Michelangelo, the Divine
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo By the time the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed its exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” on February 12, 2018, it had brought in an astonishing 702,516 visitors during its short 3-month run, making it one of the Met’s most […]
The Met’s New Admission Policy – Should Museums Be Free for All?
A trip to New York just doesn’t seem right without visiting the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Met” has been one of New York City’s most visited tourist attraction for both international and domestic audiences for over a hundred years. In 2016, it hit its record high with 7.06 million visitors, 37% of which […]
New Art World and Changing Concept of Ownership
On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a new policy known as Open Access, releasing large number of images of artworks from the museum’s 2 million collections in the public domain freely available for unrestricted use. These art images represent “the main body of collections” according to the museum’s director Thomas P. […]