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Pretty in print 📚#DidYouKnow: The Met’s Costume Institute Library is home to an incredible archive of Hanatsubaki—a maga...
09/17/2021

Pretty in print 📚

#DidYouKnow: The Met’s Costume Institute Library is home to an incredible archive of Hanatsubaki—a magazine published by the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido.

Explore the evolution of the publication from the 1950s to today: met.org/2YgvidU

Pretty in print 📚

#DidYouKnow: The Met’s Costume Institute Library is home to an incredible archive of Hanatsubaki—a magazine published by the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido.

Explore the evolution of the publication from the 1950s to today: met.org/2YgvidU

09/17/2021
Balcony Bar From Home—Remix

Sit back, relax, and enjoy some Balcony Bar favorites in this remix, featuring a selection of pieces performed by ETHEL musicians and special guests. Here's what's coming up:

🎵 "Mountain Song" by HyeKyung Lee, performed by ETHEL

🎵 "MarimBella" composed and performed by HyeKyung Lee, video by Christian Faur

🎵 "Daniel" by Carlo Mombelli, performed by Carlo Mombelli and ETHEL

🎵 "Salut D'Amour" by Edward Elgar, Performed by Stacie Lin of the Longwood Symphony

🎵 "Pal-Yat-Chee" composed by Spike Jones and Eddie Maxwell, arr. by Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer, Performed by Polygraph Lounge and ETHEL

#MetLiveArts

Show off your love for "El Met" by sporting new tees, mugs, and hats created by Met Civic Practice Partnership Artist in...
09/17/2021

Show off your love for "El Met" by sporting new tees, mugs, and hats created by Met Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence Miguel Luciano. ✨

This project was executed by Luciano "as a provocation to increase the visibility of Latinx art at the Museum." All proceeds from the sale of "El Met" merchandise will support the acquisition of Latinx art at The Met.

Shop the collection → met.org/3zcUwXq

Show off your love for "El Met" by sporting new tees, mugs, and hats created by Met Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence Miguel Luciano. ✨

This project was executed by Luciano "as a provocation to increase the visibility of Latinx art at the Museum." All proceeds from the sale of "El Met" merchandise will support the acquisition of Latinx art at The Met.

Shop the collection → met.org/3zcUwXq

Multitasking for the swashbuckling 1550s type? ⚔️ A masterpiece of French Renaissance goldsmiths' work and 16th-century ...
09/16/2021

Multitasking for the swashbuckling 1550s type? ⚔️

A masterpiece of French Renaissance goldsmiths' work and 16th-century tech, this ornate work of art combines a sword of classical inspiration with a wheellock pistol—a cutting-edge firearm for its time.

This extravagant piece of weaponry—decorated with representations of trophies, masks, and a monstrous lionlike creature for a pommel, or handle topper—was likely crafted for a member of Henry II's royal court.

See it up close in "Emperors, Artists & Inventors: Transformative Gifts of Fine Arms and Armor" on view through February 21. Plan your visit: met.org/3pxpaqf

⚔️ Combination Sword and Wheellock Pistol, ca. 1550–55. Promised Gift of Irene Roosevelt Aitken. On view in Gallery 380.

09/16/2021
Storytime with The Met—“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Who's hungry! ✋

This week, Met educator Christina reads the classic, beloved book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle in English and Japanese.

Afterwards, we'll take a look at a kimono in The Met collection—“Woman's Overrobe (Uchikake) with Books and Mandarin Orange Branches"—and then make our own hungry caterpillar using food! 🐛

See the uchikake up close: met.org/3ArKV00

09/16/2021

How do Met experts mount and display armor in the galleries? Tune in to find out! ⚔️

Join Met Armorer and Conservator Edward Hunter as he goes behind the scenes at the Museum and takes a look at a unique set of armor that probably belonged to King Henry VIII of England, the earliest dated armor from the royal workshops at Greenwich, which he established to produce armor for his court.

Class is in session. 🍎 Learn how to become a Renaissance Influencer from none other than Cosimo I de’ Medici.Get pointer...
09/15/2021
Medici Portraits | Primer | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Class is in session. 🍎

Learn how to become a Renaissance Influencer from none other than Cosimo I de’ Medici.

Get pointers from the 17-year-old Duke of Florence on how to build your brand, grow your reach, and secure your legacy on the #MetPrimer.

Power struggles in 16th-century Italy were epic. See how one family crushed it.

Where do the arts and health intersect? 🎨On Sunday, September 19, join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for ...
09/15/2021
Healing Arts New York Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing

Where do the arts and health intersect? 🎨

On Sunday, September 19, join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual program exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing, presented in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO).

Join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual panel and project presentation exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing. This special event marks the launch of Healing Arts New York, the final of a series This Watch Schedule Welcome Max Guided Welcome Heid...

Experience the #MetAnywhere.📌 Bookmark our Art at Home page and check back often to explore fresh content, learn about y...
09/15/2021
Art at Home | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Experience the #MetAnywhere.

📌 Bookmark our Art at Home page and check back often to explore fresh content, learn about your favorite Met artworks, and get inspired.

Explore all of The Met's online offerings.

09/14/2021
MetLiveArts—El Cimarrón

Tune in for the #MetLiveArts digital premiere of Hans Werner Henze's El Cimarrón—a sonic tour-de-force based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo.

Born into enslavement, Montejo escaped bo***ge on a Cuban sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113. Henze's visceral score is a cry for freedom that transcends time and place.

Featuring:
Music by Hans Werner Henze
Libretto by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Adapted from Miguel Barnet’s Biografia de un Cimarrón, based on interviews with Esteban Montejo; English translation by W. Nick Hill

American Modern Opera Company
Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, artistic directors
Jennifer Chen, managing director

Performers:
Davóne Tines, bass baritone
Emi Ferguson, flute
Jonny Allen, percussion
Jordan Dodson, guitar (guest artist)

This production, filmed in 2019, features members of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and was curated by Julia Bullock, MetLiveArts 2018–19 Artist in Residence.

09/14/2021
#MetKids Microscope—Painting With Bugs: Where Does Color Come From?

Where does color come from? Enter our new series #MetKids Microscope to help us discover the answer!

Sometimes the colors in paints and dyes come from the natural world, like plants, minerals, and...bugs? Meet the cochineal—the tiny, cactus-loving insect that brings a bright, vibrant red color to art, clothing, and even food—and learn all about the science of pigments.

Watch more episodes: met.org/MetKidsMicroscope

Think you know Jacques-Louis David’s portrait of the Lavoisiers? Think again.Over the last three years, Met scientists, ...
09/14/2021
Refashioning the Lavoisiers

Think you know Jacques-Louis David’s portrait of the Lavoisiers? Think again.

Over the last three years, Met scientists, conservators, and curators have uncovered unseen elements found within this 18th-century double portrait.

Explore what they discovered in the latest from #MetPerspectives.

A team of experts from across The Met gains new understanding of Jacques Louis David’s iconic portrait

#MetInAmerica has arrived ✨ ⁣⁣⁣⁣Take a peek inside “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public this Sa...
09/13/2021

#MetInAmerica has arrived ✨ ⁣⁣
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Take a peek inside “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public this Saturday, September 18, and will be celebrated tonight at the Costume Institute Benefit (you might know it as the #MetGala), the fundraiser that supports The Met's Costume Institute.⁣⁣
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Inspired by the concept of the patchwork quilt—and Adeline Harris Sears’s 1856 quilt from The Met’s American Wing collection, on view in the show—the exhibition establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion and celebrates the creativity and originality of designers working in the United States.⁣⁣

"In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will be on view for a full year, in honor of the The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary in 2021. ⁣

Learn more: met.org/MetInAmerica

#MetInAmerica has arrived ✨ ⁣⁣
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Take a peek inside “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public this Saturday, September 18, and will be celebrated tonight at the Costume Institute Benefit (you might know it as the #MetGala), the fundraiser that supports The Met's Costume Institute.⁣⁣
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Inspired by the concept of the patchwork quilt—and Adeline Harris Sears’s 1856 quilt from The Met’s American Wing collection, on view in the show—the exhibition establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion and celebrates the creativity and originality of designers working in the United States.⁣⁣

"In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” will be on view for a full year, in honor of the The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary in 2021. ⁣

Learn more: met.org/MetInAmerica

The Met is closed to the public today, Monday, September 13, for the 2021 Met Gala celebrating the exhibition "In Americ...
09/13/2021
Met Gala 2021 Red Carpet Livestream

The Met is closed to the public today, Monday, September 13, for the 2021 Met Gala celebrating the exhibition "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Watch a livestream of red carpet arrivals on our website starting at 5:30 pm ET. #MetInAmerica

Fashion, Livestream, Met Ball, Met Gala, Costume Institution, Pop Culture, In America, Celebrities, Keke Palmer, Ilana Glazer, Hosts, Fifth Avenue, Style, Culture

NOW ON VIEW—For centuries, art has played a role in revolutions, protests, and social activist movements.In the latest i...
09/13/2021
Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Revolution, Resistance, and Activism

NOW ON VIEW—For centuries, art has played a role in revolutions, protests, and social activist movements.

In the latest installation from The Met's Department of Drawings and Prints, explore how artists have utilized works on paper to call attention to injustice.

This installation explores how artists from the eighteenth century to the present have mobilized works on paper to promote causes or ideals, record or respond to events, and sway public opinion.

Explore "The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 1512–1570" from the palm of your hand.Enhance your in-gallery experience or e...
09/12/2021
The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 - In-Gallery Guide | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Explore "The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 1512–1570" from the palm of your hand.

Enhance your in-gallery experience or explore the exhibition digitally through artworks, playlists, videos, and more with our handy gallery guide.

Through an outstanding group of portraits, this major loan exhibition will introduce visitors to the various new and complex ways artists portrayed the elite of Medicean Florence, representing the sitters' political and cultural ambitions and conveying the changing sense of what it meant to be a Flo...

Back to school, 15th-century style 📚This is one of the first inexpensive illustrated textbooks—and an excellent example ...
09/12/2021

Back to school, 15th-century style 📚

This is one of the first inexpensive illustrated textbooks—and an excellent example of Florentine woodcut illustration of the 1490s.

Its small size made it easy to transport and its diagrams and pictures made lessons more appealing to students. On this page, a series of hand gestures signify numbers.

📖 Filippo Calandri (Italian, 15th century). De Arithmetica, January 1, 1491. Printed book with woodcut illustrations.

Back to school, 15th-century style 📚

This is one of the first inexpensive illustrated textbooks—and an excellent example of Florentine woodcut illustration of the 1490s.

Its small size made it easy to transport and its diagrams and pictures made lessons more appealing to students. On this page, a series of hand gestures signify numbers.

📖 Filippo Calandri (Italian, 15th century). De Arithmetica, January 1, 1491. Printed book with woodcut illustrations.

Where do the arts and health intersect? 🎨On Sunday, September 19, join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for ...
09/11/2021
Healing Arts New York Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing

Where do the arts and health intersect? 🎨

On Sunday, September 19, join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual program exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing, presented in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO).

Join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual panel and project presentation exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing. This special event marks the launch of Healing Arts New York, the final of a series This Watch Schedule Welcome Max Guided Welcome Heid...

On September 21, 2001—ten days after the planes hit the World Trade Center—photographer Lewis Koch captured the thick, d...
09/11/2021

On September 21, 2001—ten days after the planes hit the World Trade Center—photographer Lewis Koch captured the thick, dark smoke that hung heavy over a city processing unimaginable grief. ⁣⁣
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Twenty years later, we feel the weight of that dark smoke still, but we are reminded—regrettably too often—that even in its most dire moments, New York is and has always been a place of resilience. ⁣⁣

We love you, New York, now and always. ❤️ ⁣
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📸 Lewis Koch (American, born 1949). Looking West Over New York City, From the Air, Ten Days After 9/11/01, 2001. © Lewis Koch, 2001

On September 21, 2001—ten days after the planes hit the World Trade Center—photographer Lewis Koch captured the thick, dark smoke that hung heavy over a city processing unimaginable grief. ⁣⁣
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Twenty years later, we feel the weight of that dark smoke still, but we are reminded—regrettably too often—that even in its most dire moments, New York is and has always been a place of resilience. ⁣⁣

We love you, New York, now and always. ❤️ ⁣
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📸 Lewis Koch (American, born 1949). Looking West Over New York City, From the Air, Ten Days After 9/11/01, 2001. © Lewis Koch, 2001

Ever wondered what it's like to work at a museum? 🏛️Join a vibrant community of students at The Met! Applications for sp...
09/11/2021

Ever wondered what it's like to work at a museum? 🏛️

Join a vibrant community of students at The Met! Applications for spring 2022 paid internships are now open for college and graduate students.

Apply by September 29: met.org/38ptsJf

Ever wondered what it's like to work at a museum? 🏛️

Join a vibrant community of students at The Met! Applications for spring 2022 paid internships are now open for college and graduate students.

Apply by September 29: met.org/38ptsJf

09/11/2021
The Met Cloisters—Book of Flower Studies

Reflect fondly on summer with Met curator Griffith Mann and horiculturist Carly Still as they explore medieval flowers in the galleries and in the gardens at The Met Cloisters.

Take a closer look at the Book of Flower Studies: met.org/2TAbL5K

Art after happy hour? Count us in. Evening hours are back at The Met! Get your art fix Fridays and Saturdays until 9 pm....
09/10/2021

Art after happy hour? Count us in.

Evening hours are back at The Met! Get your art fix Fridays and Saturdays until 9 pm.

Plan your visit: met.org/Visit

Art after happy hour? Count us in.

Evening hours are back at The Met! Get your art fix Fridays and Saturdays until 9 pm.

Plan your visit: met.org/Visit

09/10/2021
Balcony Bar From Home—Sandbox Percussion

This week on Balcony Bar From Home with ETHEL and Friends, join us in welcoming Sandbox Percussion. Here's what's coming up:

🎵 "Pillar II" by Andy Akiho, performed by Sandbox Percussion; film by Deborah Johnson & Maggie Royce

🎵 "mARImbA" by Andy Akiho, performed by Ian Rosenbaum; film by Gary Yost, performance cinematography by Mattia Polombi and Mark DeChiazza

🎵 "Pillar I" by Andy Akiho, performed by Sandbox Percussion; film and concept by Michael Joseph McQuilken

Sandbox Percussion: Ian Rosenbaum, Jonny Allen, Terry Sweeney, Victor Caccese

Experience more than 100 works that speak to the complexity, vibrancy, and variation of Native life in the latest reinst...
09/10/2021
Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Experience more than 100 works that speak to the complexity, vibrancy, and variation of Native life in the latest reinstallation of "Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection."

#ArtOfNativeAmerica

Art of Native America showcases more than one hundred masterworks that represent the achievements of artists from many culturally distinct indigenous traditions across North America.

09/09/2021
Save The Date—MetFest

Save the date! Join us Saturday, October 2, for #MetFest—our first-ever block party.

Stop by for everything from performances to stiltwalkers to a citywide Double Dutch showcase as we honor the vital role of art and the resilience of NYC and its people.

Learn more: met.org/MetFest

09/09/2021
Teaser—"In America: A Lexicon of Fashion"

"In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" is almost here! ✨

Join us starting Saturday, September 18, for part one of our two-part exhibition exploring American fashion.

P.S. The #MetGala celebrating the exhibition is Monday, September 13—watch the livestream of red carpet arrivals on our website.

Learn more: met.org/MetInAmerica

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⏱𝙉𝙄𝙉𝙀 𝑫𝑨𝒀𝑺 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑻𝑰𝑵𝑮 until Perseverance🤖 and Ingenuity🚁 land on Mars Feb 18th! In his June 13, 2017 article for Mission[dot]org titled "How 𝗦𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗧 Will Get Us to Mars," writer Andrew James Walls respectfully noted that..."𝙉𝘼𝙎𝘼 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙨. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩." We should never forget all the people who contributed in their own unique ways to this latest and most ambitious mission to Mars! That includes space artists like Chesley Bonestell who inspired us to go to Mars and space artists like Don Davis and David Aguilar who continue to inspire us to reach for the stars! As David Aguilar has said: "𝙒𝙝𝙤𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙖 𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖, 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙖 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮, 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨 𝙗𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚." https://fb.watch/3xwK2s0TNK/
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WEEK TWO of "Journey to Mars with (Space Artist) Chesley Bonestell" is VERY COOL! https://fb.watch/3o2enNyK_f/