in New York and San Francisco swap leaders
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have effectively swapped chief executives.
Thomas P. Campbell, former director and chief executive of the Met, has been named the new leader of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The FAMSF is the institution that oversees the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor.
The institution's board announced Campbell's appointment as its incoming director and chief executive Tuesday.
‘Heavenly Bodies’ sets heavenly record at Met Museum
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion and Catholicism have trumped King Tut.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art says its just-closed fashion exhibit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" has broken the record for most-visited exhibition, beating out the massive 1978 King Tut show.
Met Exhibit: how Chippendale became a household name
NEW YORK (AP) — A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man's bold idea to create a detailed manifesto about chairs and tables for the British elite transformed his name into an enduring style.
ROME (AP) — Italian police said Tuesday they had recovered an 18th-century ebony desk that was illegally taken abroad after World War II and ended up for a time on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The desk, made with ivory and mother of pearl inlays, is considered a masterpiece of Pietro Piffetti, one of the most important ebony carpenters of his time. Italy's carabinieri art squad police unit said the desk was believed to be worth more than 2 million euros ($2.3 million).
NEW YORK (AP) — When Rihanna attended this week's glitzy Met Gala, she was actually returning to the scene of the crime.
The Grammy-winning singer had earlier shot a spinoff of the "Oceans" film franchise that centers on a heist at the annual Met Gala.
The memory was particularly amusing for Rihanna, who attended the real gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano mini-dress, ornate robe and beaded papal headgear.
NEW YORK (AP) — It was cocktail hour at the Met Gala, the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York social calendar, and celebrity guests were thronging around the imposing Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sipping drinks and munching on canapes. Pretty much everyone in the room was famous, some hugely so, but one guest seemed to be getting a little more attention than most: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York.
NEW YORK (AP) — Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds and fuchsia, in crowns and in crosses, and even a pair of giant wings.
One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist — never one to shy away from a grand entrance — arrived dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano minidress, ornate robe and beaded papal headgear.
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Scarlett Johansson walked Monday's Met Gala carpet in Marchesa — the fashion brand owned by the estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein.
Georgina Chapman's womenswear brand was a red carpet staple prior to the sexual misconduct scandal that enveloped Weinstein, with dozens of women saying he sexually assaulted them. The company has been a mainstay for decades.
Met Gala Opens With A Heavenly Exhibit
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiaras encrusted with thousands of diamonds, emeralds and rubies. Papal cloaks and vestments with golden embroidery so fine they took 16 years to produce.
Emily Nemens is new Paris Review editor
NEW YORK (AP) — The Paris Review has chosen a new editor, Emily Nemens, currently the co-editor of The Southern Review.
Nemens succeeds Lorin Stein, who resigned last December amid allegations of sexual harassment. She had co-edited The Southern Review, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since 2013. She has also published short stories and previously worked at the Center for Architecture and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for spring, a section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been transformed into a sort of 19th century palm garden encircled by colorful galleries featuring still lifes, landscapes and other works — complete with Parisian-style signage and park benches — that trace the history of French parks and gardens.
Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 10 about an anti-opioid protest at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purdue Pharma was owned by Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. Arthur Sackler died before Purdue Pharma was formed.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Anti-opioid protesters scatter pill bottles at NYC museum
Vatican, Versace and Vogue team up for Met’s spring exhibit
ROME (AP) — The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion.
The Vatican's culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic papal tiaras that will star in a spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Montana State University photography professor Ian van Coller's efforts to shine a light on climate change have resulted in a series of art books documenting diminishing glaciers, including one that is on exhibit at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York’s Met Museum will start charging mandatory $25 fee
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its "pay-what-you-wish" admissions policy that has made it an egalitarian destination for generations of art lovers, even those who could barely afford a bus ticket into town.
Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state, the Met's president and CEO, Daniel Weiss, announced Thursday. Admission will still be pay-what-you-wish for New Yorkers.
Prosecutors become treasure hunters in repatriation campaign
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawmen who knocked on the door of Helen Fioratti's Park Avenue apartment this fall weren't hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after her coffee table.
The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part of an ornate ship built by the Roman emperor Caligula, and its seizure was part of an aggressive campaign by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to repatriate antiquities believed to have been illegally looted.
NYC museum refuses to remove controversial painting of girl
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to remove a 1938 painting by the artist known as Balthus that depicts a young girl in what some are saying is a sexually suggestive pose.
The painting , entitled "Therese Dreaming," shows the girl leaning back with her underwear visible. The late Polish-French artist, born Balthasar Klossowski, is known for his erotically-charged images of pubescent girls.
Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace to chair Met Gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will join Vogue editor Anna Wintour in chairing next year's star-studded Met Gala, which will take on a religious theme: "Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
Collectors drop bid to prevent sculpture’s return to Lebanon
NEW YORK (AP) — A husband and wife from Colorado have dropped their bid to prevent a 2,300-year-old marble bull's head from being returned to the Republic of Lebanon, where New York prosecutors say it had been stolen during the country's civil war in 1981.
The sculpture had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July, when Lebanese officials requested the item's return and it was handed over to New York City authorities.
Rare Michelangelo drawing on display at LA’s Getty Museum
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to Los Angeles' Getty Museum have an opportunity this fall to see a brilliant pen-and-ink drawing by Michelangelo that has been out of public view for centuries.
"Study of a Mourning Woman," drawn in the early 1500s, went on display at the Getty Museum on Wednesday. It will remain there until Oct. 29.
After that it will be loaned to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for a Michelangelo exhibition opening in November.
Met Museum of Art turns ancient vase over to prosecutors
NEW YORK (AP) — An ancient vase that for years was housed in the elegant galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is taking up space in a much different place — a prosecutor's office.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bamboo is getting attention these days as a versatile and sustainable material for housewares, so the timing is good for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit that explores Japan's ancient craft of basketry.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced a change in its leadership structure, appointing current president and chief operating officer Daniel Weiss as the New York City museum's new president and chief executive.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. designer Tory Burch has changed the description of one of her designs, a traditional Romanian-style coat, after her brand angered thousands of Romanians for marketing it as a garment inspired by Africa.
The online group La Blouse Roumaine, which promotes traditional costume, showed on Facebook Burch's design next to a virtually identical Romanian one on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who has waited on a long, snaking line to get into a fashion exhibit at a top museum knows just how popular they've become — and more broadly, how fashion is increasingly seen as a form of artistic and cultural expression.
Google Inc. is acknowledging this reality by expanding its Google Art Project — launched in 2011 to link users with art collections around the world, online — to include fashion.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems.
As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state. The set fee, possibly $25 for adults, would be the first in the venerable museum's 147-year history.
Kanye West reportedly snubbed the Met Gala in response to Kim Kardashian West's holiday antics in Mexico.
The 39-year-old musician was a notable absentee from Monday's (05.01.17) fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with Kanye apparently upset with his wife and her sister Kourtney for damaging their "brand" during an alcohol-fuelled vacation last month.
Lena Dunham was rushed to hospital from the Met Gala.
The 'Girls' creator had posed on the red carpet in her custom Elizabeth Kennedy dress at the annual event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (05.01.17) but reportedly had to make a quick exit due to an unspecified "medical issue".
According to the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column, the 30-year-old actress - who has openly spoken about her battle with endometriosis - was released shortly afterwards following a "series of tests".
Gwyneth Paltrow backtracked on an earlier promise by attending the Met Gala in New York City on Monday (05.01.17).
The award-winning actress had previously pledged never to return for the annual fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, saying it was "so un-fun" - but Gwyneth returned to the red carpet for the bash last night, wearing a one-shoulder Calvin Klein dress for the occasion.
Kylie Jenner broke the Met Gala's social media ban to post a celebrity-filled selfie at the annual fundraiser.
The 19-year-old TV star ignored the wishes of the organisers of the annual bash at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (01.05.17) to take a bathroom selfie alongside a host of well-known faces, including her sister Kendall, half-sister Kim Kardashian West, ASAP Rocky, P. Diddy and Paris Jackson.
NEW YORK (AP) — If you're someone who likes a lot of guidance and explanation at the museum, you might want to dramatically recalibrate your expectations before heading into "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between," the lavishly presented new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not uncommon to aspire to a perfectly organized closet.
But Sara Berman's closet, with its starched and ironed clothes and linens, its stack of soft hats, its jar of buttons and its row of Easy Spirit shoes, all lined up and all in shades of white, ivory or the palest ecru, went far beyond that.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say assaulted a security guard at a Manhattan museum.
Authorities say the man approached a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday to tell him a painting was crooked. Police say the guard then told the man to bring his concern to the information desk.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Thomas Hart Benton's painting "Roasting Ears" for $3,000 back in 1938, Benton's wife Rita remarked: "Whew, they must have put a beautiful frame around it."
Imagine the "whew" she'd let out now.
The egg tempera and oil painting of an African-American sharecropper tending a paltry field of corn is selling for $4.8 million — you read that right — at the John H. Surovek Gallery in Palm Beach. (Beautiful frame included.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art director resigns
NEW YORK (AP) — The director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has resigned after leading the New York institution for eight years.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2mHPJYV ) reports that Thomas Campbell announced his resignation in a letter sent to the museum's board and staff members on Tuesday.
In the letter, Campbell said he's stepping down to pursue the next phase of his career. He joined the Met in 1996 as a tapestry specialist.
NY’s Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art
NEW YORK (AP) — World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics.
New York City's cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces.
The 45-minute "Museum Workout" sends people in exercise attire chugging through 35 galleries, past paintings, sculptures, armor and other treasures, before the venerable Fifth Avenue institution opens to the public.
Fine Art Meets Sweaty Aerobics
Kerry James Marshall retrospective opening at NYC museum
NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Breuer (BROY'-uhr) museum in Manhattan is featuring a career retrospective of figurative painter Kerry James Marshall this month.
The Chicago-based, Alabama-born artist depicts the African-American experience.
The Met Breuer is the modern and contemporary art outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
More than 80 of Marshall's works go on view on Oct. 25, ranging from the 1980s to the present.