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#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."
Odilon Redon's dreamy depiction of the mythic beauty Pandora amid a profusion of flowers:
This masterpiece of Egyptian wood carving was discovered in a hidden chamber of a tomb.
It’s time to get in the #Halloween spirit! Find spooky Wicked Works on our @Pinterest board:
Street Art. Graffiti. Tagging. New books on street art have been added to the Watson Library:
Is this visitor perplexed by the intricate mount? See it being installed here: #MetDetails
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Congrats to the happy couple! #MuseumLove MT @badermiriam: Witnessed a proposal @metmuseum roof. #MetDetails
Starting off #MetDetails @metmuseum with #Monet's iconic water lilies and depictions of light.
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All 17 of our paintings by Vincent van Gogh are currently on view in galleries 823, 826 & 961
Tomorrow from 3–4:30 p.m., unravel the history of the kimono in an afternoon of free lectures:
#Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” featuring works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Léger, opens Monday.
“The Picasso was getting lonely all by itself, so I looked to what else was available.” —Leonard A. Lauder #Cubism
Follow @metmuseumevents for a behind-the-scenes look at exclusive Museum parties. #metmuseum #templeofdendur #regram
How do you spend your idle hours? Perhaps with a guitar as depicted here, by Julian Alden Weir
"Innovation and Spectacle" featuring bronze vessels lent by the Shanghai Museum opens today!
This prayer niche, or mihrab, is one of the most significant works in the Museum’s collection.
"It was the hour when for weary mortals their first rest begins" —Virgil's "Aeneid"
Children grooming moms: "One Met. Many Worlds." Great way to end our evening at Teens Take @metmuseum! #metteens
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Curator Kurt Behrendt recounts his recent lecture series Gods and Goddesses in this blog post:
Regram from @rcembalest taken during tonight’s Teens Take the Met! event. This Museum-wide, teen festival included art making, performances, gallery activities, a dance party, and more. #metteens #metmuseum
Visitors snap pics for 3D scans and print with @3dsystemscorp and our own #MediaLab at tonight's #metteens event!
Teens join @nysci in The Temple of Dendur for a design lab challenge! Follow #metteens on Instagram for more photos.
Teens Take the Met! Tonight's event is co-organized by over 40 Community Partners: #metteens
Tonight until 8:00 p.m., teens take over the Museum during our first-ever teen night. Teens Take The Met!, co-organized by 40+ community partners, invites teens ages 13+ to engage with the collection and make the Museum their space to explore and experiment with art. Check out the #metteens hashtag
“An exhilarating exhibition...” —@nytimes on “#Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection.”
你的风格是什么?请在 #OneMetManyWorlds 中仔细寻找最亮眼的艺术品
It's the last weekend to see "P.S. Art." View a slideshow of works by talented NYC students:
"The man who will go down to posterity is the man who paints his own time and the scenes of every-day life around him." —Childe Hassam, born on this day in 1859. Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). Celia Thaxter's Garden, Isles of Shoals, Maine, 1890. #metmuseum #childehassam
Join us this evening from 5–8 p.m. as Teens Take the Met! Full schedule of events: #metteens
Happy birthday to Childe Hassam, born on this day in 1859—celebrate with a slideshow of works:
This charming and lighthearted fan illustrates an allusion to love being a game of chance.
Persephone was condemned to spend half of each year with Hades, the ruler of the underworld.