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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 Museum is open! Make sure you're prepared.

Visit met.org/VisitorSafetyGuidelines. If you can't make it to NYC, experience the #MetAnywhere online. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Millions across the globe can also experience the #MetAnywhere through our robust website, digital collection, and virtual events.

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05/15/2022
Exhibition Tour—In America: An Anthology of Fashion

Go inside "In America: An Anthology of Fashion"—our stunning new exhibition in The Met's American Wing period rooms exploring hidden narratives in American fashion—with curator Andrew Bolton as your guide.

Learn more about the exhibition and plan your visit: met.org/InAmericaAnthology

#MetInAmerica

Join us at The Met on Monday, May 23, for World Monuments Fund's annual Paul Mellon Lecture. This year, philosopher Kwam...
05/15/2022
2022 Paul Mellon Lecture | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join us at The Met on Monday, May 23, for World Monuments Fund's annual Paul Mellon Lecture. This year, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah reflects on questions of identity, memory, and community in Africa.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP.

In accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are required for all visitors.

#DYK: This extraordinary accordion has a second button row for the accidentals, known as a "Paris accordions perfectionn...
05/14/2022

#DYK: This extraordinary accordion has a second button row for the accidentals, known as a "Paris accordions perfectionnes" or a "perfected" accordion—only two such instruments are known to exist!

In the 1830s, Paris became a major center of accordion production, which flourished until the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71.

To compete with makers in Austria and Germany, Paris manufacturers successfully marketed their instruments by applying rich and costly decoration, like this colorful one from the 1850s.

Learn more: met.org/3vMCixe

🎨 Alexandre Pere & Fils, maker. Accordion, 1850–55. French. Wood, metal, mastic, brass, tortoiseshell, gilt brass, mother-of-pearl, silver foil. On view in Gallery 681.

"When we look at a piece of art, all the noise and chatter, anxiety and stuff in our brain sometimes just takes back sea...
05/14/2022
Podcast Radio Hour - New For April - BBC Sounds

"When we look at a piece of art, all the noise and chatter, anxiety and stuff in our brain sometimes just takes back seat...And [this podcast] made me think about how—because I suffer from anxiety quite often—that if I actually used art as a way of trying to stabilize my emotions, it could be actually quite powerful.” — BBC Sounds

Dive into our art and wellness podcast #FrameOfMind on the BBC's Podcast Radio Hour.

Scott Bryan, Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson round up new listening for April

This weekend, join us in the galleries for performances by #MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Bijayini Satpathy. For these...
05/13/2022

This weekend, join us in the galleries for performances by #MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Bijayini Satpathy.

For these site-specific creations, Bijayini collaborated with composer Bindhumalini Narayanswamy, who has moved the soundscape away from traditional Odissi music and into unconventional spaces.

Performances will take place this Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. Free with Museum admission.

Learn more: met.org/3kUfqpC

05/13/2022
Teens Take The Met!

Teens—your night is almost here! ✨

Next Friday, May 20, grab your friends and take over The Met for teen-only activities including art making, performances, music, and more.

Doors open at 5 pm. Free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. Just show up—or RSVP now for a free ticket to beat the line.

Learn more: met.org/TeensSpring2022

At long last—Garden Tours are back! 🌱⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of the #MetCloisters gardens, and lear...
05/12/2022

At long last—Garden Tours are back! 🌱⁣ ⁣ ⁣

Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of the #MetCloisters gardens, and learn how medieval plants and gardens served medicinal, artistic, and even magical purposes.⁣ ⁣ ⁣

Garden Tours are offered on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from May through September. Free with Museum admission. ⁣ ⁣⁣

Learn more: met.org/3MO16L4

05/12/2022
Frame of Mind—Art and Medicine

Can art therapy increase empathy?

Nursing Professional Development Specialist Grace Calame-Mars and Met art educator Carolyn Halpin-Healy know first hand the benefit of art in museums as a tool to help our well-being.

🎧 On the latest episode of #FrameOfMind, hear how the art therapy program they helped organize improved medical professionals’ clinical observation skills and strengthened empathy—valuable tools during the pandemic.

Listen on our website: met.org/FrameOfMind
Listen on Apple: met.org/FOMApple
Listen on Spotify: met.org/FOMSpotify

#MetKidsFunFact: This knight's armor is not quite as heavy as it looks; a full suit usually weighed between 45 and 50 po...
05/11/2022

#MetKidsFunFact: This knight's armor is not quite as heavy as it looks; a full suit usually weighed between 45 and 50 pounds—less than most soldiers carry into battle today.

...But his horse has armor, too! Armor for both horses and humans changed as technology improved and weapons became more dangerous. In the early Middle Ages, armor was typically made of quilted fabric covered with linked metal rings, called mail, for better protection.

Eventually, steel plates were added on top of the mail—here, you can see mail around the horse's neck and between the steel plates.

⚔️ Kunz Lochner (German, 1510–1567). Horse Armor Made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg (1521–1553), dated 1548. Steel, leather, copper alloy, textile. On view in Gallery 371.

🔎 The lyre on the bed🔎 A touch of red on the ankle🔎 Sunlight from an unseen sourceTake a #CloseLook at the many details ...
05/11/2022
Prisons Real and Imagined

🔎 The lyre on the bed
🔎 A touch of red on the ankle
🔎 Sunlight from an unseen source

Take a #CloseLook at the many details of Jacques Louis David’s "The Death of Socrates" and trace its progression from chalk drawing to iconic painting.

See it on view at The Met in #RadicalDraftsman through this Sunday, May 15.

In Jacques-Louis David's

Hey, Facebook—want to be surrounded by your favorite Met masterpieces every day? We're hiring! Scope out open positions:...
05/11/2022

Hey, Facebook—want to be surrounded by your favorite Met masterpieces every day? We're hiring!

Scope out open positions: http://met.org/2YLb4ta

Congratulations to the 2022 Costume Institute College Fashion Design Competition finalists who created designs inspired ...
05/10/2022
College Night: In America

Congratulations to the 2022 Costume Institute College Fashion Design Competition finalists who created designs inspired by our "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." ✨

See the ten designs on view tonight at College Night—when we'll announce the winner! #MetInAmerica

Join us for a night of dancing, fashion, and art making in celebration of student fashion designers and The Costume Institute exhibitions In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and In America: An Anthology of Fashion. This event is Free, Register View The All Face Read American

This weekend, join us in the galleries for performances by #MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Bijayini Satpathy. For these...
05/10/2022

This weekend, join us in the galleries for performances by #MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Bijayini Satpathy.

For these site-specific creations, Bijayini collaborated with composer Bindhumalini Narayanswamy, who has moved the soundscape away from traditional Odissi music and into unconventional spaces.

Performances will take place this Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. Free with Museum admission.

Learn more: met.org/3kUfqpC

Talk about some serious talent! 🎨NOW ON VIEW—Experience more than 400 works of art and writing by New York City teens wh...
05/09/2022
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

Talk about some serious talent! 🎨

NOW ON VIEW—Experience more than 400 works of art and writing by New York City teens who received the highest regional recognition in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards through May 22.

This exhibition features more than 250 works of art and writing by New York City teens who received the highest regional recognition in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award.

Garden Tours are back! 🌱 Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of the #MetCloisters gardens, and learn how medieval pla...
05/09/2022

Garden Tours are back! 🌱

Explore the sights, sounds, and scents of the #MetCloisters gardens, and learn how medieval plants served medicinal, artistic, and even magical purposes.

Offered Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May through September. Free with Museum admission.

Learn more: met.org/3MO16L4

What did Met conservators uncover with a deeper look at Jacques Louis David's masterpiece "The Death of Socrates"?
05/09/2022
The Death of Socrates: New Discoveries

What did Met conservators uncover with a deeper look at Jacques Louis David's masterpiece "The Death of Socrates"?

Our study of The Death of Socrates (1787), reveals not only how David went about creating this masterpiece, but also the changes and refinements to the composition seen in his preparatory drawings.

05/08/2022
Virtual Opening—Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman

Final week! Explore "Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman"—the first exhibition devoted to works on paper by the celebrated French artist.

Learn more and plan your visit to see the show in-person before it closes May 15: met.org/RadicalDraftsman

#RadicalDraftsman

Cheers to all moms—including Buddha's ✨Today on Mother's Day and Buddha's birthday, we're taking a look at this depictio...
05/08/2022

Cheers to all moms—including Buddha's ✨

Today on Mother's Day and Buddha's birthday, we're taking a look at this depiction of the Birth of Buddha featuring Queen Maya, who reaches up to grasp a branch and miraculously gives birth to the Buddha. (Look closely—standing on flower petals receiving his first bath is the newborn Buddha!)

One of the most elaborate to survive, mosaic panels such as this were placed in personal shrines and temples. The astonishing density of precious stones in this work speaks to the widespread practice of donating jewelry at sacred centers.

Sending warm greetings and gratitude to all the moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, mentors, and caregivers who have given us their time, support, and beyond all love. 💕 #HappyMothersDay⁣⁣

🎨 Unknown artist. The Birth of the Buddha, 18th–19th century. Nepal. Mosaic set in a gilt-silver framework with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets, quartz, pearls, amber, coral, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and semiprecious stones

NOW ON VIEW—"In America: An Anthology of Fashion" opens to the public today. ⁣⁣On view in The Met's American Wing period...
05/07/2022

NOW ON VIEW—"In America: An Anthology of Fashion" opens to the public today. ⁣

On view in The Met's American Wing period rooms, the second in our two-part #MetInAmerica exhibition reveals hidden narratives of American fashion through cinematic "freeze frames" produced in collaboration with notable film directors. ⁣

Each room—including an 1830s Shaker Retiring Room, a 20th-century living room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a 19th-century parlor from Virginia, and many more—tells a different story, from the personal to the political, the stylistic to the cultural, and the aesthetic to the ideological.⁣

See the captivating exhibition on view through September 5, 2022.

Plan your visit: met.org/InAmericaAnthology

In fall 2021, The Met's Watson Library was awarded a grant as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities American...
05/07/2022
Expanding the Collection

In fall 2021, The Met's Watson Library was awarded a grant as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations program to fund a yearlong project to assess, expand, and promote access to the collection of publications by and about Indigenous American, Hispanic American/Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander artists.

Take a look inside the initiative and the work of the eight-member team leading the project.

A project to enhance Watson's holdings of works by and about Indigenous American, Hispanic American/Latinx, and Asian American/Pacific Islander artists

Hey college students 📣 This Tuesday, May 10, is all about you at The Met—join us for College Night!Stop by for a night o...
05/07/2022

Hey college students 📣 This Tuesday, May 10, is all about you at The Met—join us for College Night!

Stop by for a night of dancing, fashion, and art making in celebration of student fashion designers and the Costume Institute's exhibitions "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" and "In America: An Anthology of Fashion."

Free, though advance registration is required.

Learn more: met.org/3sl2yg3

05/07/2022
Teens Take The Met!

Get ready—Teens Take The Met is back two weeks from today!

If you're a teen between 13 and 18, grab your friends and take over The Met for the night.

On Friday, May 20, drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Discover what you can also do at almost forty NYC cultural and community organizations.

Learn more: met.org/TeensSpring2022

Celebrate #AAPIHeritageMonth with The Met and Google Arts and Culture in our new feature showcasing Asian American artis...
05/06/2022
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage - Google Arts & Culture

Celebrate #AAPIHeritageMonth with The Met and Google Arts and Culture in our new feature showcasing Asian American artists and stories—including sculptor Isamu Noguchi, printmaker Zarina, activists working in the Chinese-American community today, and more.

These stories highlight the breadth of artistic achievement in the AAPI community.

05/06/2022
Virtual Tour—Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Whether you're down the street or across the globe, go inside our new exhibition "Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents," with curators Sylvia Yount and Stephanie Herdrich as your guides.

Learn more: met.org/HomerCrosscurrents

Any Pre-Raphaelite lovers out there?Born and trained in England, Frederick Hurten Rhead became one of America’s most inf...
05/06/2022

Any Pre-Raphaelite lovers out there?

Born and trained in England, Frederick Hurten Rhead became one of America’s most influential ceramists in the early 1900s, working at potteries across the country, as well as an important teacher and one of the leading American champions of modern design.

In 1902 he came to the United States and shortly thereafter made this vase with a Pre-Raphaelite woman and Japan-inspired motifs, using used flat washes of colored slip and raised clay tube lining, or piping, to create it.

See this on view in "Gifts from the Fire: American Ceramics from the Collection of Martin Eidelberg" through October 16, 2022.

Learn more: met.org/GiftsFromTheFire

🎨 Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead (American, born England, 1880–1942). Decorated by Albert L. Cusick (1881–1946). Avon Faience Company (1902–5). Vase with Pre-Raphaelite woman, 1902–3. Earthenware.

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