#MetKids are invited to discover how Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studios made stained-glass windows.
MetKids are invited to discover how Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studios

Solving a Puzzle from the Past

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Lesley Knight
Honey Corbin
Happy Birthday to Mary Cassatt! Cassatt painted this self-portrait, one of only two known, a year after Edgar Degas invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists. Being the only American officially associated with this group, Cassatt was strongly influenced, which could be seen in the unusual sage-green background, the attention to contrasting complementary colors, and the figure’s daring and...
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Happy Birthday to Mary Cassatt Cassatt painted this selfportrait one of only
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, which is issued annually features original research on works in the Museum’s collection. Preview and purchase the latest volume on MetPublications.
The Metropolitan Museum Journal which is issued annually features original research on

"Stormy Weather in Revolutionary Paris: A Pair of Dihl et Guérhard Vases": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 51 (2016)

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"I found myself wondering whether this extraordinary etcher and painter—the creator of mesmerizing prints of spectral trees dripping with moss, ships foundering in rough seas, and a pile of old books with the emotional heft of a pile of skulls… actually existed." - The New York Review of Books

Today is the last day to see “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers”
I found myself wondering whether this extraordinary etcher and painterthe creator of

The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers

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Leslie Friedman
Robert Hutton Allen
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Happy Birthday to Albrecht Dürer! Dürer's fascination with ideal form is manifest in this engraving of Adam and Eve, who are shown in nearly symmetrical, idealized poses. Apart from being a great painter, Dürer was a complete master of engraving and wrote several books codifying his theories of perfect human form. [ Met.org Link ]

Featured Artwork of the Day: Albrecht Dürer (German,...
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Happy Birthday to Albrecht Dürer Dürers fascination with ideal form is manifest
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Isidoro Leon
Born on this day in 1856, Henri-Edmond Cross was a practitioner of the Neoimpressionist style of painting, a short-lived avantgarde movement in the late nineteenth century which emphasized the use of separate touches of interwoven pigment to achieve greater vibrancy of color in the observer’s eye. [ Met.org Link ]

Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond Delacroix) (French, 1856–1910) | Pines Along...
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Born on this day in 1856 HenriEdmond Cross was a practitioner of
Oma Lety García Geck
Trish Casselden
Izhar Khan
In this review, The Brooklyn Rail writes that the exhibition “Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.– A.D. 220)” is “an event not to be missed for anyone who admires, much less has a direct connection to, Chinese culture.”
In this review The Brooklyn Rail writes that the exhibition Age of

Review: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C. – A.D. 220)

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Meera Sahni
Helena Hmelevskij
Carol Davis
This manuscript is a copy of the tale of Khusrau and Shirin composed by the Persian poet Hatifi, and shows the importance of Persian literature in the Ottoman world. It contains seven paintings, executed in a distinctive style, related to western Iranian tradition from the Aq Quyunlu, but also borrowing elements from European sources. [ Met.org Link ]

Featured Artwork of the Day: Khusrau and...
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This manuscript is a copy of the tale of Khusrau and Shirin
Amanda Ariyaei
Jean Watson
Tanya Telford
“The right half of my brain likes tradition and history, the left wants to break the rules.” —Rei Kawakubo, 2005

“Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through September 4. [ Met.org Link ]

Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969) | Body Meets Dress–Dress Meets Body, spring/summer 1997 | Courtesy...
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The right half of my brain likes tradition and history the left
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Panos Fourtounis
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Join us for an evening of live storytelling by Nate DiMeo with music and special guest guitarist and composer, Brandon Ross.

Sound artist, master storyteller, and MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Nate DiMeo—whose popular podcast the memory palace paints vivid, poetic pictures of moments in American history—animates the Met’s American Wing and the Museum at large, interrogating the collection...
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In this blog post, a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Islamic Art shares an update on the on-going Friday afternoon gallery talks hosted by Met curators, researchers, and fellows. Join us as curators and scholars of Islamic and Ancient Near Eastern art will share their perspectives on Middle Eastern art today starting at 3:00 pm. [ Met.org Link ]
In this blog post a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of
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Cameron Davis
Saman Torabi
Curator Perrin Stein takes a look at a collection artworks currently on view in the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery that show how spider webs have been an enduring source of artistic inspiration.
Curator Perrin Stein takes a look at a collection artworks currently on

The Art of the Spider's Web

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The date on the tall shepherd’s hat, 1616, is also the
earliest date we have of any known works by the Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens. Though Jordaens never went to Italy, he intensified the Caravaggesque qualities found in works by Rubens and Abraham Janssens. [ Met.org Link ]

Featured Artwork of the Day: Jacob Jordaens (Flemish, 1593–1678) | The Holy Family with Shepherds | 1616
The date on the tall shepherd’s hat 1616 is also the
Sabrina Rebecca Gerasch
Stephanie Strzeszewski Carleo
Selina Connor
In this web feature, The New York Times explores seven key themes in Rei Kawakubo’s career. See these themes explored in "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”
In this web feature The New York Times explores seven key themes

7 Key Themes in Rei Kawakubo’s Career

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Law of Attraction - Thoughts become things.
Tomorrow from 3 to 4:30pm, curators and scholars of Islamic and Ancient Near Eastern art will share their perspectives on Middle Eastern art. The 10-minute chats will be followed by discussion with the audience.
Tomorrow from 3 to 430pm curators and scholars of Islamic and Ancient
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It’s International Museum Day! Celebrate a global appreciation for culture by visiting our digital feature, One Met. Many Worlds.

Inspired by and based on The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, this project presents the Met's more than 500 collection highlights in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. [ Met.org Link ]
Its International Museum Day Celebrate a global appreciation for culture by visiting

One Met. Many Worlds.

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Ed Friggioni
Designer Paul Poiret excelled at recontextualizing Western dress with fantastical Eastern influences. This particularly ensemble was designed to be worn at Poiret's 1,002nd Night Party in 1911, a glamorous affair promoting his spectacular creations. [ Met.org Link ]

Featured Artwork of the Day: Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) | Fancy dress costume | 1911
Designer Paul Poiret excelled at recontextualizing Western dress with fantastica
Tracy Wilson-Tucker
Audrey Samuels Kurtz
Pedro A. Figueredo
Works from every period of Irving Penn's career are discussed by curators Jeff L. Rosenheim and Maria Morris Hambourg in this audio tour, which also includes remarks from Irving Penn's son, Tom Penn, and even archival clips of Penn himself.
Works from every period of Irving Penns career are discussed by curators

Audio Guide

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Peggy Millstone
Richard Soren
Eric Westpheling
This Friday, enjoy an evening of live storytelling with MetLiveArts artist in residence and podcaster Nate DiMeo (the memory palace) and special guest guitarist and composer, Brandon Ross. [ Met.org Link ]

To hear his latest “The Memory Palace” episodes for The Met, visit metmuseum.org/MemoryPalace.
This Friday enjoy an evening of live storytelling with MetLiveArts artist in

Memory Palace Live

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Tanya Telford
The New York Times’s Daily 360 explores "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between" with exhibition curator Andrew Bolton.
The New York Timess Daily 360 explores Rei KawakuboComme des Garçons Art

Breaking Beautiful: Kawakubo at The Met

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Liz Deutermann
Max Doumanian
Kris Ellen