The Museum Workout, commissioned by MetLiveArts, was featured in Vogue.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Is About to Become Your Favorite New Fitness Destination

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Philadelphia-born and educated William Glackens moved in 1895 to New York, where he continued to work as a successful newspaper and magazine illustrator.

Featured Artwork of the Day: William James Glackens (American, 1870–1938) | Central Park, Winter | ca. 1905 [ Met.org Link ]
Barnett Newman's "Untitled Etching #1," originally conceived as a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recalls Newman’s 1961 painting "Shining Forth (To George)," made shortly after the death of the artist’s brother.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Barnett Newman (American, 1905–1970) | Printer: Donn Steward | Publisher: Published by Universal Limited Art Editions | Untitled Etching #1 | 1969

Barnett Newman (American, 1905–1970) | Untitled Etching #1 | 1969

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This statue represents a governor of the Saite nome (district) in the western Nile Delta, and was intended for a temple in Sais, its capital city. The temple, called the "House of the Bee," was dedicated to Osiris, who is represented standing in a shrine on the front of the statue.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtik[seneb] | Period: Late...
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Born on the island of Nevis on this day in 1755, Alexander Hamilton famously died in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1805. After his death, there was a great demand for portraits of the revolutionary statesman. The painter John Trumbull produced several replicas, including this example, of a portrait he had made of Hamilton from life. Nearly a century later, this painting became the first early...
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This poetic depiction of a star-streaked sky combines the long broken brushstrokes of Cross's late works with a murky landscape of pen and ink, reminiscent in its impressionistic forms of Japanese painting.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond Delacroix) (French, 1856–1910) | Landscape with Stars | ca. 1905–1908 [ Met.org Link ]
“Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” the first-ever retrospective exhibition on one of America's greatest living painters, is on view through January 29 at The Met Breuer. [ Met.org Link ]

Kerry James Marshall’s Paintings Show What It Means to Be Black in America

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Today is your last day to view the holiday decorations at The Met Cloisters! Don't miss your chance to enjoy "the green of winter." [ Met.org Link ] #MetHolidays

The Green of Winter

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, born on this day in 1875, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art and was a prominent sculptor in her own right. This bronze statuette made in 1912 is a study for one of the three male figures she later carved in marble for the Caryatid Fountain at McGill University in Montreal.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (American, 1875–1942) |...
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Although plundered in ancient times, the tomb of the royal chief steward Meketre was not fully mapped until 1920, when the Museum's excavator, Herbert Winlock, and a team of workman cleaned out the accumulated debris in its rooms and passageways. During this cleaning operation, they discovered a hidden chamber filled with almost perfectly preserved models and two statues, one of which is this...
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Happy birthday to American artist Albert Bierstadt, born this day in 1830. The artist's very first trip to the West led to the creation of this monumental painting of the Rocky Mountains.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830–1902) | The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak | 1863 [ Met.org Link ]
Joan of Arc, the medieval teenaged martyr from the province of Lorraine, gained new status as a patriotic symbol after France ceded the territory to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71). Though it has not been confirmed, many believe that Joan of Arc was born on this day in 1412. [ Met.org Link ]

In this episode of the #MetArtistProject, photographer Robert Polidori recounts...
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Tonight at 6:30pm, join a Museum educator for a lively discussion about this silver head of a Sasanian king. [ Met.org Link ] #MetFridays

Head of a king | ca. 4th century | Period: Sasanian
Painted with Lawrence’s characteristic flat forms, angular lines, and a vibrant palette, the work depicts a Harlem pool hall. Men in exaggerated poses, dramatic contrasts of light and dark, and the zigzag of cigarette smoke all contribute to the lively scene.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000) | Pool Parlor | 1942

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Curator Perrin Stein highlights a recently discovered portrait of Jean Honoré Fragonard on view in the soon-to-close exhibition "Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant—Works from New York Collections."

Surviving and Thriving: A Rare Look at Fragonard in His Final Years

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Celebrate National Bird Day with Riza-yi 'Abbasi's "Study of a Bird," in which he uses fine brushstrokes to render the nightingale's feathers in minute detail.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi (ca. 1565–1635) | Study of a Bird | dated A.H. 1043/A.D. 1634 [ Met.org Link ]