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In ancient Egypt, papyrus was used to manufacture a number of objects including these sandals.
Happy birthday, George Stubbs. Eight of his paintings, loaned by @YaleBritishArt, are on view.
From 1895 to 1897, Maurice Prendergast filled the pages of a folio album with drawings in watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink, sketched on-site in the Boston Public Garden. See his radiant images on view through Labor Day, September 7. Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858–1924). Large Boston P
In this #MetArtistProject episode, Pat Steir sees the heart & soul of this #KongoPower figure.
Cézanne often painted abandoned sites near his studio outside Aix-en-Provence, France.
Here, allegorical figures of the Four Elements occupy the oval cartouches. #HungarianTreasure
Learn about animals in ancient Near Eastern art and view a slideshow of works:
Young Members Summer Fridays continue this week on the #MetRoof. More information: #MetFridays
Opening today, “The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe’s Photographs of Angola and South Africa” features works produced over the past 10 years by the South African artist. The photographs examine the landscapes of Angola and South Africa as sites of conflict and contention. Jo Ractliffe (South Afr
Celebrate summer with Monet’s "Île aux Fleurs near Vétheuil," painted in the summer of 1880.
Harvesting time. Moving detail of Breughel, The harvesters. @metmuseum
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#JoRactliffe is now open! Really excited to see Africa branching out into Modern&Contemporary galleries @metmuseum.
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"Warriors and Mothers" closes 9/16. Read “Silenced Mbembe Muses” on #MetPubs. #MbembeArt
On this day in 79 A.D., Mt. Vesuvius erupted. View Renoir’s depiction of Vesuvius #VesuviusDay
Love this! Boy riding buffalo with #flute @metmuseum China, late 17th or early 18th century #musicmonday #MetMusic
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This ring inscription says: “For love you were made & for love I wear you.” #GriffinCollection
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one of the most catastrophic and infamous volcanic eruptions in European history, occurred on this day in 79 A.D. Franz Ludwig Catel (German, 1778–1856). The Bay of Naples with Vesuvius and Castel dell'Ovo (detail), ca. 1818–20. #metmuseum #Vesuvius
“The Aftermath of Conflict: #JoRactliffe's Photographs of Angola and South Africa“ opens today
“Charity” exemplifies the refinement of Guido Reni’s much admired style.
Enjoy this 1912 etching of Casco Bay, Maine by American artist Ernest Haskell.
Italian Renaissance artist-anatomists like Rubens & da Vinci pioneered anatomical illustration
Details from a “Chasuble,” on view in “Scenes from the Life of St. Martin” #StMartinEmbroidery
A beloved rendering of the body in action; the "Spinario" has no known story. #MetViewpoints

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