The Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Up with 400,000 Images Online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art digital images

This is such a great way to lose an hour or two online! The Metropolitan Museum of Art has grown its image archive online by 400,000. The museum is allowing free access to the images and free non-commercial use. They’ll be Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) which means they’re freely available to use for scholarly and academic publication. My only question is what took you so long? It’s 2014!Continue Reading

Artnear iPhone Application

I can’t honestly say how useful this application is as I don’t own an iPhone, but it sounds like a good idea. It’s a free application (I believe there is also a pro version for a small fee) available from iTunes which guides you to art museums, exhibitions and galleries around the world. If it does what it’s supposed to do it would be a must have for art travelers.Continue Reading

Imperial Clothing by Donald Frazell – Part 1

Donald Frazell has allowed me to publish his article on art, culture and America. I’ll publish it in several posts though as it’s more lengthy than a usual post.

Donald is opinionated and happy to criticize the establishment, but they’re attributes that should be encouraged.

Imperial Clothing by Donald Frazell

Marketing The Cult of Individualism
This basically sums up the state of “Art” in America. Why? Because as with the Romans and British before us, America is a place of commerce, engineers and industry. We are a practical people, with one great genius. Selling a product. Coca Cola, Chevrolet, or the NFL, our marketing leads the world.Continue Reading

Bank of America – Museums on Us

Bank of America has changed how its “Museums on Us” program operates this year. Last year the bank paid for museum entries around America for the whole month of May. This year they have added more museums to the list, but it is now year round, with the first weekend of every month being free to holders of a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card.Continue Reading

Most Popular Art Museums in the World

The Art Newspaper has released their annual list of the most popular art museums in the world, with the Louvre in Paris coming in first place with an estimated 8,300,000 visitors.

The most popular exhibition was at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan which attracted more than 10,000 people each day. It was more of a single painting than an exhibition, which makes the figure even more remarkable. Leonardo da Vinci‚Äôs painting “Annunciation” was loaned by the Uffizi gallery in Florence.Continue Reading

Bank of America Pays for Museum Entry

I usually delete any emails that have “Bank of America” in the subject as they’re usually just scammers phishing for my details (and I don’t have a Bank of America account anyway!). But I opened one today (as it seemed legitimate) and found an interesting story.

Bank of America will be paying for your entry into 86 different museums throughout America during the month of May. The only catch is that you have to have a Bank of America credit or check card or MBNA credit card. According to the bank, there are potentially 74 million customers eligible to take advantage of this offer.Continue Reading

Art Museum Ticket Prices

There has been a bit of news around lately about the price of museum entry. The Museum of Modern Art charges $20 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art has also announced that they will be raising their ticket price to $20.
Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times isn’t too pleased with the news..Continue Reading