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By the 1920s, the skyscraper was a symbol of American modernity.
The Temple of Dendur was given as a gift to the United States by Egypt in 1968.
This “Century Vase” from 1876 features motifs celebrating America's past: #FourthofJuly
Spending the #FourthofJuly at the beach? Enjoy some seascapes from the collection:
Are you at the beach for the Fourth of July weekend? Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide), 1870. #metmuseum #happy4th #4thofJuly #WinslowHomer
The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg was waged 152 years ago today.
John Singleton Copley was born on this day in 1738. Celebrate with "The Return of Neptune."
Click the link in our profile to hear contemporary sculptor Willie Cole discuss Ci Wara sculpture from the collection. #MetArtistProject #WillieCole
Spend your #4thofJuly exploring American Art at the Met! View our suggested itinerary:
This 1846 photograph provides a peek between the castle cannons at an elite group of soldiers.
Vincent van Gogh painted four still lifes of sunflowers in Paris in late summer 1887.
The peacock has long been a favorite motif of artists. See beautiful depictions on @Pinterest:
Happiness is pattern on pattern. Day 3, #MetKids #Animation Lab. Inspired by "Courtiers in a Rose Garden" @metmuseum
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On this day in 1889, Van Gogh wrote a letter from the asylum in Saint-Rémy to his brother Theo describing this work: "I have a canvas of cypresses with a few ears of wheat, poppies, a blue sky, which is like a multicolored Scotch plaid." Van Gogh regarded this landscape as one of his “best” summer c
A college intern invites teens ages 11 to 18 to take part in this summer's Teen Programs:
Celebrate the upcoming #4thofJuly weekend, with American scenes of everyday life, 1840–1910:
"Painting with Threads" presents dramatic landscapes, flowers, birds, famous immortals, & more
Oh Say, Can You See...Hot Dogs! Examine a quintessentially American design company: #4thofJuly
With your BofA card, get free museum admission the first weekend of each month: #MuseumsOnUs
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On this day in 1889, Van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother Theo describing this work:
In honor of the upcoming #4thofJuly weekend, enjoy this photograph of a mother and her children in front of Emanuel Leutze’s iconic “Washington Crossing the Delaware” taken on July 5, 1910. #metmuseum #tbt
It was a fun and busy week in our #MetKids Animation Lab! See kid-created content:
This depiction of chrysanthemums creates a natural environment for the birds. #AsianArt100

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