Glenn Adamson is a writer and curator. His most recent book is 'Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects'.

(Left) Anti-slavery medalliion (c. 1787), modelled by William Hackford and manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood. Metropolitan Museum of Art; (right) Sugar box (1744/45), Paul de Lamerie. Metropolitan Museum of Art

British aisles – the Met’s new galleries don’t shy away from addressing a complicated past

The collection is now displayed with a greater sense of social history – without sacrificing aesthetic delight

6 Mar 2020
Spatial Concept (Concetto Spaziale) (1964-65), Lucio Fontana.

A chameleon who never lost his feeling for clay – Lucio Fontana at the Met

The Italian artist was a breathtakingly gifted ceramicist who flirted with too many other mediums

15 Mar 2019