Metropolitan Museum of Art: What to see this summer

Not every summer day is created equal. For each gorgeous sunny afternoon, there’s one filled with overbearing heat or an insane thunderstorm. That’s why you need a backup plan for your outdoor activities — and we humbly suggest stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit some of the interesting exhibitions that are currently running. Check out a few of the offerings below:

P.S. Art 2013
Through Aug. 25

More than just refrigerator door fodder, this collection highlights the talents and ambitions of blossoming young artists in our own neighborhoods. Showcasing the artistic talents of New York public school students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, this exhibit is celebrating its 11-year anniversary. Enjoy the creative artwork and imagination of 83 students before the summer ends!

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art
Through Sept. 3

Ready to walk like an Egyptian? Then you’ll need to know the dress code. Intended for both household and apparel decoration, these Byzantine Empire works exemplify abundance and prosperity in Egypt. With motifs such as birds, beasts, humans, gods, pharaonic art and more, these Coptic textiles that were once exclusively found in Egypt are now available to you in New York City.

Julia Margaret Cameron
Aug. 19 – Jan. 5

In this bustling city, sometimes we forget to stop and really notice one another. But Julia Margaret Cameron knows the true strength of capturing who individuals are in a single glance. Featuring masterpieces from Cameron’s “great thro’ genius,” (portraits of men) and “great thro’ love” (portraits of women), the exhibit will feature the unorthodox and spiritual technique of one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography.

The Civil War and American Art
Through Sept. 2

It’s a window to the past, capturing one of the nation’s most controversial times in the framework of art. Discover the impact that the Civil War had on the American psyche through landscapes, photographs and paintings from 1852 through 1877. The exhibit features paintings by Frederick E. Church and Sanford R. Gifford as well as photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and George N. Barnard.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Hillary Clinton headed to Boston for women's leadership…

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Massachusetts Wednesday amid continuing speculation about making another bid for the presidency in 2016.

Local

The Boston Marathon: Step by step, the race…

For over a century, the Boston Marathon has been an event centered around sportsmanship, endurance and athleticism, but there’s no denying the face of the renowned race has been changed…

Local

Boston Marathon: Marathoners ready to run, honor victims

Scores of runners will cross the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton Monday and embark on a 26.2-mile journey to Boston in honor of the victims.

Local

MIT student, Rhodes scholar, dies

Eliana Hechter, a student at MIT and Harvard, died, her family said. The announcement was posted on MIT's website.

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

The Word

Miley Cyrus cancels more dates, tweeting from hospital

Miley Cyrus is reportedly so sick that she's had to postpone more tour dates. We know this because she has been sitting in a hospital…

Music

Loop are, er, um, back in the loop

Experimental noise rock band Loop's three mid-1980s to early-1990s albums, “Heavens End,” “Fade Out” and “A Gilded Eternity,” were mercifully reissued.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.