Mark your calendars—this year’s #VirtualMuseumMile festival is around the corner! Join us and our 5th Avenue neighbors on Tuesday June 9, for a jam-packed day of live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, musical performances, and activities.
#AllByYourShelf Pick of the Day: "American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915"
Explore two generations, and two movements, of American painting in this 1994 publication.
Read it: http://met.org/2TINK9N#MetPubs
We are honored to present one of the most distinguished private collections of Surrealist and Modern Art from Latin America as a highlight of our marquee auctions of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Art this June in #NYC: https://bit.ly/2XCePNb
100% of the proceeds from these sales will benefit the COVID-19 humanitarian and human rights emergency efforts led by Human Rights Watch, Refugees International, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Launching today—“Ai Weiwei MASK” is an art project offering face coverings hand printed with iconic images of @Aiww’s lifelong campaign for free speech and individual rights, curated as an independent project by @akmunroe.
“It was a perfect day, not too hot. I have come to the conclusion that this part of Maggiore is the finest of all the Italian Lakes."
After an 1868 visit to Lago Maggiore in Italy, Sanford Robinson Gifford painted this sweeping sunset.
Learn more: http://met.org/3gj5Ys6
I had a great time chatting with @hollyherndon and @matdryhurst on their podcast. I believe there's a small paywall, but the whole series is great and it's nice to support innovative artists if you can in these crazy times.
Jesse Engel added,
In Interdependence 4 with @jesseengel, creative lead @GoogleMagenta we discuss juggling perspectives as both a musician and research scientist, debates raised by OpenAI's Jukebox…
#MetKidsFunFact: This tapestry depicts a shepherd and shepherdess relaxing and singing a flowering field.
Look closely and you'll see the words to their song floating above their heads like word balloons in comic books.
Learn more: http://met.org/2ZGDtyK
Amongst the 20 #WorldAuctionRecord set in HANDPICKED: 100 Works Selected by the Saatchi Gallery, work by Makiko Kudo, Nick Goss, Jansson Stegner & Peter Linde Busk all soared above estimate. Each piece reflected Saatchi Gallery’s role in supporting emerging artists.
10 Disney animated films ranked by our medievalists as most to least medieval:
1. Robin Hood
2. Sword in the Stone
3. Sleeping Beauty
5. Hunchback of Notre Dame
6. Moana / Mulan tie
7. Emperor's New Groove
9. Black Cauldron
10. Snow White
1. Robin Hood
Medieval history, both real and legendary, all set to some catchy tunes—what more could you ask for? Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and famous figures from medieval English folklore.
2. The Sword in the Stone
Merlin references the London Times (founded 1785), saying it “won’t be out for another twelve hundred years.” Doing the math sets the film around 585. But the aesthetic evokes the High Middle Ages (about 1000–1300).
Overall ranking: 1/2
3. Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty is based on a tale that finds its early origins in a 14th-century romance text, filtered through the 17th-century French author Charles Perrault and, of course, the Brothers Grimm.
Overall ranking: ½
Runic inscriptions, petroglyphs, and a stonehenge connect this fantasy medieval world with art and architecture that one can still explore today in Scotland, England, and elsewhere.
5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Set in late 15th-century Paris, there are plenty of medieval places, attitudes, and hierarchy. The Feast of Fools (January 6), around which the tale turns, was observed in France by people before the 16th century.
Overall ranking: ½
Also 6 (a tie!) Mulan
The story of a girl who disguises herself as a soldier in her father’s stead can be read in the 31-couplet Ballad of Mulan. Given the brevity of the text, Disney took liberties to expand the content, veering into cultural parody.
7. The Emperor's New Groove
The Inca sovereign, but make him a llama. The Inca ruled the Andean world, which included parts of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Chile, from about the 1100s until the Spanish conquest of 1572.
Overall ranking: ½
9. Black Cauldron
Every character is somehow the worst character in this extremely bizarre attempt at medieval worlding. The story has plenty of medieval fantasy elements, but their combination is just so weird.
The Disney movie rankings are based on these 5 categories:
1. Historical references
2. Evidence of source material
3. References to art, architecture, and music from the period
4. Authentic costumes
5. Mythical or fantasy elements as seen in medieval stories and mythology
Watch a free digital screening of the 2016 documentary ‘Eva Hesse’, available from tomorrow until Sunday on http://hauserwirth.com. The film sheds light on Hesse’s far-reaching career in the 1960s and beyond, as a pioneer of post-minimalism. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2AgdGTu
“If there is anything salvageable in the older sense of the term ‘police,’ it lies in the concern for present and future threats to a common rather than individual well-being.” @stschrader1 on the history of police power https://bit.ly/3cdg1f7
Some unsuccessful endeavors are worth the insight they bring.
The research during his 5 years of travel throughout Latin America revolutionized the study of nature—he proposed that the world was a living whole comprised of interconnections
His 1813 book https://gty.art/2yDsomS
In 1802, German scientist-explorer Alexander von Humboldt climbed Chimborazo mountain in Ecuador. At 20,700 ft high, it was then believed to be the tallest mountain in the world.
He was forced to give up at 19,350 ft due to tough terrain. He was less than a mile from the top.
HANDPICKED: 100 Works Selected by the Saatchi Gallery totalled £493,250, with 20 artist records achieved. Maria Farrar’s record-breaking Baguette led the sale, realising £56,250 – with an estimate of £2,000-3,000.
"MPA's Orbit can serve as a reminder to plan sustainable environments, set routines, and schedule moments for creative expression and emotional release to help deal with the isolation, boredom, and pitfalls of being stuck at home."—Kyle Freeman, asst. manager of visitor services
#ArtistOfTheDay Peggy Lee translates her interest in technology and human connectivity into rich webs of color, creating paintings that reflect the need for togetherness and equilibrium. https://bit.ly/3d7VlqI
[Stir XI by Peggy Lee]
#DYK: The Met's Robert Goldwater Library has more than 20,000 books on the visual arts of sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Native and Precolumbian America!
Learn more about the history of this research library and its holdings.
#OnThisDay in 1936, at just 24 years old, Alan Turing submitted his groundbreaking paper “On Computable Numbers” identifying “computable” numbers & how to carry out computations. Learn more about Turing's role in the invention of computers: https://bit.ly/3gyQL6e SSPL
The June newsletter lists online art resources as well as new art jobs, residencies, grants, exhibitions and other artists’ opportunities, plus podcasts and much more →
[image: Marlie Mul, ‘This Exhibition is Cancelled’, 2017, GoMA, Glasgow]
Part 3 of Watches Weekly in Geneva is packed with rare and varied pieces. From iconic models including the Daytona from Rolex, the Nautilus and World Time from Patek Philippe, to Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega and Cartier. Open 'til 4 June! http://bit.ly/3dakqkp
Daydreaming about the day I'll get to hear my coworker say "There are donuts in the break room!" again
[: Stewart, Julius Le Blanc, Portrait of Mrs. Francis Stanton Blake, 1908. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houston, 1969.]
Join our specialist Holly Braine to discover some of the works available for Private Sale from our Impressionist & Modern Art department, from Chagall and Matisse to Soutine and Bugatti.
Watch full video here: https://bit.ly/2ZKXGDJ
How do you make art in a pandemic?
"...what constitutes 'art-making' contains innumerable different experiences [...] perhaps we can sense the possibility of it being decentralised and remade."
Read more in the June 2020 issue of @ArtMonthly: https://bit.ly/3es7uXb
Le 27 mai 2020, Saint-Pétersbourg fête son 317ème anniversaire
Nous vous invitons à suivre une promenade virtuelle captivante à travers le #SaintPétersbourg "français" et à découvrir sous un autre angle de nombreux lieux de la capitale du Nord #CeJourLa
Artists underpin our £10bn art market.
We're also relying on creative content more than ever to help us stay happy and well.
We must pay artists for their time and work, or we put creativity and culture at risk.
We are honored to welcome the Estate of Sophie Taeuber-Arp to the gallery. One of the most important artists of the 20th-century avant-garde, Taeuber-Arp boldly engaged with modernism, defied categorization, and challenged hierarchies. Learn more. https://bit.ly/2XAbXQM
#OlivierMosset: Gagosian is pleased to announce that its Geneva gallery with be reopening from tomorrow. An exhibition of new paintings by Olivier Mosset is currently on view, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery: http://on.gagosian.com/YrjXdlQ
Streaming in our #ArtLoversMovieClub, Shezad Dawood’s ‘Leviathan’ is set in the aftermath of a solar cataclysm that has wiped out a large part of the human population. Watch ’Episode 2: Yasmine‘ now: https://bit.ly/3glzmxT
Made in Iran in the 19th century, this wrestler’s armband (bazuband) is set with 15 amulets.
Each is inscribed with verses from the Qur'an, including ‘help from God and a speedy victory’ http://ow.ly/Bjtw30qHsKf
The latest edition of ‘Subject, Object, Verb’, our podcast hosted by Ross Simonini, features music from Farah Al Qasimi, Patrick Langley on telephone art, a performance by Angharad Williams, and painter Josh Smith on the art of self-isolation. Listen now: https://bit.ly/3bOb0cz
Paul Carey-Kent on Glasgow International 2020
David Briers on Alexander Rishaug’s new sound work
Stephanie Bailey on access and accessibility in art
Khairani Barokka on ableism in art
Glen Helfand’s letter from San Francisco
Henry Lydiate on art law in lockdown
Laura Moreton-Griffiths on studio evictions
Mark Prince on Barbara Bloom
John D Millar on Olivia Laing & Paul B Preciado books
Dan Ward on Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989
Colin Perry on Video/Art: The First 50 Years
Deke Dusinberre on time in moving-image art
Art Monthly June
Fiona Banner artwork
Clemens von Wedemeyer interview by Chris McCormack
Morgan Quaintance rethinks art online
Lauren Velvick on artists’ strategies of care
Chris Townsend on artists and poets
Michael Hanna profile by Maeve Connolly
'I have to stay at home' is peppered with petite works by the giants of the art world, including 'Catechol' from #Hirst's spot series.
Each spot measures just 3mm in size - the smallest spot painting ever to come to auction: https://bit.ly/2Xy7vSL#SothebysContemporary
#onthisday 1936 Alan Turing submitted On Computable Numbers for publication It became one of the founding documents of computer science Find out about his legacy and his work in Manchester here: https://bit.ly/2TDX9zz
It's truly an honour to be shortlisted for this prize, amongst such beautiful work.
The White Review's 2020 Short Story Prize shortlist, unveiled! You can access all the stories here: https://www.thewhitereview.org/prize/white-review-short-story-prize-2020/…. Many thanks to all our entrants (over 600!), and big…
Экскурсии будут проходить на YouTube-каналах музеев в начале июня.Эту инициативу Центра«Эрмитаж-Италия»поддержали Итальянский институт культуры в Петербурге,посольство Италии в России,Министерство культуры Италии и лично министр Дарио Франческини.
Фонд Городских музеев Венеции, Национальная галерея Умбрии (Перуджа) и Национальный археологический музей Неаполя совместно с Университетом Востока. Проект «Италия – Эрмитажу» – это дань уважения и благодарность петербургскому музею и способ выразить поддержку жителям России.
27 мая, в день рождения Санкт-Петербурга, итальянские коллеги анонсируют старт серии онлайн-экскурсий на русском языке «Италия – Эрмитажу». В проекте участвуют три крупных музея, которые представляют север, центральную часть и юг Италии
25 марта 2020 года, в день рождения Венеции, Эрмитаж запустил цикл онлайн-экскурсий на итальянском языке «Эрмитаж – Италии». Таким образом музей выразил поддержку жителям Италии, которые приняли на себя один из самых сильных ударов эпидемии коронавируса.
Трансляция обсуждений, которые пройдут с 27 по 30 мая, будет вестись на страницах Эрмитажа в социальных сетях.
В прямом эфире вы сегодня увидите:
11.00-19.00 «Интермузей-2020». Эрмитажная Академия. Музеи и война. Секция «Работа музеев, находившихся в тылу»
Продолжает свою работу XXII Международный фестиваль музеев «Интермузей»,который проходит с 27 по 29 мая–впервые в цифровом формате.
В работе виртуального стенда Эрмитажа принимают участие более семидесяти музеев, которые подготовили свои выступления в рамках темы "Музеи и Война"
Feel the summer vibe! Contemporary Showcase: Summer Lovin’ is an online auction showcasing a variety of animated canvas works, screen prints, and special toys by highly sought-after artists such as #YayoiKusama, #MrDoodle, #YoshitomoNara and #JonasWood:
Dreams have long opened up creative landscapes for artists, from Bernini's iconic biblical representations to Dalí's surreal fantasies. #ArtistOfTheDay Rie Kono's dreamscapes continue the tradition. https://bit.ly/3d7VlqI
[Whens Dream Whos Dream by Rie Kono]
Some of the grandest rooms in the history of British architecture are housed at The Met. But why exactly are they here at all?
Explore the stories behind these rooms and more on our #MetBritishGalleries Primer.
#AllByYourShelf Pick of the Day: "American Quilts and Coverlets in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"
Wrap yourself up in this 1990 publication dedicated to the rarely seen American quilt and coverlet collection at #TheMet.
Read it: http://met.org/2TJoHUd#MetPubs