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"diane arbus: in the beginning" at The Met Breuer

Metropolitan Museum of Art 29. Jun 2016

A preview of the exhibition diane arbus: in the beginning, on view at The Met Breuer from July 12 through November 27, 2016. This landmark exhibition will feature more than 100 photographs that together redefine Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971), one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. The majority of the photographs in the exhibition have never before been seen and are part of The Met's Diane Arbus Archive. Featuring Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs #dianearbus #MetBreuer All works © The Estate of Diane Arbus, L.L.C. All rights reserved. Production Credits: Director: Christopher Noey Producer: Kate Farrell Editor: Stephanie Wuertz Camera: Sarah Cowan, Dia Felix, Stephanie Wuertz Production Coordinator: Lisa Rifkind Music: Austin Fisher Graphics: Anna Rieger, Natasha Mileshina © 2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Blacas Ewer

Metropolitan Museum of Art 27. Jun 2016

In 1232, Shuja' ibn Man'a al-Mausili completed a magnificent brass ewer inlaid with copper and silver, very likely for the local ruler of Mosul, Iraq. With its vignettes of sports, battles, and courtly entertainments, this ceremonial vessel is a celebration of aristocratic life under the Seljuq Turks. Featured Object: Maker: Shuja' ibn Man'a al-Mausili. The Blacas Ewer, dated A.H. Rajab 629/A.D. April–May 1232. Jazira, Mosul; Iraq. Brass; raised, engraved, inlaid with copper and silver; H. 11 7/8 in. (30 cm), Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm). Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum, London (1866,1229.61) Produced in association with "Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs," on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, April 27–July 24, 2016. The exhibition is made possible by the NoRuz at The Met Fund and the Iranian-American Community. The video is made possible by the Mossaver Rahmani Fund for Iranian Art. Production Credits: Director Christopher Noey Producer Kate Farrell Editor Karlie Efinger, Dia Felix Camera Kelly Richardson Lighting Director Ned Hallick Gaffer Foster McLaughlin Production Coordinator Lisa Rifkind Production Assistants Sarah Cowan Stephanie Wuertz Music Austin Fisher Graphics Natasha Mileshina © 2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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MetCollects–Episode 6 / 2016: Simon Bening’s Book of Hours

Metropolitan Museum of Art 14. Jun 2016

“How do you measure dedication?” Barbara Boehm on Simon Bening’s Book of Hours Book of Hours by Simon Bening ca. 1530–35 The Cloisters Collection, 2015 2015.706 MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by the Met through gifts and purchases. Discover a new work each month. Production Credits Director: Christopher Noey Producer: Sarah Cowan Editor: Dia Felix Camera: Dia Felix, Stephanie Wuertz, Sarah Cowan Production Coordinator: Lisa Rifkind Music: Austin Fisher Photography: Peter Zeray Special thanks to Thomas Vinton

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