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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Art museum in New York City, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Museum Mile in Manhattan's Upper East Side is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; it extends the museum's modern and contemporary art program.


Plácido Domingo departs the Met after harassment allegations

"I am grateful to God and the public for what they have allowed me to accomplish here at The Metropolitan opera," Domingo said in a statement
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Art Under the Sun: Planets on the roof of the Met

Artist Alicja Kwade's nine massive carved and polished stone spheres, representing the planets, appear to float among intersecting steel frames amid the skyline of Manhattan. "Sunday Morning" producer..
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Videos for Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lifelike flowers made out of paper turn designer's NY studio into an indoor garden [Video]Lifelike flowers made out of paper turn designer's NY studio into an indoor garden

"I can give you a paper flower and I might be able to see a smile on your face," says Sourabh Gupta.

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What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish

“Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness” at the Met Museum is a masterpiece in progress from a perfectionist who hated to say “done.”
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A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met: court

A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than..
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The Met will no longer accept Sackler family money

NY's Metropolitan Museum of Art distancing itself from Sackler patrons amid allegations they fueled opioid crisis
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Kanye loves Kim's wet look at the Met

Kim Kardashian West said it was her husband's idea to get in touch with designer Thierry Mugler after hearing the Met Gala theme was "camp." (May 7)
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Kim's sparkle and pop at the Met

Kim Kardashian West and half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner joined stars Emily Blunt, Salma Hayek and Gigi Hadid in embracing metallic and sequined looks at the Met Gala. (May 7)
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2019 Met Gala: Wild, over-the-top looks

The Met Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, was Monday. This year's theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion."
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Met Gala 2019 preview: Everything you need to know about fashion's biggest night

Traditionally held in the first week in May, this year's Met Gala unfolds on May 6 at the Met in New York.
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Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Mrs. Wrightsman, who had no formal training, became a connoisseur of 18th-century French art and a significant donor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Jimmy Page lends 'Stairway' guitar to the Met

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page discusses loaning his instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, including guitar on which he wrote "Stairway to Heaven." (April 2)
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Rock stars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

They're some of the most iconic instruments from the rock 'n' roll era, played by some of the most artful and timeless musicians, and now they're being given a stage all their own. Opening this week at..
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Don Felder plays "Hotel California" at the Met

The new exhibition "Play It Loud" at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features some of rock music's most cherished musical instruments, among them Don Felder's double-neck guitar. Felder himself..
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‘Seraphic Track Stars’ Dancing About Freedom at the Met

City Ballet’s Silas Farley takes over three galleries at the Met in a dance to spirituals and songs written by men in San Quentin prison.
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From 2005: Karl Lagerfeld on Coco Chanel

In 1983 German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (who died this past week at the age of 85) was given control of the label built by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. In this "Sunday Morning" report originally..
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The best exhibits at US museums for winter 2019

Fashion is the theme at the Met with a jewelry exhibit, in Denver with a show on Dior, and in Delaware, where costumes from "The Crown" are featured.
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Sackler family, tied to prestigious institutions, quiet on opioid crisis accusations

Their name is attached to the Guggenheim and the Met, among others, but what you don't often find it publicly tied to is the pharmaceutical company it built
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