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#PierreHuyghe’s commission for the #MetRoof was inspired by the surroundings of the Museum.
Gallery 162 - The Roman Sculpture Court evokes the grandeur that was Rome and provides a suitable setting for the sculptures that were created under Roman patronage, inspired by models from both Classical Greece and the Hellenistic kingdoms. #metmuseum #emptymet
Happy birthday to Jacques Louis David, read about his legacy and view a slideshow of works:
By her direct gaze, the woman seems to address the viewer, inviting them to join her in a duet
John Townsend's later block-and-shell clock cases were among his most masterful achievements.
Wooden masks created by Kanak artists were used during funerary ceremonies for chiefs.
In the summer of 1874, Manet painted Monet's family in their garden at Argenteuil.
These embroidered crosses, on view in #LiturgicalTextiles, were used to adorn bishop's stoles.
Surf’s up, the tide is always right on our Summer-themed @Pinterest board.
#MetGrandIllusions showcases the use of fiction in the photographic works in our collection.
Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, describes this tin bust as, "ashamed, dark, heavy." #MetViewpoints
Happy birthday to Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, born on this day in 1780. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie, 1851–53. #metmuseum #Ingres
Today is Ingres’s birthday, take a look at his portraits in this episode of #MetArtistProject.
Vermeer’s subtle light and shadows draw a veil over his calculated design.
Richard Wright used this photograph for his photo-text book, “12 Million Black Voices” (1941).
Textiles & decorative objects created in Egypt between 300 & 800 A.D. are on view through 9/7:
“It's almost like conceptual art to me.” —Hiroshi Sugimoto on “Bamboo in the Four Seasons,” attributed to Tosa Mitsunobu. Click the link in our profile to hear the photographer discuss this pair of six-panel Japanese screens from the late 15th–early 16th century. #metmuseum #MetArtistProject #Hirosh
Unpopular due to its cumbersome design, the tubing on this sax made it easier to change pitch.
Excavation notebook, downloadable at @metmuseum blog, also gives context to @DumbartonOaks and @artinstitutechi works
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A treasure from the @metmuseum files! New Blog: Unearthing Gold Masterpieces from Venado Beach…
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This #MetLibrary blog post beholds sample books in our holdings. #FrankLloydWrightFridays
Celebrate #BowTieDay and #FashionFriday with this “Mayo Baseball Comic.”
“It’s like conceptual art to me.” —Hiroshi Sugimoto on this pair of screens. #MetArtistProject
Sir Edward Burne-Jones was born this day in 1833, ruminate on his work “The Love Song.”

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