Sample Art Paper on A Day in The Metropolitan Center

A museum is a permanent non-profit institution in which objects of historical, scientific,
artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited to educate, study, and enjoyment. This paper
analyses the experience in the museum giving comprehensive details about the most exciting
exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of art, which is based in New York. The museum is the
home to over two million works of fine art which are featured in an online collection through the
museum's website, and it offers virtual tours of some of its impressive pieces, inclusive of the
works from Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto di Bondone as Ragsdale (2009)
confirms. Also, the institution works in hand with the google cultural institute to make more
artwork available for a view that is not featured in the online collection.
The museum has a website( in which it welcomes everyone to
their blogs. An email is used when posting comments, and the museum will not use this email in
the way unless permission is specifically requested and granted, and they are not shared with the
third parties for marketing purposes. Data collected from a client is used to personalize the
website so that client's needs are better met, fulfill the client's order, facilitate customer service,
inform clients of products and promotional offers, analyze trends and collect statistics. Data that

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the client provides alongside his or her transactions are recorded in a secure database. The
museum, through the website, asks for feedback and publishes surveys on the website or any
third-party service provider; however, these surveys' participation is optional. The survey
responses on this website are meant to improve the understanding of clients and better in serving
their needs.
Ensuring security on the website, it utilizes the Secure Socket Layer technology, which
encrypts the client's transactions made by credit cards. Also, it maintains data accuracy through
the use of physical, electronic, and administrative, which also prevents the access of information
and ensures the correct use of information. The website also uses cookies and pixel tags in order
to improve its effectiveness and client experience. Cookies are small data files stored in
computer hardware that are automatically sent to a client browser and remember what items are
shopping cart and to personalize client experience. Pixels are tiny graphical images embedded in
the website that help determine what parts of the website that the clients have visited. The
technologies do not contain any personal information about the client. However, they are used to
gather data in order to analyze traffic on the website and improve the museum content and
navigation, to boost the museum marketing efforts, to personalize clients' understanding, and to
deliver online exhibition promotions tailored to clients' interests based on clients online behavior.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has several exhibitions that are offered through virtual
tours, which include Art of Native America by Valerie Diker, Sahel: Art and Empires On The
Shores Of Sahara, In Pursuit Of Fashion by Sandy Schreier, The NewOnes, Will Free Us by
Wangechi Mutu and others. The exhibition that took me by glance is The NewOnes, Will Free
Us by Wangechi Mutu, who is a Kenyan- American artist. The NewOnes, Will Free Us invests a
yearly commission to animate the Metropolitan facade. Being designed by Richard Morris Hunt

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and completed in 1902, the four niches featured in the faced have been lain empty as they were
intended to house free-standing sculptures, as White (2010) confirms. The museum brings into
fruition the dream 117 years later by filling in the Muttu’s extraordinary sculptures.
In the metropolitan’s invitation to Mutu, she has responded by designing four bronze
sculptures individually titled The Seated I, II, III, and IV. As with all her work pointed as it is
poetic and fantastic, the pieces participate in a critique of sex and racial politics. The caryatid is
the artist reimagined idea with The NewOnes, Will Free Us that is common to the history of
western and African, being a sculpted figure that almost always female, which is meant to serve
as means of either structural or metaphorical support. The caryatid has always been limited to her
character as a cargo-carrier, whether carved out of wood for the stature stool of the West African
king or molded put of marble for construction on the Athenian Acropolis.
Mutu stages a feminist intervention in her part by rescuing the caryatid from her
traditional roles and her subordinate rank. Moreover, Mutu does this in the context of the
neoclassical façade, where a conservative set of values were sought to be conveyed by the
original architects. Each sculpture is unique with individualized hands, facial features,
garnishing, and patination. From the customs exercised by the high-ranking African women of
specific groups, Mutu's embellishments take a great deal of inspiration. Functioning as garment
and all in one armor, the horizontal and vertical coils sheathe the figures’ bodies, reference
beaded bodices and circular necklaces and the elegant discs set into unlike sections of the
sculptures’ heads refer to edge plates. As they announce the authority and autonomy, Mutu's
composite figures are unvaryingly stately, robust, and confident since they do not belong to no
one time or place. They bring the world of new ideas and new perspectives since they appear to
have arrived in the metropolitan museum recently.

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The NewOnes, Will Free Us contains to date the work of Mutu that is most important and
remarkable, laborious research into the relationship between power culture and representation,
and sustained artistic experimentation of two-decade culmination. With the exhibition titled The
NewOnes, Will Free Us, the new ones are new immigrants, children, women, and all people who
bring new ideas. If the activists and environmentalists who deliver different methodologies for
the future are not here as species, none of the astonishing works of art and linguistic and theater
that have been shaped in the history of humankind will matter. Helping us to understand that we
can do something unlike, are the four seated figures that deliver the urgency of this moment.
In conclusion, the experience at the metropolitan museum of art is incredible. Virtually it
utilizes spherical 360° technology, which allows the survey of the museum's iconic spaces. It
allows one to shift his or her point of view up, down, and around in all directions. The outcome
can seem downright trippy, especially since a super-mellow ambient soundtrack convoys each

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Work cited

Ragsdale, J. D. (2009). American museums and the powerful impulse: Architectural form and
space as social influence. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
White, N. E. (2010). AIA Guide to New York City. Oxford University Press.