There is big news in the New York art world – and art worlds everywhere.
The great Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – “The Met” as it is known – is releasing 375,000 images of “public domain” art from its incomparable collection … in partnership with the website powerhouse Wikimedia.
Art lovers, educators, parents stuck inside with bored kids – or people who just want to expand their horizons – can now open up their computer, go to metmuseum.org/art/collection, and search away through some of the most cherished pieces of art the world has to offer.
We did a Met search and found this beautiful-in-blue image of a painting by Reginald Pollack, who lived for a time in Loudoun County. We searched through our favorites – old masters, impressionists, sculptures, anything we could think of. So much to see.
Per the museum’s website, “ … images of the Met’s public domain artwork will be freely available online to be reused for any purpose, without restriction under copyright law.” What a treasure. Take advantage of it.