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Painted in Rome by a Venetian master, this portrait purports to show Christopher Columbus.
It was a popular conceit that the cantilevers of some bustles could hold an entire tea service
This Friday, join curator John Carpenter for a tour of #DiscoveringJapaneseArt:
#HungarianTreasure features about 120 pieces from the collection of Nicolas Salgo:
“I love the idea that something so abstract can be so specific.” —Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon on “The Great Bieri.” Click the link in our profile to hear him discuss this work from the collection. #metmuseum #MetArtistProject #GlennLigon
Don’t miss the groundbreaking installation “The Return,” closing Sunday. #MetMuseumPresents
Thursday, consider the role of women in paintings by American artists during a gallery talk:
.@MetMediaLab intern Kevin Yoo 3D-printed medieval rosary beads in sugar and gypsum:
“Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, brings together ninety-two of the artist's paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. As a group, these portraits—many of which were not commissioned—are often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncr
The Met drew 6.3 million visitors in the last year, the most in at least 40 years.
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In this #MetArtistProject episode, #GlennLigon discusses “The Great Bieri” from Gabon.
#JackieKennedy was born on this day in 1929. Celebrate with Yousuf Karsh's portrait from 1957:
The handle of this ceremonial knife is inlaid w/ turquoise & takes the shape of the Sicán Lord
The imagery of this spectacular vessel expresses the vast & terrible powers of a Yoruba king.
Browse period rooms and more on our Dream Home @Pinterest board:
Learn about amulets and tailsmans from the Islamic world and view a slideshow of works:
"Book for Architects" shows architecture through the eyes of #WolfgangTillmans.
Really impressed by @metmuseum's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit, a beautiful range of cultural influence!
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Benton depicts the great American industries of the 20s/30s - #coal, #steel, #oil. Fascinating tableaux at @metmuseum
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Thank you for getting us to 1 million followers! It’s a pleasure sharing art with all of you.
En 1926 los frescos se pasaron a lienzo y se llevaron a EEUU. @metmuseum depositó 6paneles en el Prado #ObrasMaestras
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The galleries for our world-renowned collection of European Old Master paintings from the thirteenth through the early nineteenth century display more than seven hundred paintings in forty-five galleries, including one rotating special exhibition gallery. Gallery 601 - Baroque Painting in Italy #met
"The map is finally here!"— @lizfilardi and @spenczar on the Met App's latest update:
Must read books that will help you understand China including our #ChinaLookingGlass catalogue

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