Though it’s a distinct handicap when a major retrospective of a great artist is missing one of his best—and certainly best-known—paintings, it says something that the exhibition Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York loses little of its force despite the fact that July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People stayed home at the Louvre.
Armenia gets its due
An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art shines a spotlight on the impressive cultural oeuvre of an overlooked civilization.
Art without adjectives
The Met’s exhibition of work from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation has the power to reframe the critical discussion of art.
The Met snares a splendid piece of southern stoneware
Face jugs crafted in the mid-nineteenth century by slaves and freedmen working in the Edgefield District of South Carolina are among the rarest and most historically significant of American folk art ceramics. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired a superb one.
Museum attendance for 2008 reported
The Art Newspaper just released its 2008 rankings for worldwide museum attendance. The top slot went to the Louvre, which held the position last year, with 8.5 million visitors (up from 8.3 million in 2007). The British Museum came in 2nd with 5.93 million (up from its 4th place ranking last year). In the US, the National Gallery of Art …