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Oiwa from "Yotsuya Kaidan," a Japanese tale of betrayal, murder & ghostly revenge #AsianArt100
The fiercely stylized lion-griffin reflects decorative motifs of Achaemenid Persia.
In Hellenistic jewelry, the Herakles knot was thought to have the power to avert evil.
"About Face," features works on paper that depict human emotion through facial expression.
Celebrate the birthday of Richard Wilson with his painting of a Welsh landscape:
Gateways to finials, iron has been a medium for creative expression since the Middle Ages:
Visit our new pop-up store, the Paper Project, featuring 500+ products made of paper #MetStore
Happy birthday to Yves Saint Laurent, born on this day in 1936. As the sack dress evolved in the 1960s into a modified form, the shift, Saint Laurent realized that the dress's planarity was an ideal field for color blocks. Knowing the flat planes of the 1960s canvases acheived by contemporary artist
It’s August, celebrate with Edward Penfield’s dapper illustration for Harper’s Magazine:
Happy birthday to Yves Saint Laurent, whose work is on view in #ChinaLookingGlass:
Among the remarkable string instruments in Oceania is the sesando—a tubular bamboo zither.
Imagine the movement of the fringe on this Madeleine Vionnet evening shawl!
A detailed look at “Peacock in a Rainstorm at Night,” formerly on view in #DeccanSultans:
“Great art poses questions, and the more questions it poses the better it is.” —Robert Longo on Jackson Pollock’s “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30).” Click the link in our profile to hear Longo discuss this Pollock painting. #metmuseum #MetArtistProject #RobertLongo #JacksonPollock
Sculpture + screen + digital model + actor in motion capture suit + docent = #musetech at @metmuseum "Adam" exhibit.
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"The overall effect... is remarkable." —@nytimes on "The Return," closing Sunday. #DigitalAdam
Celebrate the last day of the month with Edward Penfield’s July 1899 Harper’s Magazine cover:
#ChinaLookingGlass features 140+ examples of haute couture and ready-to-wear. #FashionFriday
On @sree's #emptymet tour we stop to take group pictures in the #TempleofDendur @metmuseum. Great group today!
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This is the final weekend to experience Reid Farrington’s “The Return,” on view during Museum hours through Sunday, August 2. Don’t miss this interactive performance installation that brings Tullio Lombardo's "Adam" to life. #metmuseum #MetMuseumPresents #AdamRestored
Planning to visit during #MetFridays? Add "Van Gogh: Irises and Roses" to your itinerary.
Our "Slave Ship" by Turner was once @metmuseum’s “blockbuster of 1872.” Still a fave! @nytimes
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This painting was made as a full-scale study for a picture of 1826 now in @frickcollection:
Monet captures the vital essence of the iris with an intensity and breadth of vision.

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