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"[The figures] have the healthy, strong beauty of the land on which they live."
Happy National Cat Day! Ōide Tōkō (Japanese, 1841–1905). Cat Watching a Spider, ca. 1888–92. #metmuseum #nationalcatday
When visiting #deathbecomesher @metmuseum keep an eye out for Mrs. Frederick H. Prince's mourning suit and hats!
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What's your favorite hairstyle? Explore #OneMetManyWorlds and let us know!
These cauldrons are on view in “#AssyriatoIberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age.” #Halloween
Happy #NationalCatDay! Celebrate with our @Pinterest board, "The Cat: Muse, Symbol, Deity."
The Great Hall adorned with pumpkins just in time for Halloween! #metmuseum #halloween
"A Fantasy Come by Braque, Gris, Léger and Picasso tell #Cubism’s story" —@WSJ
A morning #emptymet tour with @TwitterNYC, the Met team, and @sree on this beautiful fall day! #MetTwitter
Notice that at the very top of this Islamic composition, a goat cavorts in its hillside home.
This watch in the form of a skull was a specialty of Geneva in the 17th century: #Halloween
In this video, Sebastian, age 8, interviews artist & copyist Jessica Artman in The Charles Engelhard Court: #MetKids
Get in the #Halloween spirit with artworks & outfits on on our Costume Party @Pinterest board!
See the tapestry zombies and beastly beauties on display in #GrandDesign. #tapestrytuesday
Our El Greco exhibition, “El Greco in New York,” opens one week from today. #ElGreco400
The #BentonMural is in a space that recreates the boardroom in which it originally hung:
Benton's "America Today" was one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period. #BentonMural
“Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection” opens today. Through some 60 objects, the exhibition provides a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the present day. Finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Mysore, ca. 1790. The Al-Than
Washing 19th c. dwg by Henry Farrer with heavy graphite & hard sized paper using airbrush on suction table....
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Happy birthday to Francis Bacon. View "Head I" with skin the “color of wet, black snakes lightly powdered with dust.”
"#TreasuresfromIndia: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection," featuring 60 objects, opens today!
In 1590 Jacopo Ligozzi created a series of allegorical drawings of the Seven Deadly Sins.
A bejeweled couple embraces while peering rapturously into each other's eyes.
Browse works depicting the Big Apple on our New York City @Pinterest board @nycgo #seeyourcity
From @metmuseum, New York to Milan? I’ve been waiting the right time to leave for my “Italian holidays” for ages!
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Learn about Antonello da Messina, Sicily's Renaissance master, in this 2005 Met publication.
"Leonard Lauder’s magnificent collection reveals a whimsical side" of #Cubism@FinancialTimes
See this remarkable crane holding a branch of peaches in "Colors of the Universe."
In this Of Note blog post, explore the digitization process of the Crosby Brown catalogues.
“In Miniature” features diminutive British and French portraits:
Happy birthday to Pop Art artist Roy Lichtenstein, born on this day in 1923. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Stepping Out, 1978. #metmuseum #lichtenstein #artwatching
Happy birthday to American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, born on this day in 1923. Celebrate with "Stepping Out."
Zhong Kui appears as an elegant, if somewhat eccentric, scholar in this 1883 Chinese scroll.
This extraordinary head may have originally belonged to a statue of a Aphrodite.
Friday is #Halloween! Enjoy delighfully-frightening art on our Wicked Works @Pinterest board:
Admire Japanese artist Kahō's early 20th century woodblock print, "Fishing Boats at Dusk."
Carrie Rebora Barratt describes her recent swim from midtown to just past #TheCloisters:
“I sincerely wish I could shop the Met’s latest exhibition.” —@vmagazine on #DeathBecomesHer
Enter to win tickets to @cory_arcangel & @ddddddeon “Dances for the Electric Piano” in concert
“…silk is woven into the history and identity of Japan.” —@WSJ on “Kimono: A Modern History.”
There are only two weeks left to see “The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt.” #metmuseum #metroof #dangraham
"The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design" closes today—see works from the exhibition
This aggressively posed Bes-image incorporates at least seven distinctive metallic hues.
Duccio is the founder of Sienese painting and one of the great figures of Western art.
This month, the Watson Library celebrated the acquisition of 250+ Japanese illustrated books:
"...a perfect little black cocktail dress of a show..." —@VanityFair on #DeathBecomesHer.