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“One of the great sculpture shows of the season." —The New York Times on “Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art.” This exhibition features some of the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Maternity Figure: Seated Mother and Child, 17th–18th century.
Curator Kurt Behrendt provides a first look at the #SacredTraditions exhibition in this post:
Opening today, "#SacredTraditions of the Himalayas” features mandalas, sculpture and jewelry.
Mithras was an Iranian god who became popular throughout the Roman Empire.
"The Lute Player" depicts a soldier of fortune singing a love madrigal in a vivid style.
Planning to see #MrTurner? Come to the Met to see works by J.M.W. Turner! cc: @sonyclassics
This enchanting Schiaparelli dress was inspired by Botticelli's paintings. #FashionFriday
Thanks @sree for enlightening #EmptyMet tour today. @metmuseum is a public treasure & tech helps it serve even more.
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Tickets are still available for tomorrow 's festive holiday performance by #SimoneDinnerstein:
This article on Egyptian jewels originally appeared in @nytimes 12/19/1919: via @courtjeweller
Opening in theaters today, “Mr. Turner” explores the life and career of the great British painter J.M.W. Turner. This work and two others by Turner are on view in gallery 808. Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute, ca. 1835. #metmuseum #jm
Amie Siegel discusses “Provenance,” her three-part installation at the Met, in @voguemagazine:
Learn about Jewish Art in late antiquity & early Byzantium in this essay & slideshow #Hanukkah
“Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer” celebrates the artistry & creativity needed to work w/lacquer.
The beautiful painterly effects of "The Masqueraders" amplify its romantic tone.
Rituals dedicated to stars and planets were introduced to Japan from China in the 9th century:
Celebrate #Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, with Mark Podwal's Menorah:
This view of the Grand Staircase with Auguste Rodin’s “The Bronze Age (L'Age d'airain)” was photographed in 1919. #metmuseum #tbt #rodin
Tomorrow at 6:30 pm, @SteveCosson discusses works in the collection that have influenced him:
Absolutely adored the Death Becomes Her exhibit at The MET. At the @metmuseum until Feb 1st!
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In this season of holiday celebrations, learn about banquets & feasts from the ancient world:
Get tickets for Songs of the Season, featuring renowned Choristers, Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Save 25% at The Met Store (online only) with code HURRY14. Offer ends Monday at 1:00 p.m.
"For me, #Cubism presented a whole new way of seeing." —Leonard A. Lauder, via @artinfodotcom: