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The Hindu goddess Kali appears here in the form of Chamunda, a ferocious demon-slayer.
Did you know The #CostumeInstitute’s collection includes more than 5,000 shoes?
Can you discern the praying-mantis hiding amongst the flowers and grasses? #NetsukeNovember
Wednesday, Diane von Furstenberg (@DVF) will discuss her friendship with #JacquelinedeRibes.
A curator details the depictions of feasting practices displayed in #MiddleKingdomEgypt.
Happy birthday to William Blake, born on this day in 1757. Blake considered the Bible to be the supreme poetic work and here evocatively re-imagined the Old Testament theme of the creation of Eve. William Blake (British, 1757–1827). Angel of the Divine Presence Bringing Eve to Adam (The Creation of
Happy birthday to artist and poet William Blake, born on this day in 1757.
In this painting, Sir John Millais depicts Portia from Shakespeare's “Merchant of Venice.”
Few realize that the great tragic actress Sarah Bernhardt was also a gifted sculptor.
.@JamesDoyleMet examines feasting rituals recorded on works in #DesignforEternity.
The Temple of Dendur, a 1968 gift from Egypt to the United States in recognition of support given to save Egyptian monuments threatened by the rising waters of the Nile, was built around 15 B.C. when the Roman emperor Augustus ruled Egypt. Although small in comparison with the famous temples in Egyp
The exaggerated features of this lion contribute to its devilish charm. #NetsukeNovember
Photographer Thomas Struth explores humility in Chinese Buddhist sculpture #MetArtistProject
#JacquelinedeRibes was inducted into the Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1962. #FashionFriday
Visit #KongoPower during #MetFridays to learn about the role of women in Kongo communities.
“It’s like an oasis in the Museum, because it’s a space of silence.” —Photographer Thomas Struth on gallery 208 - Chinese Buddhist Art. Click the link in our profile to hear the artist discuss the sculptures on view in this gallery. Bodhisattva Manjushri (Wenshu), late 10th–early 12th century. China
Save 25% sitewide all weekend during The #MetStore’s #BlackFriday Event!
One of Goya’s most striking images, this is a work of great complexity.
This mango shaped flask reflects the Mughal love of natural forms and precious materials.
This #Thanksgiving etching portrays the rural deities Ceres and Bacchus.
Contemporary American artist Kara Walker, widely recognized for her explorations of issues of race, gender, and sexuality through the eighteenth-century medium of cut-paper silhouettes, was born on this day in 1969. Kara Walker (American, born 1969). Fixin', Pitted, Fished, Pitied (detail), 1995. #m
.@JayKerrDobney shares a recording of a #Thanksgiving hymn played on our Appleton organ.
Happy birthday to Kara Walker, born on this day in 1969.
This colorful boar is in a cover similar to those worn by elephants. #NetsukeNovember

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