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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Lots to do this weekend at The Met! Check out our schedule of gallery talks, guided tours, and family programs. Plus thi...
06/05/2019
This Weekend at The Met

Lots to do this weekend at The Met! Check out our schedule of gallery talks, guided tours, and family programs. Plus this week, join us for #MetFridays—Met Perspectives: Art and Gender.

Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, see why The Met should be your destination this weekend.

Free Met resources for educators! On June 5–7 and June 11–14 (10 am–4 pm), stop by the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center fo...
06/04/2019

Free Met resources for educators! On June 5–7 and June 11–14 (10 am–4 pm), stop by the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at the 81st Street entrance at The Met Fifth Avenue to snag free educator resources to help you and your students learn more about the richness and diversity of works of art at the Museum. Subjects include The Art of Ancient Egypt, Greek Art, The Arts of Korea, and more!

Titles and quantities are limited; first come, first served. All are welcome.

Now on view at The Met Breuer, "Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee" showcases 57 works by Mumbai-born artist #Mrinal...
06/04/2019

Now on view at The Met Breuer, "Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee" showcases 57 works by Mumbai-born artist #MrinaliniMukherjee, the first comprehensive display in the U.S. of her work. ⁣

A committed sculptor who worked intuitively, Mukherjee explored the divide between figuration and abstraction, inspired by nature as well as her enthusiasm for Indian historic sculpture, modern design, and local crafts and textile traditions.⁣⁣
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See it on view at The Met Breuer through September 29. met.org/mukherjee

Mark your calendar for June 22! 🎸 Join us at The Met for a special evening with The Police's Andy Summers, who demonstra...
06/03/2019

Mark your calendar for June 22! 🎸 Join us at The Met for a special evening with The Police's Andy Summers, who demonstrates his dual musical and visual artistic practices with a multimedia presentation, "A Certain Strangeness," followed by a conversation with Jayson Dobney, curator of "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll."

Get tickets: https://met.org/2XmFgF6

In the early 1970s, The Met Costume Institute received a series of donations of iconic contemporary shoes from American ...
06/02/2019
Putting Our Best Footwear Forward: Re-Discovering The Costume Institute's "Landmark" Shoe Collection

In the early 1970s, The Met Costume Institute received a series of donations of iconic contemporary shoes from American and European footwear manufacturers. Check out our latest blog post for a peek at some classic '70s pairs that capture the era.

Assistant Archivist in Museum Archives Celia Hartmann discusses processing the records of the twentieth century shoe designer Bernice Shaftan

"...upon first glance, some of the designs look far ahead of their time." Did you know #FrankLloydWright designed textil...
06/02/2019
These Frank Lloyd Wright Fabrics Were Way Ahead of Their Time

"...upon first glance, some of the designs look far ahead of their time."

Did you know #FrankLloydWright designed textiles, too? "Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60" is now on view in the Ratti Textile Center.

A new exhibition on the famed architect’s textiles, wallcoverings, and more opens today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"...such photos are also a way of expressing artistic imagination and capturing our fantasies about the moon—another wor...
06/02/2019
Shooting the Moon

"...such photos are also a way of expressing artistic imagination and capturing our fantasies about the moon—another world that is easy to see yet beyond our reach, an age-old symbol of mystery and desire.”

Get ready for "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3 at The Met Fifth Avenue. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 met.org/apollosmuse

Fifty years after the moon landing, two shows look back at the history of lunar photography and art.

Get ready for June at The Met Breuer! Join us for exhibition tours, family programs, our new exhibition "Phenomenal Natu...
06/01/2019
What's On at The Met Breuer This June

Get ready for June at The Met Breuer! Join us for exhibition tours, family programs, our new exhibition "Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee," and much more.

Here's a curated list of events at The Met Breuer this month.

Camp “is the heroism of people not called upon to be heroes.” —Philip Core, 1984 🏳️‍🌈 Happy #WorldPrideNYC! Today marks ...
06/01/2019

Camp “is the heroism of people not called upon to be heroes.” —Philip Core, 1984 🏳️‍🌈

Happy #WorldPrideNYC! Today marks the start of World Pride—a month-long, global LGBTQIA+ celebration, this year held right here in NYC to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Join us all month to celebrate Pride at the Museum with events, programs, and our exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” #MetCamp met.org/metcamp

📸 Burberry (British, founded 1856). Christopher Bailey (British, born 1971). CAPE, autumn/winter 2018–19. Photo by BFA / Zach Hilty.

NOW ON VIEW! Filmed around the summer solstice after midnight in southern Iceland, Ragnar Kjartansson's seven-channel vi...
05/31/2019
Ragnar Kjartansson, Death Is Elsewhere

NOW ON VIEW! Filmed around the summer solstice after midnight in southern Iceland, Ragnar Kjartansson's seven-channel video installation "Death Is Elsewhere" features two pairs of twins—musicians Gyða and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, and Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National—performing in a continuous loop.

See it on view through September 2. #MetRagnarKjartansson

This exhibition will be the world premiere of a major new work by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, considered one of the most prominent performance and video artists of his generation.

05/31/2019
Teens Take The Met

Tonight's the night! Starting at 5 pm, teens take over the Museum for a night of music, dancing, vogueing, art-making, and much, much more. See you tonight for #TeensTakeTheMet! met.org/TeensTakeTheMet

“I was a failed French horn player at nine years old. I exclaimed confidently to my mother that music was not for me. Th...
05/31/2019

“I was a failed French horn player at nine years old. I exclaimed confidently to my mother that music was not for me. Then I discovered rock and roll.” Happy birthday, Tom Morello!

See his "Soul Power" Aerodyne Stratocaster on view now in "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." #MetRockandRoll met.org/RockandRoll

Today’s #MetCameo comes from Michelle Trachtenberg, who shared her love for the one and only Madame X: ⁣⁣"Madame X was c...
05/30/2019

Today’s #MetCameo comes from Michelle Trachtenberg, who shared her love for the one and only Madame X: ⁣

"Madame X was considered scandalous, as was this painting. She did not listen to anyone who tried to put her down. She rose above the public bullying with internal strength. Because of her, we know the artistry of John Singer Sargent. She proved art is powerful and lives forever.”⁣

🎨 John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883–84. Oil in canvas. On view in Gallery 771. https://met.org/2TkELcN

This weekend at The Met, join us to explore Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, plus family activities, exhibition tou...
05/30/2019
This Weekend at The Met

This weekend at The Met, join us to explore Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, plus family activities, exhibition tours, and more.

Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, see why The Met should be your destination this weekend.

Happy birthday, JFK! 🚀🌙Born May 29, 1917, the 35th president of the United States set the country on a course to the moo...
05/29/2019

Happy birthday, JFK! 🚀🌙Born May 29, 1917, the 35th president of the United States set the country on a course to the moon. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth," he said to Congress in 1961. "No single space project . . . will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind . . . and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish." ⁣

This summer, join us at #TheMet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on July 20, 1969, with our exhibition "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣met.org/ApollosMuse

📸 Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984). Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida, 1969. [NASA Space Launch Spectators, Cape Canaveral, Florida]. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Last chance! Featuring nearly 100 works made over the past 60 years, "Siah Armajani: Follow This Line" is the first majo...
05/29/2019

Last chance! Featuring nearly 100 works made over the past 60 years, "Siah Armajani: Follow This Line" is the first major U.S. retrospective of Iranian American artist #SiahArmajani.

See the exhibition before it closes at The Met Breuer this Sunday, June 2. met.org/SiahArmajani

One of the most superbly crafted objects in "The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East" is ...
05/29/2019
Aphrodite in Bronze: Casting a Goddess in The World between Empires

One of the most superbly crafted objects in "The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East" is a small bronze figurine of the goddess Aphrodite with her arms raised, holding her long locks of hair. Recently, conservators at The Met analyzed the ancient cracks on the small figurine and learned something new about how the statue was made. A clue can be found in the locks of hair! #WorldBetweenEmpires

Conservators at The Met analyzed the cracks on a small ancient figurine of Aphrodite and learned something new about its construction.

On Saturday, June 8, join us as acclaimed manga artist Yamato Waki speaks about her artistic process and one of her most...
05/28/2019
Artists on Artworks—Yamato Waki

On Saturday, June 8, join us as acclaimed manga artist Yamato Waki speaks about her artistic process and one of her most popular works, "Asaki yumemishi," a manga version of "The Tale of Genji." #MetGenji

Yamato Waki, artist Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture, Harvard University Acclaimed manga artist Yamato Waki speaks about her artistic process and one of her most popular works, Asaki yumemishi, a manga version of The Tale of Genji. Register

05/28/2019
#TeensTakeTheMet 2019

It’s almost here! This Friday, May 31, #TeensTakeTheMet for an awesome night of art, music, dancing, and so much more. Doors open at 5 pm, and the event is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. See you Friday! met.org/TeensTakeTheMet

Summer has unofficially begun! ⛱️ Happy #MemorialDay, friends. 🎨 Wiliam Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916 ). At the Sea...
05/27/2019

Summer has unofficially begun! ⛱️ Happy #MemorialDay, friends.

🎨 Wiliam Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916 ). At the Seaside, ca. 1892. On view in Gallery 769. https://met.org/2YFU3eq

On this day 165 years ago, William and Frederick Langenheim produced this stellar series of daguerreotypes of the moon m...
05/26/2019

On this day 165 years ago, William and Frederick Langenheim produced this stellar series of daguerreotypes of the moon moving across the sun during an eclipse. Although in the Northern Hemisphere the moon would have passed from right to left, the trajectory appears laterally reversed on the uncorrected plates.

See more lunar views in "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50

📸 W. & F. Langenheim (American, active 1843–1874). Eclipse of the Sun, May 26, 1854. Daguerreotype. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea LangeHappy birthday to America...
05/26/2019

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

Happy birthday to American photographer #DorotheaLange, whose images of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl remain iconic in our national memory nearly a century later.

📸 Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965). Pea Pickers Line Up on Edge of Field at Weigh Scale, near Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. February 1939, printed ca. 1972. Gelatin silver print. https://met.org/2Ex24ur

Join us on Monday on Memorial Day and all week long for tours, programs, and lectures at The Met! See what's coming up t...
05/25/2019

Join us on Monday on Memorial Day and all week long for tours, programs, and lectures at The Met!

See what's coming up this week: https://bit.ly/2vDtZny

Don't miss "'The Tale of Genji': A Japanese Classic Illuminated," an exhibition The New York Times calls "glorious...as ...
05/25/2019
‘The Tale of Genji’ and the Art It Inspired

Don't miss "'The Tale of Genji': A Japanese Classic Illuminated," an exhibition The New York Times calls "glorious...as sumptuous and sprawling as the book itself." #MetGenji

A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.

In the early 20th century, the sailor suit was a popular coded LGBTQ+ signifier, especially alongside other symbols that...
05/25/2019

In the early 20th century, the sailor suit was a popular coded LGBTQ+ signifier, especially alongside other symbols that hinted at homosexuality—a tight suit, red tie, and bleach blond hair, which you can see on the nearby civilian in Paul Cadmus’s 1934 painting “The Fleet’s In!”

Cadmus received a commission from the U.S. Navy to show sailors on leave, but his depiction of drunken sailors carousing with prostitutes and its suggestion of a homosexual encounter offended then-Secretary of the Navy, Claude A. Swanson, who demanded it be taken down at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where it was on view. #MetCamp #WorldPrideNYC #FleetWeek

🎨 Paul Cadmus (American, 1904-1999). The Fleet's In!, 1934. Navy Art Collection, Naval Heritage and Command. On view in "Camp: Notes on Fashion." https://bit.ly/2VICOvb

What a way to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Today's #MetCameo comes from actress Judy Greer:"Princesse spoke to me beca...
05/25/2019

What a way to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Today's #MetCameo comes from actress Judy Greer:

"Princesse spoke to me because she is so regal and sitting so nicely, but with portraits like these, I always wonder what the heck she is thinking. And if she always dressed like that. And how long it took. And what was the REAL relationship with painter and subject...what was she listening to as she sat. Was she feeling sick already? Shortly after she got sick and passed away. I wonder if she was feeling sick already. And I wonder what she looked like when she smiled."

🎨 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie, 1851–53. Oil on canvas. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975. On view in Gallery 957. #TheMet https://met.org/2X3Yn6J

Just announced! We are thrilled to share that the Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US has renewed their loan to...
05/24/2019

Just announced! We are thrilled to share that the Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US has renewed their loan to The Met of Michelangelo's "Cupid"—the artist's sole marble sculpture on view at a museum in North America. Originally loaned to us in 2009 for a 10-year period, "Cupid" will remain at the Museum for another decade. See it on view in Gallery 503.

🎨 Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Cupid, ca. 1490. Marble. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. https://met.org/2JCRkz2

Explore rock and roll history without the crowds! Join us this Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27 for #EmptyMet tours of...
05/23/2019

Explore rock and roll history without the crowds! Join us this Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27 for #EmptyMet tours of "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." Book your ticket at met.org/RockandRollEmptyMet.

Get ready for "Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra," opening at The Met Breuer on July 2. #VesselOrchestra
05/23/2019
Oliver Beer talks animism, archives and material culture ahead of his Met Breuer show

Get ready for "Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra," opening at The Met Breuer on July 2. #VesselOrchestra

‘This is a Ptolemaic pot, and it’s got a little face on the front. It’s the household god Bes – a jolly corpulent figure who you’d have in a shrine at home,’ explains artist Oliver Beer. The 2,000-year-old object he points to could well belong to the L...

Great evening yesterday at our annual Met Spring Gala, which supports #TheMet’s general operating fund. Thank you to thi...
05/22/2019

Great evening yesterday at our annual Met Spring Gala, which supports #TheMet’s general operating fund. Thank you to this year’s honorees, Howard Marks, Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, and Michael O’Grady, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust, for their extraordinary support of the Museum!

On Mary Cassatt's birthday, a glimpse of the artist herself—one of only two known self-portraits. This one was painted a...
05/22/2019

On Mary Cassatt's birthday, a glimpse of the artist herself—one of only two known self-portraits. This one was painted a year after #EdgarDegas invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists. You can see Degas's influence in the unusual sage-green background, the attention to contrasting complementary colors, and the figure’s daring and casual asymmetrical pose.

🎨 Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Portrait of the Artist, 1878. Watercolor, gouache on wove paper laid down to buff-colored wood-pulp paper. #MaryCassatt met.org/2wcO58z

In honor of #WorldPrideNYC and "Camp: Notes on Fashion," The Met Costume Institute's Karen van Godtsenhoven explores the...
05/22/2019
WorldPride at The Met: The Camp Pose

In honor of #WorldPrideNYC and "Camp: Notes on Fashion," The Met Costume Institute's Karen van Godtsenhoven explores the millennia-old history of the teapot-like gesture known as "the camp pose," from Ancient Rome to Victorian London to New York's vogueing culture. #MetCamp

In honor of WorldPride NYC and Camp: Notes on Fashion, we explore the history of camp culture's trademark, the gesture known as "the camp pose."

05/21/2019
The Atelier with Alina Cho: Pierpaolo Piccioli

Since arriving at Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli has captured the essence of a legendary brand synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship, and infused it with a new set of values defined by beauty, grace, and individuality.

Tonight he joins journalist Alina Cho for a conversation about fashion and its narrative power, his humanistic approach to creativity, and his influence that reaches beyond the fashion industry. #AtelierAlinaCho #MetSpeaks⁣

05/21/2019
Timelapse at The Met Breuer

Happy birthday, Marcel Breuer! Born May 21, 1902, the Hungarian-born architect and furniture designer was one of the first and youngest students at the Bauhaus School, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Breuer revolutionized chair design—inventing tubular-steel furniture at just 24 years old—and was acclaimed for his mastery of stone and concrete, as seen at The Met Breuer, named in his honor, of course.

Learn more about the Breuer building and the man himself on our digital architecture tour: https://met.org/2X5x2Ru

“…perhaps the most playful Costume Institute exhibit we've seen in years.” —Gothamist Have you been to "Camp: Notes on F...
05/20/2019
Inside The Costume Institute's CAMP Exhibit At The Met

“…perhaps the most playful Costume Institute exhibit we've seen in years.” —Gothamist

Have you been to "Camp: Notes on Fashion" yet? #MetCamp

This year's Met Gala, and the Costume Institute exhibit at the Met, will focus on Camp.

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