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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.

Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Khan Academy X Met Museum



Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Sal Khan, founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, announced the launch of a partnership that will provide expanded access for visitors around the world to the Metropolitan Museum’s online resources through Khan Academy. 

Khan Academy seeks to provide free, high-quality education to anyone anywhere. It offers lessons in a variety of subjects, including math, science, and the humanities, and features lectures from noted educators. 

The topics and tutorials from the Metropolitan Museum that have been posted today on Khan Academy’s website include commentary, by a range of the Museum’s experts, that is presented in the context of its world-renowned, encyclopedic collection of works of art. 

This extensive content will complement and broaden Khan Academy’s existing art history content significantly. Mr. Campbell said, “Khan Academy is an impressive, forward-thinking partner with an extraordinary vision to reach learners everywhere. Together we can build on the Met’s robust program of online content to engage a worldwide community. I want the Met’s audience to reflect the global breadth of our collection, and this collaboration will bring us significantly closer to achieving that goal.” 

“Museums are the keys to much of our world’s history and culture and help us understand how to contextualize and see ourselves,” said Khan Academy founder and Executive Director Sal Khan. “We couldn’t ask for better partners in helping us to achieve our mission of offering a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has produced and shared some extraordinary content by leading experts in their fields which give insight into human creativity from the earliest cave art to contemporary performance art.” 

“Khan Academy is changing the world for the better, so we are absolutely delighted to partner with colleagues there,” add Sree Sreenivasan, the Museum’s Chief Digital Officer. “This is one of the most exciting digital projects we’ve been involved with at the Met. Just like our recently launched app, The Met, it serves to simultaneously elevate and make more accessible our incredible collection.” 

The content that the Metropolitan Museum has made available on Khan Academy falls into three topics with 109 videos. The topics are: 

• 82nd & Fifth. Episodes of the Met’s award-winning online series 82nd & Fifth are now available on Khan Academy. Curators talk about works of art that changed the way they see the world: one curator, one work, two minutes at a time. (95 videos) 

• Extravagant Inventions. On what did the rulers of late 18th-century Europe spend their money? On wars, palaces, and the arts—and also extravagant mechanical furniture. Both the King of Prussia and the Empress of Russia entertained themselves and their guests with ingeniously concealed and automated drawers as well as hidden compartments built within some of the most elegant desks and tables ever devised. (5 videos) 

• Making, Finding, and Conserving. Go behind-the-scenes at the Met to explore how some of the world’s finest art was created, how it is conserved, and even how it was discovered. (9 videos) Also available: • An online and iOS game created at the Museum that focuses on its collection—Beyond Battle: Arms and Armor at the Met. 

• And for educators, more than 100 connections to related lesson plans to assist teaching across content areas. 

At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the partnership is managed by the Digital Media Department, which is led by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer; with project management by Masha Turchinsky, Senior Manager of Digital Learning and Senior Producer, and content produced by departments and individuals around the Museum. At Khan Academy, the project is managed by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker.

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