Latest Metropolitan Museum of Art News

Met Museum: No more money from family connected to OxyContin

May. 15, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday said it would stop taking monetary gifts from members of the Sackler family who are connected to the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, cutting a longstanding philanthropic relationship at a time when cultural institutions are coming...

Inside the Met Gala: Feathers, bling and ideas about 'camp'

May. 7, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Joan Collins had just swept in, channeling her famous "Dynasty" character, Alexis, in a tiered gown of fluffy white...

Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

May. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday...

Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Notre Dame hailed as monument to the 'best of civilization'

Apr. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization."...

The Latest: World mourns Paris fire, offers rebuilding help

Apr. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together to...

Exuberant Met exhibit explores the art of rock 'n' roll

Apr. 3, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one. In "Play It Loud," an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of rock 'n' roll through iconic instruments on loan from some of rock's biggest names. There are flamboyant costumes...