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05.18.15 Prachi Gupta

The activists that run the Illuminator Collective, who protest injustice and corruption with guerrilla light projections in New York City and beyond, are suing the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct. Members Kyle DePew, Grayson Earle and Yates McKee are alleging false arrest and improper seizure of property, according to a press release. DePew, Earle and McKee […]

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05.12.15 Liam Mathews

The Wall Street Journalreports that artist Pierre Huyghe has nixed a sculpture that contains a dead cat from his installation on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden, as well as another piece that would have contained live ants. The installation, which opens Tuesday, was slated to contain the two pieces as part of the […]

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05.20.14 Andy Cush

Thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 394,000 art images are now publicly available for high-resolution download and non-commercial reuse. The initiative, dubbed Open Access for Scholarly Content, launched last week. “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain,” Met […]

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10.25.13 Kyle Petreycik

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been forced to defend its longstanding “discretionary admission policy” because people can’t fucking look at the sign up front and read that part where it says that the admission fee optional. After a several threats and lawsuits, the Met has now announced that it’s adding an official amendment to its 1878 lease with the City of […]

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08.08.13 Kyle Petreycik

During the American Civil War, many aspects of photography were still very much in their early developmental stages. Lack of technological advancements prevented photography at the scene on the battlefield, so much of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Photography and the American Civil War” exhibition features images after the bloody battles, from the soldier camps and medical tents. […]

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01.04.13 Andy Cush

Everyone’s favorite LA-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn-via-LA art punks will be bringing their signature brand of dissonance and paranoia to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this May. Details on the site-specific performance are relatively scant, but we do know that the band will be taking to the Met’s Temple of Dendur, a reconstructed, 2000-year old Egyptian religious structure–which, for […]

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05.16.12 Marina Galperina

This is a new installation on in the rooftop garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and you want to climb in there and loose all sense of gravity. “It’s multi-reality, it’s like a walk in the sky,” explains Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno, inspired by bubbles, bacteria and, on some level, pretty much every organic structure. […]

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04.23.12 Marina Galperina

A Met guard was taking his .38-caliber Colt out of the holster to clean it in the basement, when the gun accidentally discharged. The man, in his early 50s, was taken into the hospital and is doing “ok” for someone who shot himself in the leg. “It was an accident and accidents happen,” a maintenance worker who […]

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03.22.12 Marina Galperina

Why, yes, there are thousands of nipples at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s about time someone Tumbled them. Behold: “All the nipples on view in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” — Nipples at the Met. Also, nipples! Nipples. Yes, I know, this is horribly immature, regressive, etc, and the Guerilla […]

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08.28.09 Bucky Turco

The brave young woman who stripped nude at the Met for the sake of art, free speech, and Zach Hyman’s photo project spoke to the Post about her democracy spreading mission. “I want people to have the freedom to express themselves,” said 26-year-old model Kathleen Neill, “I want the city to drop the charges.”She was […]

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