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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4 days ago
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast." Celebrate this winter at The Met with a look at what inspired Walt Disney. ✨ #InspiringWaltDisney
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9 hours ago
Are you a self-proclaimed DIY-er? Bookmark this page 📌 Gather the family and dive into hands-on #MetKids Create projects that explore works of art using materials you have at home. New activities launch each week, so check back often.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
12 hours ago
Bartolomeo Cristofori’s invention of the fortepiano changed music forever—and few have explored its potential as fully as #Beethoven. ✨ Join us December 5 as Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now perform his Piano Concerto No. 5. #MetLiveArts Get tickets:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
12 hours ago
Wishing a happy birthday to the American artist #KaraWalker, born November 26, 1969. This 1995 piece from her series "Fixin', Pitted, Fished, Pitied" is a life-sized statement in the artist's signature style. See more works by Walker: © Kara Walker
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
13 hours ago
Think you know Surrealism? Think again. "Surrealism Beyond Borders" reconsiders the true “movement” of this revolutionary idea across boundaries of geography and chronology. See it on view through January 30. #SurrealismBeyond
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
20 hours ago
Looking for reading recommendations? 📚 Head to #WatsonLibrary (in-person or online!) to peruse a selection of contemporary books dedicated to Native American art and artists.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
a day ago
NOW ON VIEW—Experience extraordinary recent gifts to the Museum that explore the flourishing of photography between World War II and the Vietnam war in "Cruel Radiance: Photography, 1940s–1960s" through May 1.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
a day ago
Introducing a new way to experience #ArtOfNativeAmerica 🎧 Listen to vibrant expressions of Native sovereignty, identity, and connections to community and family in our new audioguide. #NAHM
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
a day ago
Looking to infuse a little art into your Thursday? ✨ We've got just the thing. Browse more than 650 Japanese illustrated books from the 18th and 19th centuries through the #WatsonLibrary Digital Collections.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
a day ago
⁣Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 May your day be filled with food, family, friends, football, and fulfilling cat naps on the couch. ⁣⁣ The Met Fifth Avenue and the #MetCloisters are closed today, November 25, and will reopen Friday, November 26. See you then! 👋
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2 days ago
Psst! Gifts for art-lovers, creative kids, bookworms, and everyone else in the family are over at the #MetStore—with Black Friday deals through November 30 to boot. 🎁 Start browsing:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2 days ago
Who are you, really? Aliases and avatars abound today, from selfies on social platforms to packaged personae in pop culture. See how artists have experimented with identity through self-portraiture in "Alter Egos | Projected Selves" through May 1.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2 days ago
Mark Henri de #ToulouseLautrec's birthday with a closer look at this late 19th-century portrait. The identity of this sitter has been lost to history; only the nickname La Casque d'Or (Golden Helmet), which refers to her wig, has survived. Learn more:
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5 days ago
Honored to grace this cover with my critic's pick on The @metmuseum Afrofuturist Period Room on Seneca Village featuring artists Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Roberto Lugo, Willie Cole, Charles Goodyear, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jean-Louis Fabiola.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 days ago
🎥 WATCH—Tune in now to #ArtistsOnArtworks as Clint McKay (Dry Creek Pomo/Wappo/Wintun) and Sherrie Smith-Ferri (Dry Creek Pomo/Bodega Miwok) discuss the significance of historical and contemporary baskets on view in "Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo."
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 days ago
"There is an odd resonance in hearing this music played at the Cloisters...What a pleasure, then, to hear vast, dense, loud music here instead, suffused with bass and leaping up into the exalted air." — @TheBrooklynRail #SonicCloisters
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 days ago
Invite your #MetKids to spark imagination, creativity, and lifelong connections with art in our children's classes. 🎨 Registration is now open for in-person classes, taught by experienced educators and teaching artists.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
3 days ago
Eat, drink, be merry, repeat 🍽️ Have feasting on your mind? Plan a dinner party like an ancient Roman by exploring the elements of the banquet and other food-centric gatherings on the #MetTimeline:
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