YEREVAN, JULY 2, ARMENPRESS. New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art, aka The Met, will soon unveil “Armenia!,” which explores Armenian arts and culture through its history, according to the esteemed museum’s website. Through some 140 objects—including opulent gilded reliquaries, richly illuminated manuscripts, rare textiles, cross stones (khachkars), precious liturgical furnishings, church models, and printed books—the exhibition demonstrates how Armenians developed a unique Christian identity that linked their widespread communities over the years. Representing the cultural heritage of Armenia, most of the works come from major Armenian collections: the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin; the Matenadaran (Ancient Manuscripts); the National History Museum in the Republic of Armenia; the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Lebanon; the Brotherhood of St. James in Jerusalem; and the Mekhitarist Congregation of San Lazzaro degli Armeni … [Read more...] about New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to host first major exhibition on Armenia
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THE highly-anticipated Met Gala is tonight and celebrities will be wearing their most daring outfits to step-out onto the red carpet. The fundraising event, which is frequented by some of the leading figures in fashion and entertainment, kicks-off the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. When is the Met Gala 2018? This year’s event fa,lls on Monday May 7. The red carpet starts at 7pm local time in New York, which is 12am in GMT. Brits can enjoy kicking back and following the drama and larger than life outfits the day after the bank holiday, unless they want to stay awake late. The gala is the biggest event in the fashion fundraising calendar, with donations and proceeds going towards the Met's Costume Institute. Where is the Met Gala taking place? The annual event is a celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is located in New York. It is one of the world’s largest art galleries and is located on the eastern edge of Central … [Read more...] about When is the Met Gala 2018, what is this year’s theme and will the Met Ball be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art?
Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP The Vatican will lend around 40 ecclesiastical works to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for an exhibition focusing on the Catholic religion's impact on fashion, organizers said on Monday. Items such as papal rings and crowns worn by various popes from the 18th and 19th centuries will go on display, including precious treasures from the famous Sistine Chapel "never seen outside of the Vatican," organizers said. The exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination will feature items spanning a period of more than 15 papacies. Andrew Bolton, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, said fashion and religion have always inspired and influenced each other. Designer Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour were among those to attend a presentation of the exhibition on Monday in Rome, as well as Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's culture minister. … [Read more...] about The Pope’s new clothes: Catholic ‘fashion’ to go on show in New York
When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop addressing passengers as "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements about delays, detours or other things, and instead use the gender-neutral terms "passengers", ''riders", and "everyone". The new train announcement scripts are part of an effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to improve communication with passengers frustrated with having to deal with a system troubled with delays, mechanical failures and even derailments. Conductors have also been instructed to give subway riders more information about delays, departing from a longtime practice of making sparse announcements that sometimes obscure the real reason a train isn't moving. A lack of straightforward info, officials say, can leave passengers wondering if they should ride it out, transfer trains or get out and hail a cab. "I have been in situations where they said … [Read more...] about New York subway bans ‘ladies and gentlemen’, switches to gender-neutral terms
A small town in South-Western France is demanding the return of a precious gold and silver bust from the Metropolitan museum of New York, who claim to be the artefacts rightful owners. The mayor of Saiut-Yrieix-La-Perche, a village home to 7000 inhabitants, ordered a letter to be sent to the New York museum on the 10th of January officially demanding that the relic be returned to its rightful home in the Haute-Vienne department. The 13th century bust of Aredius, encrusted with precious stones is said to contain the skull of Saint Yrieix, also known as Saint Aredius. Currently exposed in the Metropolitan Museum of New York and having been on exposition there for more than 100 years, the museum claims to be the undisputed owners of the bust. But two local local French historians, Brousse and Grandcoing, have discovered that the artefact was purchased by the famous banker and art enthusiast, JP Morgan. The act of purchase … [Read more...] about French village demands New York Met Museum returns ancient relic