Search Results: "Metropolitan Museum of Art"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Children may need an adult's help to understand the significance of the illustrations, but this thoughtfully designed book deserves attention and a place on the crowded shelf of Noah's Ark retellings. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
A wide variety of works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection and those of other museums serve as the illustrations in this retelling of the Old Testament tale of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU FIND IT? by Judith Cressy
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A color-coded answer key appends the text. (Picture book. 5+)"
It's Where's Waldo for the sophisticated set when the Metropolitan Museum puts together a selection of paintings from its collection and asks readers to identify small details in each work of art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR’S MUSEUM OF ART by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As a primer for both parents and children on how to manage a family visit to an art museum, it cheerily offers both good and bad examples to follow and avoid; as a deeper invitation to encounter art, it barely serves as an introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That venerable elephant returns in another classically plotless but curiously appealing outing, this time to the new art museum of Celesteville (modeled on the Musée d'Orsay). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 2007

"A delectable pleasure for Met devotees."
An entertaining peek behind the curtains—and the security cameras, and the interpretive signage, and the archival cases and winding basements—of Manhattan's famed house of culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICASSO by Museum of Modern Art
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 28, 2014

"Though perhaps too much for newcomers to the path-breaking artist, handsome and authoritative for those beyond introductions."
A scholarly but accessible survey of prominent pieces from the heart of Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) cubist period, rich in opportunities for visual deep dives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EYE FOR ART by National Gallery of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Consider this a must-have art resource for all ages. (table of contents, timeline of artists) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Ingenious and wonderfully inviting, this is a well-conceived and beautifully produced compilation of brief biographies and selective insights into the lives and works of over 40 artists. Read full book review >

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AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SONGS by National Gallery of Art
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Full notes on illustrations; song index. (Nonfiction. 3+)"
Fifty-six favorites, mostly folk songs but including a few patriotic songs, show tunes, Stephen Foster, etc., each with all its verses, a simple musical arrangement, and a handsome reproduction of art from the National Gallery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK AND BLANCO! by San Antonio Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though the title as a whole feels a bit disjointed, the stunning images alone make it worth a look or two (or 20). (Board book. 3-6)"
The San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Trinity University Press come together to showcase some of the museum's most interesting art in this bilingual—English and Spanish—offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATH AT THE ART MUSEUM by Group Majoongmul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Some may find this simplistic and oversold, but a few highly industrious parents and creative teachers, eager to more fully integrate the arts into Common Core curriculum, may find even these skimpy explorations invigorating. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An ambitious picture-book introduction to the underlying mathematical principles that can be discovered in a major art museum. Read full book review >