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All American: Summer of Sargent and Bingham

Nora Gorman, College Group at the Met Committee Member

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015

On Friday, July 31, the College Group at the Met (CGM) invited local college and graduate students to view The American Wing's summer exhibitions and permanent collection during the event All American: Summer of Sargent and Bingham. The evening's programs highlighted Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends and Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, and uncovered exciting connections between the two exhibitions.

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Medieval Welsh Castles, and a Visit to Manchester

Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It was the English King Edward I who finally managed to wrestle a yoke onto the Welsh in 1284. Realizing that one of the great flaws of previous forays into the Welsh territories had been the inability to maintain those footholds, Edward used Wales's great coastline against it.

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Travel Blog

Italianate Elegance and Craggy Snowdonia

Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015

For its ranks of anonymous workers, the Industrial Revolution brought its share of dismal labor conditions and horrific accidents. Nonetheless, the wealth it generated breathed new life into Wales, resulting in some ambitious new homes, from the neo-Romanesque pile of Penrhyn Castle, which we visited, to the elegant Bodnant Garden.

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Discovering Wales

Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Our discovery of Wales started in Cardiff, which is a treat to visit. One of the highlights of our trip was an after-hours tour of the enviable collection of the National Museum Wales, led by its eloquent Keeper of Art Andrew Renton, but in terms of sheer ostentation, Cardiff Castle is hard to beat.

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In Cuba, Home Is Where the Art Is

Rebecca Rutherfurd, Development Officer for the Capital Campaign

Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On our last day in Cuba, we were treated to a delicious lunch at the home and studio of artist José Rodríguez Fuster in Jaimanitas, a small neighborhood just outside of Havana.

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Travel Blog

Havana's View from the Top

Rebecca Rutherfurd, Development Officer for the Capital Campaign

Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2015

A highlight of our memorable trip to Cuba was an afternoon visit to the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, a hilltop fortress with beautiful views of Havana and the ocean.

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Me, My Selfie, and I: A Day at the Met with Telly Leung

Telly Leung, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, and my dear friends at the Met have asked me to be one of the many performers taking part in their upcoming Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Friday, May 22.

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Travel Blog

Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Christopher Noey, General Manager of Creative Production, Digital Media

Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Our visit to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai reminded me that skyscrapers can be exciting. I was surprised to discover that an old-fashioned ambition like building the world's tallest building could result in a structure that is beautiful from every angle—afar, up close, and inside. From the observatory on the 120th floor, you can see Dubai's past, present, and future.

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Identity and Interpretation

Christopher Noey, General Manager of Creative Production, Digital Media

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015

Along with visiting new museums featuring contemporary art in Doha and Abu Dhabi, this trip was timed to coincide with Art Dubai and the Sharjah Biennial. Throughout our trip, we questioned our history, our identity, and what was happening around us.

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Travel Blog

Magnificent Structures in Qatar

Christopher Noey, General Manager of Creative Production, Digital Media

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015

A highlight of any trip to the Persian Gulf, our Travel with the Met group gathered for a group photo at the amazing Museum of Islamic Art, designed by architect I. M. Pei, in Doha, Qatar.

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