Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll to open at The MET

 

 

 

Les Paul Special electric guitar, Gibson Guitar Corp., 1961; Painted by Bob Cantrell.
Steve Miller had this guitar painted by surfboard artist Bob Cantrell and used it in live performances throughout the 1970s. Courtesy of Steve Miller St.

The iconic instruments of Rock & Roll will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with instruments played by artists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett, Lady Gaga, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Kate Pierson, Elvis Presley, Prince, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Eddie Van Halen, St. Vincent, Tina Weymouth, Nancy Wilson, and others. Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll opens April 8th!

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Jewelry: The Body Transformed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Love jewelry? Then, you’ll love the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed at The MET. On display are more than 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection.

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The Monumental Photographic Journey of Girault de Prangey on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Self-portrait Birault de Prangey

Take a photographic journey back in time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey ~ a display of Girault’s daguerreotype process using oversized plates and innovative formats to produce what is today the world’s oldest photographic archive. This is the first exhibition in the United States devoted to Girault, focusing on his Mediterranean journey, with this exhibit featuring approximately 120 of his daguerreotypes, supplemented by examples of his graphic work, watercolors, paintings, and his lithographically illustrated publications.

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‘We Come in Peace’ Lands on The Roof Garden at The MET

 

 

 

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

One of the many signs that Spring is here is when The Roof Garden opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace has landed.

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