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The Met “Every item of clothing has a story to tell.” — Andrew Bolton. T

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“Every item of clothing has a story to tell.” — Andrew Bolton. This May, Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the @metcostumeinstitute, will share his philosophy on the role of fashion in history in an episode of @m2m’s “Art of Style" series. #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #AndrewBolton #ArtofStyle

The Met The exhibition “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789)” is on view a

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The exhibition “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789)” is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through July 29. #VisitorstoVersailles brings together works from The Met, the Château de Versailles, and over fifty lenders, to highlight the experiences of travelers from 1682, when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, to 1789, when the royal family was forced to leave the palace and return to Paris. Guests are invited to enjoy a free Audio Experience, which brings to life the impressions of those who visited the palace and court in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. #TheMet #AudioExperience #AudioDesign @Design #BinuralAudio

The Met J.M.W. Turner was born on this day in 1775. Turner drew on his conside

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J.M.W. Turner was born on this day in 1775. Turner drew on his considerable experience as a marine painter and the brilliance of his technique as a watercolorist to create this view, in which the foundations of the palaces of Venice merge into the waters of the lagoon by means of delicate reflections. Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Detail of Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute, ca. 1835. #TheMet #JMWTurner

The Met View our Story for highlights from this morning’s press preview for

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View our Story for highlights from this morning’s press preview for our presentation of "Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici," which travels to The Met from @fomentoculturalbanamex and @LACMA. Through some 110 works of art (primarily paintings), many of which are unpublished and newly restored, the exhibition surveys the most important artists and stylistic developments of the period and highlights the emergence of new pictorial genres and subjects. Juan Rodríguez Juárez (Mexican, 1675–1728). The Entombment of Christ, ca. 1702 #TheMet

The Met In this video, artist Huma Bhabha and curator Shanay Jhaveri discuss h

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In this video, artist Huma Bhabha and curator Shanay Jhaveri discuss her sculpture “We Come in Peace,” the 2018 site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. #TheMet #CantorRoof #HumaBhabha

The Met “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” is on

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“Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” is on view through May 28. Spend your Friday evening tracing the emergence and florescence of goldworking in the ancient Americas, from its earliest appearance in the Andes to its later developments farther north in Central America and Mexico. The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer are open late until 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Illustration @jkroik. The exhibition is made possible in part by @DavidYurman #TheMet #GoldenKingdoms

The Met Happy birthday to Joan Miró, born on this day in 1893. In 1928 Miró

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Happy birthday to Joan Miró, born on this day in 1893. In 1928 Miró painted a series of three paintings inspired by postcards of seventeenth-century Dutch genre scenes that he collected during a two-week trip to Holland. In this painting, on view in gallery 913, he discarded the heightened naturalism and precision of these models in favor of dreamlike distortion. Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983). Dutch Interior (III), 1928. #TheMet #JoanMiro

The Met Today is the last day to vote for #MetKids in @TheWebbyAwards. Visit t

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Today is the last day to vote for #MetKids in @TheWebbyAwards. Visit the link in our profile to cast your vote! #TheMet #TheWebbys

The Met “Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

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“Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition” features more than six hundred works of art and writings by New York City teens, who received the highest regional recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award. Detail of Clara Kim, Grade 12, Age 17, City-as-School High School, Worthy, 2018 #TheMet #GoldKeyAwards

The Met Today, we held a press preview for

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Today, we held a press preview for "The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace.” Opening tomorrow and on view through October 28, the installation is the sixth in a series of commissions created specifically for the outdoor space. #TheMet #CantorRoof #HumaBhabha

The Met One hundred forty eight years ago today, on April 13, 1870, the Legisl

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One hundred forty eight years ago today, on April 13, 1870, the Legislature of the State of New York granted an act of incorporation that formally established The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The new institution was charged with "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of the arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, furnishing popular instruction and recreation." The Museum's ability to fulfill this promise is a testament to the support we receive from Members, donors, and friends like you. Support our legacy and celebrate with us by donating to the Museum's Annual Appeal today. For a limited time, an anonymous Met donor will match all Annual Appeal donations up to $500,000. Your gift, no matter what size, will have twice the impact on our extraordinary level of programing, conservation, research, and scholarship. Visit the link in our bio to make a donation. #TheMet #MembersCount #MatchingGiftChallenge

The Met Max Hollein has been elected the tenth Director of The Metropolitan Mu

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Max Hollein has been elected the tenth Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo by Drew Altizer Photography.

The Met The @MetCostumeInstitute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catho

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The @MetCostumeInstitute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition opens in one month at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters! The exhibition will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism. #TheMet #MetHeavenlyBodies #MetGala

The Met We’d like to thank Atout France (@Francefr) and its partners, the Pa

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We’d like to thank Atout France (@Francefr) and its partners, the Paris Region Tourist Board and Lafayette Travel, for supporting last night’s opening viewing and reception for “Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789).” #VisitorstoVersailles is now open to Members and Patrons for Preview Days, and opens to the public on April 16.  Image via @metmuseumevents 📷: @bluspida #TheMet

The Met This is the last weekend to view “Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The

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This is the last weekend to view “Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer,” which looks at how Kiefer used his art to wrestle with the past. The works presented in the exhibition, drawn from The Met collection, also offer us an opportunity to reflect on our own nation and the conflicted history we struggle to readdress today. Anselm Kiefer (German, born Donaueschingen, 1945). Winter Landscape, 1970 © Anselm Kiefer #TheMet #AnselmKiefer

The Met This photograph, featuring a sphinx of Hatshepsut and colossal seated

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This photograph, featuring a sphinx of Hatshepsut and colossal seated statues of Amenhotep III, was taken in the Great Hall in 1935. #TheMet #tbt #Hatshepsut

The Met Closing this Sunday, “Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photogr

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Closing this Sunday, “Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs” looks at the career of Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946), a pioneering photographer, known for creating works that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. “Quicksilver Brilliance” is the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than twenty years and the first ever at The Met. Some forty works, drawn entirely from The Met collection, demonstrate the impressive breadth of his career. Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), 1868–1946). Etienne de Beaumont, ca. 1923 #TheMet #AdolfdeMeyer

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"Don't expect to see a more beautiful show than [this] anytime soon… a fresh, transformative take on pre-Columbian art." —@WashingtonPost on “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” at The Met Fifth Avenue. Superbly crafted in the shape of a serpent ready to strike, this labret is a rare surviving example of the Aztec goldworking tradition, and includes a bifurcated tongue ingeniously cast as a movable piece. This exhibition was made possible in part by @DavidYurman. #TheMet #GoldenKingdoms

The Met Spring has sprung on #MuseumMile! 📷: @margaretchoo

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Spring has sprung on #MuseumMile! 📷: @margaretchoo

The Met Vincent van Gogh was born on this day in 1853. Over the course of his

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Vincent van Gogh was born on this day in 1853. Over the course of his decade-long career (1880–90), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Van Gogh regarded this sun-drenched landscape as one of his "best" summer canvases. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889. #TheMet #VanGogh

The Met In the blog post linked in our profile #MetCurator Keith Christiansen

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In the blog post linked in our profile #MetCurator Keith Christiansen takes us behind the scenes to answer a big question: “How Exactly Do You Dismantle a Raphael Altarpiece?” Keep an eye on The Met’s blog channel as the Department of European Paintings chronicles their gallery renovation. #TheMet #MetSkylightsProject Images: Riggers and European Paintings staff prepare to move Raphael's “Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints” from its former home in gallery 609.

The Met “History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroy

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“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.” —William Morris, born on this day in 1834. As one of the forerunners of modern design, Morris took much of his inspiration from the arts and crafts of the past. While these undulating flower stalks look back to Italian fifteenth- and sixteenth-century velvet designs, they also presage of Art Nouveau. William Morris (British, 1834–1896). Brother Rabbit, design registered May 20, 1882; printed 1917–23. #TheMet #WilliamMorris

The Met The Rialto and other bridges were favorite motifs of Maurice Brazil Pr

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The Rialto and other bridges were favorite motifs of Maurice Brazil Prendergast during his second trip to Venice (1911–12), serving as the subject of about twenty-five watercolors. View this work and others by American painters who were inspired by Italy in “American Painters in Italy: From Copley to Sargent” at The Met Fifth Avenue. Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858–1924). Rialto Bridge (Covered Bridge, Venice), ca. 1911–12 #TheMet #MauriceBrazilPrendergast