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Currently on view in #MakingTheMet, "Dusasa II" is quite the masterpiece to behold. ✨ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣This epic work by Ghanaian...
11/12/2020

Currently on view in #MakingTheMet, "Dusasa II" is quite the masterpiece to behold. ✨ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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This epic work by Ghanaian artist #ElAnatsui was the centerpiece of the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. ⁣Its shimmering, woven netlike structure—composed of thousands of aluminum caps and seals from liquor bottles—poetically references luminous Ghanaian textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and chain mail as well as the damaging effects of consumerism and colonialism in Africa. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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According to the artist, the title Dusasa can be translated as a "communal patchwork made by a team of townspeople," analogous to the artist's team of assistants.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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See it on view in "Making The Met, 1870–2020" through January 3, 2021. #Met150⁣⁣⁣
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🎨 El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born 1944). Dusasa II, 2007. Found aluminum, copper wire, and plastic disks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.⁣⁣ #MetModern

11/12/2020
Met Bulletin—"A Time of Crisis"

This spring, in response to the pandemic, The Met closed its doors for an unprecedented six months.

In this special issue of the #MetBulletin, voices from The Met present their personal perspectives on issues and challenges facing us all—while connecting these difficult times to art, artists, and the Museum’s history.

Conceived and written during the Museum’s closure, this compelling publication reflects on art’s power to inspire, comfort, and heal.

Purchase a hard copy from The Met Store → met.org/2UaJbFd

Read it online for free on #MetPubs → met.org/2IlbmP9

Calling all foodie families! 🍽️This Sunday, November 15, tune in online to The Met's virtual family afternoon all about ...
11/11/2020
Virtual Family Afternoon—Food for Thought

Calling all foodie families! 🍽️

This Sunday, November 15, tune in online to The Met's virtual family afternoon all about the art of food and food justice.

Enjoy art-making, storytime, and more—plus a special kid-led interview with Ghetto Gastro chef Jon Gray.

See the full lineup and bookmark links to select events ⤵️

Food justice is the recipe for community. Explore hands-on family fun with an art-making activity, a Storytime reading, an interview with a food advocate, and a live Ask the Expert event that is a feast for the eyes! For families with children ages 3–11.

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?Join us for a free two-day...
11/11/2020
Virtual Career Insights

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?

Join us for a free two-day virtual event on November 13 and 14 to find out how to apply your skills to a museum career with advice from Met staff.

Learn more and register now ⤵️
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-studies/career-insights/virtual-career-insights?&eid=A002_%7bC5948353-4695-47D1-A838-D55563ADB4A1%7d_20200824124345

Ever wondered what it's like to work in an art museum? Meet with Met staff from many backgrounds, chat with current Met interns, join interactive discussions about works of art, and find out how to apply your skills to a Register SCHEDULE FRIDAY, 10–11:30 Moderator: 12–12:30 Hybridity  Material...

On #VeteransDay, a look at Jacob Lawrence's "The Shoemaker"—which was among the first works he painted after returning h...
11/11/2020

On #VeteransDay, a look at Jacob Lawrence's "The Shoemaker"—which was among the first works he painted after returning home from his service in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

Lawrence served his first year in Florida in a racially segregated regiment where he was first given the rank of Steward’s Mate—the only one available to Black Americans at the time. There he befriended a commander who shared his interest in art, and he went on to serve in an integrated regiment as Coast Guard Artist, documenting the war in Italy, England, Egypt, and India. ⁣
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In works like "The Shoemaker" and others from late 1945–46, Lawrence focuses on workers in Harlem and shows the range of occupations open to Black Americans at the time—from teachers and office assistants to barbers, seamstresses, and steelworkers. ⁣⁣
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Here, he contrasts the enormous body of the cobbler with his cramped quarters and the delicate shoes and tacks that occupy his attention.⁣⁣
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🎨 Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000). The Shoemaker, 1945. Watercolor and gouache on paper. © 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In honor of #NativeAmericanHistoryMonth, we'll be highlighting Native American Art all month long with Met curator Patri...
11/11/2020

In honor of #NativeAmericanHistoryMonth, we'll be highlighting Native American Art all month long with Met curator Patricia Norby (Purépecha).

Today, she reflects on Juana Basilia Sitmelelene's basket tray:

"Estimated at 325-350 stitches per square inch, this intricately woven three-rod foundation coiled tray exemplifies Chumash women’s artistry and innovation in basketmaking.

Made from hand-harvested and split juncus stalks (basket rush), image details include corn, other local plants, star-cross motifs, and Spanish colonial coins. The visual components of Chumash environmental references and Spanish currency signaled cultural, religious, and political changes during the Mission Period (1769-1834) in coastal Southern California that affected the lives of Chumash peoples for centuries.⁣"

See Juana's exceptional basket on view in "Art of Native America: the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection." Learn more: met.org/ArtofNativeAmerica

🎨 Juana Basilia Sitmelelene (Chumash, 1782-1832), Basket Tray. Mission San Buenaventura, California, ca. 1820. Dyed and undyed juncus stems. On view in Gallery 746. #NAHM #wcw #ArtofNativeAmerica

On #VeteransDay, a look at Jacob Lawrence's "The Shoemaker"—which was among the first works he painted after returning h...
11/11/2020

On #VeteransDay, a look at Jacob Lawrence's "The Shoemaker"—which was among the first works he painted after returning home from his service in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

Lawrence served his first year in Florida in a racially segregated regiment where he was first given the rank of Steward’s Mate—the only one available to Black Americans at the time. There he befriended a commander who shared his interest in art, and he went on to serve in an integrated regiment as Coast Guard Artist, documenting the war in Italy, England, Egypt, and India. ⁣
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In works like "The Shoemaker" and others from late 1945–46, Lawrence focuses on workers in Harlem and shows the range of occupations open to Black Americans at the time—from teachers and office assistants to barbers, seamstresses, and steelworkers. ⁣⁣
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Here, he contrasts the enormous body of the cobbler with his cramped quarters and the delicate shoes and tacks that occupy his attention.⁣⁣
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🎨 Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000). The Shoemaker, 1945. Watercolor and gouache on paper. © 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

How has ancestral Caribbean culture remained meaningful and integral to contemporary Latinx and Afro-Caribbean identity ...
11/10/2020
From Taíno and Tairona to Today: A Conversation with Curator James Doyle and Djali Brown-Cepeda

How has ancestral Caribbean culture remained meaningful and integral to contemporary Latinx and Afro-Caribbean identity and community?

On Tuesday, November 17, join The Met on Instagram for a live conversation between Met curator James Doyle and Djali Brown-Cepeda, founder of visual and storytelling archive #NuevaYorkinos.

Together, they'll explore modern-day connections to images, materials, and foundational concepts in The Met's exhibition "Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean."

Learn more ⤵️

James Doyle, Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas, The Met Djali Brown-Cepeda, Founder and Curator, @NuevaYorkinos Join a live conversation between Met curator James Doyle and Djali Brown-Cepeda, founder of visual and storytelling archive @NuevaYorkinos, about ancestral Caribbean culture i...

11/10/2020
360º Exhibition Walkthrough—Gerhard Richter: Painting After All

Go inside "Gerhard Richter: Painting After All" in 360 degrees.

Developed in close collaboration with Gerhard Richter, "Painting After All" was the final major show at The Met Breuer. Just nine days after opening, the exhibition was forced to close prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This immersive 360º experience provides a new opportunity to explore the exhibition digitally for those who were not able to visit in person—or for those who simply want to experience the work of Gerhard Richter.

Richter's "Birkenau" series is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through January 8, 2021. Learn more: met.org/2GKJDqq

#MetRichter

This production was made possible by the Director's Fund. Thank you to corporate sponsor Morgan Stanley for making the exhibition possible. Support for the related education programs was provided by Christie's.

11/10/2020
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November is Picture Book Month! 📚 Did you know we host Storytime with The Met online every week?

Tune in right here on Facebook every Thursday at 12 pm to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books.

Watch all episodes ⤵
met.org/StorytimeFacebook

What are you feeling this week? 😊 😢 😨 🤪

Join us for this week's Storytime as Met educator Emily reads “In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by Jo Witek, with illustrations by Christine Roussey, then we'll take a look at Gustav Klimt's 1912–13 “Mäda Primavesi."

Take a closer look at the painting: met.org/2Uh0zZO

See you next Thursday at noon for Storytime with The Met! 👋

Headed to #TheMet? Don't forget to pack a pair of headphones! 🎧 From your own device, access tons of free #MetAudioGuide...
11/09/2020
Audio Guides | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Headed to #TheMet? Don't forget to pack a pair of headphones! 🎧

From your own device, access tons of free #MetAudioGuide content and dive into the stories behind thousands of artworks in the galleries.

Start listening ⤵️

Audio Guide content for thousands of artworks in the galleries and for select current exhibitions. More than 3,000 recordings, including material for kids and families.

11/09/2020

What are you feeling this week? 😊 😢 😨 🤪

Join us for this week's Storytime as Met educator Emily reads “In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by Jo Witek, with illustrations by Christine Roussey, then we'll take a look at Gustav Klimt's 1912–13 “Mäda Primavesi."

Take a closer look at the painting: met.org/2Uh0zZO

See you next Thursday at noon for Storytime with The Met! 👋

11/09/2020
Met Stories—Ahmed Badr, author, founder of Narratio

"Permanence is a luxury"

Ahmed Badr—founder of Narratio and author of "While the Earth Sleeps We Travel"—shares how being a resettled Iraqi refugee gave him a unique understanding of the tensions at play in the Ancient Near Eastern galleries at The Met, which helped him gain power over his own story of displacement.

What's your Met story? Share it with #MyMetStory, or submit it at met.org/MyMetStory.
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🎥 Watch more #MetStories at met.org/MetStories.
#Met150

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?Join us for a free two-day...
11/09/2020
Career Insights

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?

Join us for a free two-day virtual event on November 13 and 14 to find out how to apply your skills to a museum career with advice from Met staff.

Learn more and register now ⤵️
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-studies/career-insights

Ever wondered what it's like to work in a museum? Speak with staff from many different backgrounds about their jobs, and find out how to apply your skills toward a museum career. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

11/09/2020
The Met on Jeopardy!

Thinking today of Alex Trebek, an icon who brought learning and curiosity into our homes every night. It was an honor for The Met to be featured on "Jeopardy!" in 2018. Rest in knowledge, Mr. Trebek.

What a gem of a friend! 💎Born #OnThisDay in 1861, Florence Koehler made this emerald, sapphire, and pearl brooch around ...
11/09/2020

What a gem of a friend! 💎

Born #OnThisDay in 1861, Florence Koehler made this emerald, sapphire, and pearl brooch around 1905 for her close friend Emily Crane Chadbourne—underscoring the importance of female patronage, especially of women artists.

Fun Fact: This brooch is part of a set! It could have been worn alone or as a pendant to a four-strand pearl necklace.

See it on view in "Jewelry for America,” which explores the evolution of jewelry in this country, from the early 18th century to present day.

Learn more: met.org/2mcXMSN

🎨 Florence Koehler (American, 1861–1944). Pin, ca. 1905. On view in Gallery 773. #MetAmericanWing

Looking for a creative way to relax this weekend? ✍️ Try your hand at a bit of #MetSketch-ing.Check out all 13 episodes ...
11/07/2020

Looking for a creative way to relax this weekend? ✍️ Try your hand at a bit of #MetSketch-ing.

Check out all 13 episodes of our popular virtual series Drop-in Drawing and get those artistic juices flowing.

Start here: met.org/3677wkA

Have you had a look at the #MetAboutTime exhibition catalogue? ⏱️ 📖 The book features a short story by Pulitzer Prize–wi...
11/07/2020
"Out of Time": Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Cunningham on His Latest Short Story

Have you had a look at the #MetAboutTime exhibition catalogue? ⏱️ 📖

The book features a short story by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Cunningham that examines a day in the life of a woman through 150 years of dress.

Read an interview with Cunningham ⤵

In an exclusive interview, Michael Cunningham talks with Rachel High about his latest short story, “Out of Time.”

All that glitters is gold ✨ #DidYouKnow: Gold is a sacred metal. It was worn as an ornament by important leaders in many...
11/07/2020
Regal Repoussé in the Land of Gold: Make Your Own Wearable Ornament

All that glitters is gold ✨

#DidYouKnow: Gold is a sacred metal. It was worn as an ornament by important leaders in many ancient South American cultures. A ruler dressed in full regalia—adorned with metal on their torso, neck, and head—would shine bright like the sun, showing their divinity and force.

Try your hand making your own wearable ornament using household items with some help from #MetKids.

https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/metkids/2020/regal-repousse

Let's try our hand at designing our own repoussé breastplate using household items!

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?Join us for a free two-day...
11/07/2020
Virtual Career Insights

Undergraduate and graduate students—have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum?

Join us for a free two-day virtual event on November 13 and 14 to find out how to apply your skills to a museum career with advice from Met staff.

Learn more and register now ⤵️
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-studies/career-insights/virtual-career-insights?&eid=A002_%7bC5948353-4695-47D1-A838-D55563ADB4A1%7d_20200824124345

Ever wondered what it's like to work in an art museum? Meet with Met staff from many backgrounds, chat with current Met interns, join interactive discussions about works of art, and find out how to apply your skills to a SCHEDULE FRIDAY, 10–11:30 Moderator: 12–12:30 Hybridity  Materiality 1:30....

11/06/2020
Balcony Bar From Home with ETHEL and Friends—Ron Carter

After a long week for all of us here in the United States, join us to take in the music of ETHEL and this week's special guest, legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter.

Here's what's coming up:

🎵 "Noodling on an Idea" by Ron Carter

🎵 "Serenade" by Ron Carter

🎵 "On the Bass" by Ron Carter

#MetLiveArts

Many works in the #MetCollection reflect seismic shifts in what’s considered art, and why. Are photographs art? Or live ...
11/06/2020
Making The Met | Primer | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Many works in the #MetCollection reflect seismic shifts in what’s considered art, and why. Are photographs art? Or live performances with musical instruments? Is display significant?

Delve deeper into these questions on the #MetPrimer and explore more from "Making The Met, 1870–2020." #MakingTheMet

We started with no art, staff, or building. How did we get here? 150 years of transformation, and counting.

It's been a long week. Grab your favorite colored pencils (or most creative digital tools), and cozy up for a bit of #Me...
11/06/2020
Color artworks at home

It's been a long week. Grab your favorite colored pencils (or most creative digital tools), and cozy up for a bit of #MetColoring at home.

Fill the time by creating your own versions of famous works of art from the Met collection with our coloring pages.

11/06/2020

After a long week for all of us here in the United States, join us to take in the music of ETHEL and this week's special guest, legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter.

Here's what's coming up:

🎵 "Noodling on an Idea" by Ron Carter

🎵 "Serenade" by Ron Carter

🎵 "On the Bass" by Ron Carter

#MetLiveArts

11/06/2020
Teens Take The Met Fall 2020

Hey teens—it's time to go virtual with The Met! 🎉📲

Join us online today from 3–8 pm for Teens Take The Met! Explore art-making activities, performances, music, games, and much more, and discover what you can do with other cultural and community organizations from NYC and beyond.

All you need to participate is a device (computer, phone, or tablet) with an internet connection to access Instagram, Zoom, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Follow @metteens on Instagram for a full list of activities.

There's still time to register for access to exclusive content! Learn more and sign up at met.org/TTTMFall2020

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to works by countless masters, from Rembrandt to Renoir. But let us not forget R...
11/06/2020
The Met Showcases New York City Students’ A+ Artwork

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to works by countless masters, from Rembrandt to Renoir. But let us not forget Reina Ahn’s ‘Sunset Owl.’" —The Wall Street Journal

Experience the talent of more than 120 New York City public students in "P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids,” on view now through February 14, 2021.

There were logistical challenges because of the pandemic for this year’s exhibit of public-school students’ work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but the organizers persevered.

How's about a giggle? 🧵 Enjoy a bit of medieval humor woven into this dazzling tapestry fragment.A shepherdess, seen at ...
11/05/2020

How's about a giggle? 🧵 Enjoy a bit of medieval humor woven into this dazzling tapestry fragment.

A shepherdess, seen at the left, holds up a sheet of music as she sings:

"Let's sing, on the grass,
with your bagpipe,
a tune for two"

A shepherd, playing his bagpipe, responds with a verse of his own:

"When she sings
her voice is fair:
but I do the work."

🎨 South Netherlandish. Shepherd and Shepherdess Making Music, ca. 1500–1530. #MetAnywhere

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