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The Smiling Figures from Mexico are often regarded as expressions of Mesoamerican humor.
This white porcelain Japanese coffee pot was made in 1650-1675. #NationalCoffeeDay
Be the first to see our upcoming #Cubism exhibition during Member Preview Days, October 16–19.
Listen to an interview with #CharlesJames’s close friend R. Couri Hay on our website:
This week @NatnlArtsClub, see #CharlesJames’s fashion & erotic drawings from the collection of R. Couri Hay.
François Boucher—associated with the formulation of Rococo style—was born on this day in 1703.
Explore the meaning of hieroglyphic writings on a drinking cup of a classic Maya noble:
#AssyriatoIberia showcases some 260 artworks of the classical age, the 8th to 7th century B.C.
Happy birthday to Caravaggio, one of the most revolutionary figures of European art, born on this day in 1571. Caravaggio (Italian,1571–1610). The Musicians, ca. 1595. #metmuseum #caravaggio
Happy birthday to Caravaggio, one of the most revolutionary figures of European art.
“Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered” opens tomorrow! #BentonMural
#BentonMural co-curators Randy Griffey and Betsy Kornhauser lead walkthroughs of the exhibition.
"Benton's 'America Today' joins the Met's tradition of the period room." —Chairman of Modern & Contemporary Art Sheena Wagstaff #BentonMural
"To see it here today displayed as the artist intended, it's a wonderful thing to see." —@AXA_US’s CEO Mark Pearson #BentonMural
"A sweeping panorama, it creates a vision of urban life in America." —Deputy Director Carrie Rebora Barratt on our #BentonMural
This exhibition celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural “America Today” from @AXA_US. #BentonMural
We’re live-tweeting from the “Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered” press preview! #BentonMural
Happy #NationalCoffeDay! Enjoy this French coffee and tea service set made in 1855–61.
"Young Woman with Ibis" assumed a mysterious air when Degas added additional elements.
Winged horses and a siren encircle this Etruscan jar dating back to about 525–500 B.C.
A white horse grazes next to a leafless tree in "Autumn Meadows" made between 1912 and 1917.
The theme of this year's Apollo Circle Benefit is #Cubism! Buy tickets for the 11/19 event:
This type of piano was perhaps used to accompany a dancing monkey! More: #NationalPianoMonth
Check out this fascinating 3D-animation project inspired by the Greek and Roman galleries:
View Sol LeWitt's 1982 "Wall Drawing #370" at the Met through September 7, 2015.
Enter our sweepstakes for the chance to win tickets to performances and talks at the Museum:
“Kimono: A Modern History,” on view through January 4, 2015, features more than 50 spectacular robes dating from the 18th century to the present day. Unlined Summer Kimono (Hito-e) with Carp, Water Lilies, and Morning Glories, ca. 1876. Japan. #metmuseum
This rotation featuring drawings and prints from southern Europe and Mexico closes tomorrow.
Floral terminals & dotted outlines embellish each letter in this ornate sample of calligraphy.
This monumental Herter Bros. table was the centerpiece of William Henry Vanderbilt's library.
Happy #InternationalRabbitDay! Enjoy Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait's painting, "Rabbits on a Log."
Nelson González and his All Star Band perform the grand finale of ¡Fiesta! #metfest
Visitors enjoy a vibrant spectacle of color, rhythm, and movement during today’s ¡Fiesta! performance by Calpulli Danza Mexicana in the Charles Engelhard Court! #metmuseum #metfest
Join us to create woven sculptures and experiment with unexpected materials! #metfest
Spoken-word artist and actor @LemonAndersen leads a workshop about bringing words to life during ¡Fiesta! #metfest
Professional dancers from @BalletHispanico's BHdos company give visitors a lesson in salsa dancing! #metfest
It’s time for our annual ¡Fiesta! Today until 5:00 p.m., celebrate Latin America with activities and performances in a Museum-wide festival. Professional dances from @ballethispanico’s BHdos company teach visitors how to step to the beat and move to the rhythm during a salsa workshop. #metmuseum #me
View the full schedule of events for today’s ¡Fiesta! online: #metfest
In the Great Hall, @calpullidance kicks off the ¡Fiesta! celebration with a traditional dance performance. #metfest
Join us today from 1–5 p.m. as we celebrate Latin America during our annual ¡Fiesta! #metfest
A dazzling fashion show of kimono from the late 18th century to the present day opens today!
This painting epitomizes Zhang Daqian's ability to synthesize diverse stylistic sources.
The loose composition of "A Musical Party" works like a metaphor for the pursuit of pleasure.
Haute couture represents the fusion of fashion & costume—see exquisite examples #FashionFriday
Enjoy this evening view of the new #MetPlaza, now officially open to the public following a major two-year redesign and reconstruction! #metmuseum
#MetMuseumPresents' "Mali Now" series explores music, culture & politics. More on the blog:
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In its first 2 weeks, the #MetApp was downloaded by more than 100K users around the world & was among the “Best New Apps” in the @AppStore!
Rediscover your favorite works of art. Find more than 500 highlights on #OneMetManyWorlds.