Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’

Weekend Hot Links

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Happy Friday! Might we suggest recent art, design, and culture goodies shared by the SVACE faculty and community?

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Universe Anniversary (Vox): At 100 episodes, Steven Universe reaches a turning point. (via SVA News)

Met Maps (Hyperallergic): New interactive maps of the Metropolitan Museum, courtesy of SVA students. (via SVA MFA Visual Narrative)

Type Taxidermy (Print): An artist gives new life to old forms. (via Steven Heller)

Neural Neighbors (FastCo.Design): Let AI walk you home through the safest streets. (via Lisa Lordi)

Sense Sells (WWD): A new book compiles sensuality and sexuality in commercial art. (via Steven Heller)

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve Brodner, Rachel Gogel, and Peter Hristoff!

Steve Brodner’s artwork churns up the cover of this week’s Village Voice. This is the latest update to Brodner’s triumphant series of Donald Trump editorial illustrations, which range from hilarious to chilling.

Steve Brodner for the Village Voice

Steve Brodner for the Village Voice

Rachel Gogel was selected by Inc. Magazine for its feature, “30 Under 30: Movers and Shakers in the Content Industry.” Inc. writes, “When the New York Times finally embraced native advertising with its T Brand Studios, it turned to Gogel to serve as Creative Director, helping brands to tell their story without compromising the journalistic integrity of the publication.”

Rachel Gogel has also been featured in OKREAL

Rachel Gogel has also been featured in OKREAL

Peter Hristoff continues his productive residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He’ll build on his  lecture and writing series by participating in two “9 Minute Talks at the Metthis weekend. Peter writes, “On Friday, I will be speaking about the vitality of an unfinished masterpiece and on Saturday about the tragedy of unfinished lives — lives cut short by the AIDS crisis.  Hope to see you at the Met Breuer.”

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Met Museum Artist in Residence Peter Hristoff. Photo by Jonathas Nazareth

 

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Faculty Updates

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Peter Hristoff, Keith Mayerson, Matt Rota, and Viktor Koen!

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff is the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this interview for the MetKids Blog, he picks his favorite artworks and offers insights on visiting the museum, including an assignment he gives himself.  To learn more about Peter’s work, read his statement about the museum’s influence on the monumental work he’s developing. One highlight: “Being able to spend so much time at the Met has provided me with great lessons in history; I see the fluidity of influences across borders, how one culture’s artifacts are reinterpreted by another. Pagan figures in one gallery evolve into saints in another; Islamic motifs that appear in ceramics are then repeated on a European fabric.”

Keith Mayerson, "My American Dream"

Keith Mayerson, “My American Dream”

Faculty update: Keith Mayerson has debuted the catalog for My American Dream, his vast solo survey at Marlborough ChelseaThe first printing is 200 copies, signed and dated. It has installation views, Keith’s notes about the exhibition, and every painting – and it reads like a comic narrative. It’s available at cost for $75 through Marlborough. 

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Matt Rota has published The Art of Ballpoint with Rockport Books!  Matt has already established a practice of interviewing artists on his Pen and Ink Tumblr, so the new book seems like a natural progression.

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen illustrated the cover for this weekend’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section! For his process and thoughts, visit his lively Tumblr.

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The Choice

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Via Simon Schama, here is Walter Liedtke on Rembrandt.

Met with Skepticism

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Will the Metropolitan Museum of Art begin to charge admission with its new lease provision?

“While the Met said it has no plans to change its current policy of a suggested $25 admission price for adults, the lease’s new language opens the possibility that in the future, with the city’s permission, the museum could charge a required fee, rather than suggested admission.” -WSJ

“Harold Holzer, the museum’s senior vice president for public affairs, who oversees admissions and visitor services, said that ‘we have no plans to institute either of the above, and no plans to make plans.’” –NY Times

But try to parse this statement: “We are extremely grateful that the City, which has long provided essential operating support to the Met, has moved now to reaffirm a policy that not only allows visitors to pay what they wish at the door, but has encouraged us to offer same-week entrance at no additional cost to the Cloisters museum and gardens in Fort Tryon Park, and has enabled us to provide free-with-admission access to all special exhibitions, as well as cost-free gallery tours, curatorial lectures, library access, and visits by New York City school groups.” –Met Director Thomas Campbell, with italics added

-It sounds as if either visitors will pay for special exhibitions, or “yeah but no.”