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February 1, 2023

YouTuber MrBeast Helps Cure 1,000 People’s Blindness

Since he began making YouTube videos 11 years ago, Jimmy Donaldson—better known as MrBeast—has gained over 130 million subscribers. Over time, the 24-year-old American YouTuber's approach to creating content has changed as well. Many of his videos focus on giving back in various ways, like planting trees and donating to charities. His most recent endeavor: paying for people's life-changing surgery.

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February 1, 2023

Celebrate My Modern Met Academy’s Birthday With a Special Bundle Teaching Painting Online

Our e-learning platform My Modern Met Academy is turning one year old! Since launching in February 2022, we’ve debuted online classes ranging from photography to painting to crafts and more, and we delight in seeing what our students create with their newfound skills. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve got a special Birthday Bundle with three classes that will help you explore abstract acrylic painting in distinct ways.

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January 31, 2023

First Indigenous Composer To Win Pulitzer Prize for Music

On Thanksgiving Day 2021, an eerily beautiful blend of symphonic instruments filled The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for over 17 minutes. Titled Voiceless Mass, the composition is not your standard liturgical piece. Instead of an ensemble choir, there is silence, representing the Indigenous voices long silenced by the Catholic church.

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January 31, 2023

Embroidery Artist Chronicles Her Passion for Travel Through City-Inspired Hoop Art

We often think of embroidery as being simply thread on fabric, but it can be much more than that. The time-honored craft can include mixed media such as paint or even clay. Artist Maria Zamyatina uses watercolor as a unique way to chronicle her travels. Using the pigment to convey the sky, water, and patches of green, her use of thread brings the finer details of architecture and flowers to life.

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