The interest in the natural world displayed in these manuscripts, combining a Northern vision of nature with Italianate figural styles, foreshadows the work of the ensuing generations of outstanding 15th-century painters in the South Netherlands.

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Jean Antoine Houdon was born on this day in 1741.

A frileuse is a woman subject to cold. A marble version (Musée Fabre, Montpellier), dated 1783, was originally intended as an allegory of Winter. For the Museum's bronze, cast by Houdon himself and coming from the collection of the duc d'Orléans, Houdon stripped the spiraling columnar composition to its bare essentials. The girl's tremulous...
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This painting is Memling’s innovative take on a wing of Rogier van der Weyden's Saint Columba Altarpiece, but instead of portraying the Virgin kneeling, he shows her held up by angels. Memling cloaks religious imagery in the mundane details of everyday life: the carafe of water and the lilies symbolize purity, and the empty candleholder foreshadows that she will be the bearer of Christ, light...
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Featured Artwork of the Day: Hans Memling (active by 1465–died 1494) | The Annunciation | 1480-1

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Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s medieval music concert at The Met Cloisters.

Titled Treasures of "Devotion: Spiritual Song in Northern Europe 1500-40," Anne Azéma and The The Boston Camerata, will perform in one of New York’s most unique spaces: [ Metmuseum.org Link ]
Experience works by the artist who inspired Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George Broadway—now on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford.

At The Met, Georges Seurat's masterwork, "Circus Sideshow," takes center stage in a brilliant exhibition that explores his artistry and genius in context. In the permanent galleries, see his final Study for "A...
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Following the French photographer Nadar’s famous experiments in balloon flights, Boston photographer James Wallace Black made the first successful aerial photograph in America from Samuel King's hot-air balloon, the "Queen of the Air.” By 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed a civilian Balloon Corps to spy from the skies on Confederate troops during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia.

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Join curators from the departments of Ancient Near Eastern Art, Islamic Art, and Drawings and Prints this Friday, March 24 at 11 and 11:30 am for timely chats about examples of Middle Eastern art. Each chat lasts for 10 minutes followed by discussion with the audience. #MetFridays
“At a time of vaunted global culture, [the exhibition] suggests the creative potential of rootedness. And it demonstrates that, at the moment, The Met Breuer is home to some of the best modern and contemporary shows in town.” —The New York Times on “Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at The Met Breuer through June 18.

‘Marsden Hartley’s Maine,’ His Muse, First and Last

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This Algerian embroidered panel shows the Ottoman influences native Algerians adopted during the Ottoman occupation. Notwithstanding this, Algerian embroideries still retained their distinctive stitch on loosely woven, undyed silk and satins.

Panel | 18th century | Algerian

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Featured Artwork of the Day: Panel | 18th century | Algerian

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Check out The New Yorker's short video on "Sara Berman's Closet," which is on view in the Museum's American Wing through September 5.
Louis Comfort Tiffany included common wildflowers and semiprecious stones in this lace ornament, instead of the more formal flowers like orchids and precious stones usually found in jewelry at his father's firm, Tiffany and Company. His preference for curved lines and natural aligned the younger Tiffany with the avant-garde Parisian jewelers of the Art Nouveau.

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Open “Sara Berman’s Closet” with artist Maira Kalman, her son, Alex Kalman, Director of Mmuseumm, and Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator in The American Wing at The Met.

Installed in the American Wing for six months, “Sara Berman’s Closet” recreates the extraordinarily orderly closet (ca. 1982) of artist Maira Kalman's mother, Sara Berman, who wore only white clothes. In this conversation,...
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This morning we’re joined by Shunan Teng, Founder of Tea Drunk, for a special tea demonstration in the Museum’s pop-up Chinese tea house.

Tea Drunk at The Met is located on the second-floor balcony overlooking the Museum's majestic Great Hall. This new café serves a selection of authentic Chinese teas harvested from renowned tea-growing mountains in China, as well as small plates featuring...
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Take a look at The Met Breuer in celebration of its first year as The Met's newest location, providing additional space—on Madison Avenue at 75th Street—for visitors to explore the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Museum's unparalleled collection.

Current and upcoming must-see exhibitions explore the work of artists Marisa Merz, Marsden...
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Spectator participation isn't just encouraged—it's necessary for this reenactment of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape's "Divisor (Divider)."

We invite the public to join in as we walk Pape's original blank "canvas" in a procession from The Met Breuer to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. With this current staging of the seminal work, we revisit Pape's embrace of experimentation, process,...
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Lygia Pape's "Divisor (Divider)"

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In this blog post, Associate Curator Jayson Dobney celebrates J.S. Bach’s birthday by highlighting an archival recording of one of the composer’s works as performed on a pedal harpsichord in The Met collection.

A Pedal Harpsichord for Bach's Birthday

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This distinctive clay female sculpture was produced at the sites that once belonged to the Halaf culture. The stylized nude depiction of an anonymous female body may be connected with fertility, due to the strong emphasis on large thighs, breasts, and sturdy arms.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Seated female | ca. 5600–5000 B.C. | Halaf

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We'd like to thank The Maine Office of Tourism (Visit Maine) for its support of tonight’s opening viewing and reception for “Marsden Hartley’s Maine.” The exhibition will run through June 18 at The Met Breuer.

Marsden Hartley's Maine

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Conversation with a Curator—Early 19th-Century Women Artists in the American Wing

Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The American Wing, The Met

Look at works by various miniature painters, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others in new ways through an interactive dialogue with a curator.

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Join us for art making, gallery talks, and activities inspired by the work of Marisa Merz, Lygia Pape, and women artists represented in The Met collection.

"MetFridays—Making/History" will be hosted at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer.

Conversation with a Research Associate: The Paintings of Y. G. Srimati
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Kalyani Madhura Ramachandran, Research Associate, Department of...
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