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“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.” —Garry Winogrand. There’s just one week left to see the first retrospective in twenty-five years of work by Garry Winogrand—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s. G
Send us your #AskACurator Day questions for @YaelleBiro, @JayKerrDobney & Rebecca Rabinow about their exhibitions!
Prove you saw it—visit the Garry #Winogrand exhibition and find this quote, then share with us here or on @instagram!
Just 1 week to see works by #Winogrand, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.
"The Green Cushion" is an exceptionally fresh demonstration of Wiles's work in watercolor.
Our new #metplaza looks spectacular at night while the Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday evenings!
"Most bugs that appear in this Museum are life size, so you have to really look." —Connections
In this blog post, take a closer look at the objects in our recently acquired Jabach portrait.
"Making Pottery Art" features French vases that pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium.
#AskACurator Day is coming soon! Tweet your us questions in advance for 3 Met curators to answer on September 17.
Did you know today is National Peanut Day? A tiny Chinese carving of peanuts and jujube dates:
Tomorrow from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., explore how Dan Graham's Roof Garden installation engages with its complex site, park and city, and the history of architecture and landscape design during a free lecture. With Met curators Ian Alteveer and Beatrice Galilee and Roof Garden artists Dan Graham and Günt
See a selection of magnificent works from the House of Fabergé on long-term loan at the Met:
The headdress of this mask depicts the symbolically potent imagery of a stylized spider.
One week from today the "Golden Voice of Africa" @SalifKeita performs at the Met. Buy tickets:
Artist in Residence The @Civilians kickoff the 2014-15 #metmuseumpresents season with "Let Me Ascertain You."
The sheer theatricality of this evening dress shows YSL at his most flamboyant. #FashionFriday
Peruse our Food and Feasting @Pinterest board for delectable depictions from our collection.
Correction: #AskACurator Day is this Wednesday. Tweet us your questions using the #AskACurator hashtag and three Met curators will answer!
Join us Sunday from 3–4:30 p.m. for a lecture on Dan Graham's #metroof installation.
#AskACurator Day is this Tuesday! Tweet us your questions for three Met curators: @YaelleBiro, @JayKerrDobney and Rebecca Rabinow.
The Burdick Collection shows the history of baseball from the 19th century to the present day.
Happy birthday to photographer Nan Goldin, born on this day in 1953. A 1983 photograph:
We’re thrilled to announce that the spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion,” on view from May 7 through August 16, 2015. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion will be
The spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.”
In "View of Toledo," El Greco portrays the city he lived and worked in for most of his life.
Browse artworks depicting the New York City in all its splendor on our @Pinterest board:
Explore how British rule changed court arts in 19th-century India in this essay:
Las obras del Met desde una perspectiva individual. Explora #OneMetManyWorlds:
The Met’s works from an individual perspective. Explore #OneMetManyWorlds:
"The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi" presents nearly 40 rare instruments & works of art.
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Start your Met experience from wherever you are with the #MetApp, now free in the @AppStore:
Art & science meet as "Examining Opulence" unveils the roles of museum curators & conservators
As we #Honor911 today we reflect on this photograph with the Twin Towers in the distance. Mitch Epstein (American, born 1952). Untitled, New York, 1998. © Mitch Epstein/Black River Productions, Ltd. #metmusuem #neverforget
As we #Honor911 today we reflect on this photo w/ the Twin Towers in the distance #NeverForget
The scene on this Hellenistic vase shows a bride surrounded by attendants.
Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to a performance by @martystuarthq on 10/6:
Check out our Kids at the Met @Pinterest board featuring activities and artworks. #MetKids
Librarian Deborah Vincelli highlights a delightful & finely bound travel book from the 1820s.
"Thomas Hart Benton's ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered" will be on view 9/30! #BentonMural
Watch a curator interview on Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today." #BentonMural #MetCollects
Introducing a digital quiz to educate & engage kids ages 7–12 with the Museum & its collection
The new #MetPlaza is officially open to the public following a major two-year redesign and reconstruction! The massive outdoor space now features completely new fountains, paving, and facade lighting, along with allées and bosques of trees leading to the Museum's entrances from north and south, and
"Art Through the Magnifying Glass" —@WSJ reviews our "In Miniature" exhibition:
The new #metplaza is open to the public following a major 2-year redesign & reconstruction!
In 1892–93, Monet painted over 30 views of Rouen Cathedral recording its light and atmosphere.