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A fancy dress society showed up in period costumes to the #DeathBecomesHer exhibition.
Relax and enjoy the masterpieces in Robert Lehman’s sitting room. More on the Teen Blog:
Lynn Yaeger on loaning her jewelry to the #DeathBecomesHer exhibition via @voguemagazine:
Tomorrow night, join us for a talk on Contemporary Mali: Defining Mali through Women’s Voices
The Great Hall has been the majestic main entry of the Met for more than a century. #metmuseum #emptymet
Explore exhibition objects from “The Art of the Chinese Album” on our website:
Happy birthday to Robert Rauschenberg, born on this day in 1925. Learn about “Accident” in our #82ndandFifth series:
@gillyarcht @metmuseum The Simonds will stay where it is as it is site-specific, and it will remain in the Whitney’s collection.
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Elephants were among the prized possession of the Indian courts.
This prayer bench exemplifies the Gothic Revival style popular in the mid-19th century.
Never expected to be so moved by the architectural beauty of @metmuseum
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Tonight, the @SFGiants take on the @Royals in Kansas City for Game 1 of the #WorldSeries—are you watching?
Photographing #GrandDesign’s huge tapestries is no small task—how it's done: #tapestrytuesday
Learn about the art and history of early imperial China in this publication.
Take a close look at imagery and symbolism in ancient rock carvings: #AssyriatoIberia
With great sadness—Oscar de la Renta. To celebrate his great work, see #OscardelaRenta
“#DeathBecomesHer: A Century of Mourning Attire” opens today! The exhibition, on view through February 1, explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These dresses from 1902 were worn by Queen Alexandra. #metmuseu
14th c. Tibetan initiation card treatment in paper cons. I'm creating a fill for the top edge.#paperconservation
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Currently on view—"Wall Drawing #370" by Sol LeWitt, a seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art:
Opening today, #DeathBecomesHer features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915.
Here, John La Farge captures the Daibutsu, or Great Buddha, renowned for its colossal size.
In the Marquesas Islands, ear ornaments made from whale teeth were worn by both men and women.
“It is a gem of a show.” —@Apollo_magazine reviews “America Today,” on view now. #BentonMural
Мозаика искусства и идей. #OneMetManyWorlds представляет более 500 шедевров на 11 языках:
Thursday, join us for an interdisciplinary gallery conversation—Demon-Haunted Worlds:
See activities & artworks for teachers, parents & kids of all ages on our @Pinterest board:
“Enjoy and take stock of one of the most transformative gifts in the museum’s gift-laden history…” —The New York Times on “Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” opening today! This exhibition marks the first time that the Collection, featuring 81 works by Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Lége
View all 81 works from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection on our microsite: #Cubism
#Cubism, featuring works by pioneering artists Braque, Gris, Léger & Picasso, opens today!
#DeathBecomesHer: A Century of Mourning Attire” opens tomorrow! Learn more in the @nytimes:
"The veiled widow could elicit sympathy as well as predatory male advances." —Curator Harold Koda #DeathBecomesHer
In addition to mourning dresses, #DeathBecomesHer features fashion plates, jewelry, and accessories.
#DeathBecomesHer is organized chronologically with approximately thirty ensembles from 1815 to 1915.
#DeathBecomesHer explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions.
We’re live-tweeting from the “#DeathBecomesHer: A Century of Mourning Attire” press preview!
"Morning" perfectly embodies the tenets of Pictorialism: beautifully-rendered painterly works.
The Sulka people consciously seek to achieve magnificence in their ceremonial arts.
This Art Nouveau silk panel conveys Hector Guimard's brilliant elegance and sensuality.
Find your 1-2-3-D Catch scans from Teens Take the Met! here: #metteens
"British curator Luke Syson committed to expanding Americans’ view of Europe"—@TheArtNewspaper
Explore a rich sampling of the splendid cultural heritage of Greece. Read or download a PDF:
A recent gift of Delacroix drawings focusing on Moroccan subjects are now on view. Learn more:
Horticulturist Caleb Leech discusses the recent planting of holly trees at #TheCloisters.
Happy birthday to Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni, born on this day in 1882. Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882–1916). Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913. #metmuseum #boccioni
The earliest knightly shield in America is now on view in Gallery 373 for the next year!
Don't miss "The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design" closing in one week!
Happy birthday Umberto Boccioni, born in 1882. Celebrate with his sculpture "Antigraceful."