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Curator @JayKerrDobney highlights an extraordinary cog rattle in "The Sound of Holy Week."
This tapestry presents musicians, acrobats, & animals in a fanciful setting. #tapestrytuesday
Celebrate #JackieRobinsonDay with his 1948–1949 Brooklyn Dodgers card from our collection:
Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, born on this day in 1452. Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519). The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right, 1508–12. #metmuseum #davinci
Happy birthday to Thomas Hart Benton—his mural “America Today” will be on view starting 9/30.
Read a Q&A with Met curators about medieval Hebrew manuscripts on @hyperallergic: #Passover
Many Hoppers! An Edward Hopper .@metmuseum and two student Hoppers. Thanx to 2 who loaned their pics. #NYC #Museums
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Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452. Learn more and view a slideshow of his works:
Long-neck bottles may have been used for collecting wives' tears when husbands were at war:
Celebrate #Passover with two medieval Hebrew manuscripts now on view in gallery 306:
Foster learning with resources and artworks dedicated to teaching on our @Pinterest board:
Vibrancy in color and precision in detail emphasize Waterman Wood's pensive subject:
See the exquisite miniature masterpieces on view in “Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles.”
“Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century,” on view through July 27, opens today! The New York Times says “…look hard. You’re not likely to get this chance, on this scale, again.” Ganesha, 7th century. Southern Cambodia. Lent by National Museum of Cambodia,
In honor of #NationalGardenMonth, enjoy this sumptuous wildflower garden by Childe Hassam.
"Lost Kingdoms," featuring sculptures from the earliest kingdoms Southeast Asia, opens today!
This Art Nouveau silk panel conveys Hector Guimard's brilliant elegance and sensuality.
Among the most splendid objects in the great churches of Cologne are large reliquary shrines.
Peruse the publication "Peach Blossom Spring: Gardens and Flowers in Chinese Painting" online:
Enrich your family's spring break with an array of exciting events at the Met!
On this day in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art was formally established.
On this day in 1870 the Legislature of the State of New York granted an act of incorporation that formally established The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Frank Waller (American, 1842–1923). Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street, 1881. #metmuseum
Happy birthday to Thomas Jefferson, born on this day in 1743. Celebrate with this portrait.
"Exhilarating…offers a rich bounty." —@WSJ on "The American West in Bronze," closing today.
Marvel at this pair of gold earrings with an Egyptian Atef crown set with stones and glass: