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Today is #MadHatterDay. Enjoy this Alice in Wonderland crib quilt, made in 1945.
Artist in residence Peter Hristoff discusses his relationship to the Met.
More than three thousand limestone blocks, lent to The Cloisters by the Spanish government in 1957, constitute the twelfth-century apse that dominates gallery 002 - Fuentidueña Chapel. The interior of the half dome is decorated with a Catalan fresco depicting the Virgin and Child in Majesty and the
Happy birthday to architect #LeCorbusier, a proponent of modernist rationalization.
Enjoy the warm palette of Sanford Robinson Gifford's painting, "Isola Bella in Lago Maggiore"
Peer at the mysterious and even threatening composition of Edward Hopper's "Night Shadows."
This volume covers the range of American musical instruments in our collection. #MetPubs
#MetKids sure know how to party! Read the recap of our launch party on the #MetKids blog.
In 1783, when Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Vigée Le Brun were admitted to the French Académie Royale, the number of women artists eligible for membership was limited to four, and this canvas has been interpreted as a propaganda piece, arguing for the place of women in the academy. Adélaïde Labille-Gu
Find new ways to bring the Met to your students with our educator resources #WorldTeachersDay
We’re are grateful to the educators on staff and those who invigorate our galleries as visitors! #WorldTeachersDay
“About Face,” explores the representation of human emotion through facial expression.
Happy birthday to painter Francesco Guardi, enjoy his rendering of “Piazza San Marco”
Today the Museum hosted a press preview for “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom.” This major international exhibition features 230 powerful and compelling masterworks, many that have never before been shown in the United States. Opening next Monday, October 12, this is the first comprehen
“Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom" opens next Monday. #MiddleKingdomEgypt
Works in #MiddleKingdomEgypt range from monumental stone sculpture to delicate examples of jewelry.
#MiddleKingdomEgypt features 230 masterworks which represent the era’s artistic, cultural, and religious traditions.
The Met's unofficial mascot "William" is joined by two other Middle Kingdom hippopotamus figures. #MiddleKingomEgypt
"The Middle Kingdom was a transformative period." —Adela Oppenheim, Curator of #MiddleKingdomEgypt
"Art from the Middle Kingdom imbues a sense of the human experience."—Adela Oppenheim, Curator of #MiddleKingdomEgypt
"The Met has the finest collection of Middle Kingdom art outside of Egypt." —Diana Craig Patch #MiddleKingdomEgypt
"This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Middle Kingdom art and culture." —Director Thomas P. Campbell
Arranged thematically and chronologically, #MiddleKingdomEgypt opens with a monumental statue of King Mentuhotep II.

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