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Metropolitan Museum Of Art

  1. art
    The Met Can Charge Whatever It Wants, Thanks to BloombergThe museum has amended its lease with the city amid two lawsuits.
  2. lawsuits
    Met Director Says It’s Perfectly Clear That the Museum Is Pay-What-You-WishIsn’t everyone reading the fine print?
  3. lawsuits
    Met Museum Sued Again, for Not Being Free EnoughPeople seem to think “recommended” admission prices are unclear.
  4. smart people
    Thirteen-Year-Old Kid Catches Mistake at the MetVery impressive. 
  5. art
    Metropolitan Museum of Art to Raise Admission to $25Of course, it’s just a SUGGESTED donation.
  6. stupid crime of the day
    How Do We Rate the Post’s Punny Coverage of a Nude Model at the Met?We think you guys can do better.
  7. scenes from a meltdown
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Closing StoresNow where will we get the lacquered imitation scarab-beetle brooches we get for Gammy every Christmas?
  8. in other news
    Yogurt on the Steps of the Met? No MoreThe museum has taken advantage of the fact that everyone is in the Hamptons and put in place an unacceptable new rule.
  9. gossipmonger
    Rudy and Judy Spotted at TJ Maxx!And that’s not the only scintillating piece of gossip in our daily roundup!
  10. intel
    Bloomberg’s Biggest Fight for His Green Legacy Yet to ComeAl Gore would not envy all that Bloomberg’s up against.
  11. ink-stained wretches
    Is the Traditional Magazine Writer Doomed? We Say No.The Observer thinks that no young writers want to work for magazines anymore; they only want to blog. We aggressively disagree.
  12. in other news
    Beyoncé and Jay Z Might Get Married AgainWe’ve been told about impending Beyoncé-Jay-Z nuptials so many times, their wedding has become like an urban legend.
  13. intel
    Memo to Andrew Cuomo: Change TacticsIn which we ask Andrew Cuomo to please stop tooting his own horn, and just get to work.
  14. show and talk
    Blogging the Costume Institute’s ‘Blog.mode’ ExhibitThe Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “blog.mode” exhibit opens today, and to give you a sneak peek, we sent our Fabiola Beracasa to check it out. Click above to watch as curator Andrew Bolton explains how hooker boots from the twenties influenced modern fashion and why the controversial “Incubus Necklace” was impounded by police the first time it was shown to the public. blog.mode: Addressing Fashion [Video Archives] Update: You may be wondering, as we were, why the Costume Institute exhibition is actually called “blog.mode: addressing fashion.” It’s because the exhibit is interactive, and you can write about your reactions and inspirations at a “blog bar” in the museum. Mmm. Blog Bar. Sounds unhealthy and delicious.
  15. show and talk
    Video: ‘Poiret: King of Fashion’ at the Met A special exhibit of clothing by self-crowned “King of Fashion” Paul Poiret just opened at the Met, and our cameras took a tour. In the early twentieth-century, the Frenchman liberated women from the corset, introduced a vivid color palette, and was the first designer to socialize with his clients. His “naïve and spontaneous” approach continues today through designers like Proenza Schouler, says Andrew Bolton, associate curator of the Costume Institute. “Poiret believed that women should dress in the way that suited them most, not just following trends.” Poiret: King of Fashion Video [NYM]
  16. show and talk
    Video Report: Mingling With Celebs at the Costume Institute Red Carpet If you didn’t make it to the red carpet for last night’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, boy, do we have some good news for you. New York’s intrepid party reporter Jada Yuan was there, and we’ve got her on video admiring the outfits, chatting with celebs, and learning that Harry Connick Jr. knows little about fashion and Christina Ricci knows even less about her date. Watch Jada’s report; it’s almost like being there — but with no need to get dressed up. Video From the Costume Institute Gala [NYM]
  17. show and talk
    Costume Institute Celebrates Freedom, Almost LiterallyThe Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art held its annual gala last night, celebrating the Institute’s new exhibit, “Poiret: King of Fashion.” The theme for the night? Freedom, as Paul Poiret famously released women from the confines of corsets. And perhaps in his honor, or at least continuing in his tradition, Jessica Simpson nearly busted out of her Roberto Cavalli dress, while the usually well-dressed Julianne Moore was thisclose to having a nip slip in her white tuxedo blazer. Kate Moss, America Ferrera, and Cameron Diaz, however, all looked stunning. But the big winner was Sandra Bullock — yep, Sandra Bullock! — who looked drop-dead gorgeous. There are pics of all of them, plus many, many more, in our Costume Institute slideshow. Pictures From the Costume Institute Gala [NYM] Earlier: 21 Questions: Harold Koda [NYM]
  18. 21 questions
    Costume Institute Chief Harold Koda Finds S&M in Every New YorkerName: Harold Koda Age: 56 Job: Curator in charge, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art; curator of “Nan Kempner: American Chic,” opening there today Neighborhood: Upper East Side Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Dead and real: Andy Warhol. Living and fictional: Detective Stabler, Law & Order: SVU. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Deeda Blair has a lobster salad that should be luxury taxed. But there are also the meatballs at Rao’s, a gastronomic anomaly of Italian home-style cooking. Sure, they are the size of softballs like you’d expect, but so light and airy they would float off your plate if they weren’t so weighed down with sauce! In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Convince people that clothes can be art. Oops, that’s not a sentence.