Latest Metropolitan Museum of Art Stories

2014-05-20 12:28:58

Dr. Griswold will apply a lifetime of experience in America's top arts institutions to strengthen, distinguish and expand the museum's influence as it enters its second century CLEVELAND, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold's confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of the...

2014-03-12 08:35:58

Sree Sreenivasan, CDO at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tops the List NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CDO Club has identified the names of the 10 most influential online Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), calculated by their scores from the influence-rating site Klout. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/PH81578 Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jason Hirschhorn, former CDO at MTV, captured the number one spot,...

2011-07-20 16:39:00

Conservation of Key Works Reveals Beautiful Colors NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A selection of magnificent Northern Renaissance paintings from an often overlooked collection will be on exhibition in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Upper-Level Galleries from September 9, 2011 through February 5, 2012. A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) in Greenville, S.C. features 28 paintings from...

2011-06-09 10:05:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced the successful installation of a new wireless environmental sensor network at the Museum called Low-Power Mote that will help preserve the works of art in its world-renowned, encyclopedic collection. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-04-01 15:16:33

Scientists are using antibody-based techniques to identify and study the organic compounds used in paintings Proteins, enzymes, antibodies--when we hear these words, we are likely to conjure images in our heads of colorful molecular models, cancer, flu shots or even skin care. However, we seldom associate these terms with art. What does a protein, like collagen, for example, have to do with a Renaissance painting? The answer may surprise you. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.