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December 24, 2015 | The New York Times
All That Glitters, From Gems to Dazzling Crowns, to Behold in New York

A crown of gleaming gold dripping with almost 450 emeralds — including a 24-carat stunner said to have belonged once to an Incan emperor — made its debut this month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can see it in Gallery 357, its new home.

December 11, 2015 | Bloomberg
New Colombian Bling at Met Brings Out Paulson, Dubin, Steinhardt

 Talk about bling.

May 14, 2015 | The New York Times
Aaron Douglas Paintings Go to the Met and the National Gallery

We could never have imagined…that we’d have the opportunity to get something quite as spectacular as we did.

November 24, 2014 | Artnet
Souls Grown Deep Foundation Donates 57 Works

The Met hit the jackpot of African-American art.

July 10, 2014 | The New York Times
Porphyry Vase

This rare and beautiful vase is a superb example of classical craftsmanship at its best.

July 10, 2014 | The New York Times
44 Scarpa Works

Here was an architect working in a different medium to achieve the heights of mastery.

May 16, 2014 | The New York Times
British Cede Portrait to the Met

It takes you right to the heart of French culture and in many ways is the French equivalent of Velázquez’s ‘Las Meninas,’ which is also an allegory about the relationship of painter, patron and the act of painting.

January 16, 2014 | The New York Times
Finally, A Coveted Swiss Symbolist

"With this picture, we have the artist at the top of his form."

November 27, 2013 | Apollo Magazine
Acquisition of the Year The Leonard A. Lauder Collection of 78 Cubist artworks, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

"Leonard A. Lauder’s promised gift of 78 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Léger…is a monumental offering."

October 25, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal
Maimonides Would Have Approved

"How fitting that the Met's acquisition of an illustrated text by Maimonides, a religious humanist whose work drew on both classical Greek and Jewish thought, turns out to be emblematic of how museums can move us beyond easy insularity."

April 29, 2013 | The Independent
550-year-old Jewish holy book Mishneh Torah—which was expected to make $5m at auction—bought by museums in New York and Jerusalem

"We could not be happier that this rare and remarkable manuscript will be in the care of the Israel Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in perpetuity."

April 9, 2013 | The New York Times
A Billion Dollar Gift Gives the Met a New Perspective (Cubist)

"In one fell swoop this puts the Met at the forefront of early-20th-century art. It is an unreproducible collection, something museum directors only dream about."

March 14, 2013 | The New York Times
The Met and Crystal Bridges to Share a Trumbull Portrait

"It’s one of Trumbull’s most beautiful full-length portraits."

December 11, 2012 | The New York Times
Thomas Hart Benton Masterwork Goes to Met

"The Met is really the perfect home for it, the Met has the scale for it and the greatest number of visitors."

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