The Met

There's fanfic at The Met and it's all because of the Tale of Genji

Fanfiction writers and fan artists have been maligned since the start of the internet, hunted by zealous copyright holders and ridiculed as derivative by academics. Well, no longer because fanfiction along with other fan creations like paintings, clothing and even trading cards have officially...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:17am

Grand opening: Everything you need to know about The Met Philadelphia and its revamped venue

The Met Philadelphia, formerly known as the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, is almost open after undergoing a $56 million restoration. The Met partnered with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld and Holy Ghost Headquarters to transform the remarkable theater into an immense contemporary music and...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:07am

NYC's 12 essential museum exhibits and art shows for Fall 2018

It’s not just the kids going back to school. Fall 2018’s biggest museum and gallery shows in New York take on racial injustice, go inside Harry Potter’s Wizarding World and explore the feminist mystique.  The essential museum and gallery shows of NYC for Fall 2018 Germ...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:43am

The Definitive 2018 Summer Bucket List for New York City

You’ve already seen an outdoor movie, had drinks on a boat, checked out several rooftop bars, checked out the new eats at Smorgasburg, spent a day poolside and eaten on several patios — your generic summer to-do list is moving along. But each year brings with it a handful of experiences...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:09pm

New York's must-see art & museum shows for Summer 2018

This summer, it's all about exploring the architecture of our world in New York City's museums, from nudes by Picasso to utopia-inspired architecture. Summer 2018's must-see exhibits in NYC are all about the beauty of our physical world. Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:14pm

Everything you must see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art deserves its spot as the most popular attraction in New York City: a stylish building full of culture and “wow” moments, a rooftop bar and so much to see you’ll keep coming back and finding something new. Located on Fifth Avenue inside Central Park...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 7:07pm

You'll find religion at the Met's Catholic fashion show Heavenly Bodies

You don’t have to be religious to be overcome by the holy spirit of Heavenly Bodies, the Met’s new exhibit about the influence of Catholicism on fashion. Taking over three halls and the Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Met’s home on Fifth Avenue and stretching up to the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:03pm

Celebrities smoking in the Met's bathroom is now an art show

Everyone knows what it feels like not get an invitation slipped under your Trapper Keeper in English class to an amazing party. The curators of Brooklyn’s interactive pop-culture gallery THNK 1994 just lust after better parties — and stage their own when the invitation is lost in the...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:27pm

The museum shows you need to see in NYC this spring

From exploring the impact of one of the greatest American painters to highlighting the work of an often overlooked feminist artist, New York City’s museums are kicking off the season of renewal with something for everyone. Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence There’s no...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:08pm

All men must take this 'Game of Thrones' tour of the Met

Last we checked, there were no dragons at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but that’s not stopping a new “Game of Thrones”-themed tour from launching there this month. If anyone can do it, it’s Museum Hack, the alternative tour company that trades less in the stuff you could...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:10pm

Best of NYC Pride 2017: parties, shows and the Parade

After a jubilant eight years of progress for LGBTQ rights under President Obama, NYC Pride 2017 has decided to party that much harder to make up for the current toxic political climate. Because here’s the thing — nothing stops Pride, which has always been about celebrating the...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:12pm

Delving into the heart of America at NYC's museums

This summer, New York City's artscape seems almost nostalgic for simpler times. Across the boroughs, several exhibits offer the chance to reflect on and learn from our past and, more importantly, to keep talking. Grand Ole Opera Red Hook’s nonprofit art hub Pioneer Works will honor...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:20pm

Why you should see the Met's groundbreaking new spring exhibition

If the fashion choices at tonight's Met Gala mystify you more than years’ past, there’s a reason why. The annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute takes its theme from Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, whose creations embody riddles. Confused? That’s to be expected....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:41pm