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Sex and Relationships Education at the Museum? In this blog, Education Manager Melany Rose explains how looking at objects from the past can help inform and educate children today.
“Joséphin Péladan's mystical art exhibitions, in Paris, set the stage for everything from Kandinsky’s abstractions to Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’.”—via The New Yorker. Opening this Friday, June 30, "Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897" is set in the Guggenheim galleries, adorned with lush furnishings and music, to convey the spirit of the Salon experience. Learn more about the occult roots of modernism: http://gu.gg/lUai30d0F12 Image: Jean Delville, "The Death of Orpheus (Orphée mort)," 1893.
Claude Monet and his wife Camille were married #OnThisDay in 1870. The figure seen to the left in Monet's 'The Beach at Trouville' is probably Camille, and the woman on the right may be the wife of Eugène Boudin, whose own beach scenes influenced the work of Monet. You can see this work in Room 44: http://bit.ly/2pMQ0N0
GUN OF THE DAY - Crown City Arms .22 Conversion 1911 Pistol Caliber: .22LR Production Date: 1980 The frame of this 1911 was made by Crown City Arms, based in Cortland, NY. The .22 conversion kit was made by Kart Sporting Arms Corporation, based in Riverhead, NY. Separated by almost 400 miles, the two halves came together and were equipped with a thumb rest grip for precision target shooting. #GunOfTheDay #NRAmuseums #guns #pistol
Photojournalist Brian Skerry has worked to show us why sharks need saving. Visit "Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry" this summer at Nat Geo Museum #SummerOfSharks
Peter Paul Rubens was born #onthisday in 1577. The Flemish Baroque artist was one of the most influential figures in European art in the early 17th century. His energetic style emphasised movement and drama, as shown in this drawing from 1631. This was made as a preparation for an engraving – Rubens worked with printers so that his artwork could be circulated widely in Europe. http://ow.ly/bdaI30cNOIe
Today we reached the milestone of 400K followers on Instagram! 🎉 Follow us on Instagram for more Vincent van Gogh 🎨: www.instagram.com/vangoghmuseum Almond Blossom (1890)
Tomorrow, Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, will be in conversation with journalist Harriet Quick at the Sarabande Foundation, the UK charity established by Lee Alexander McQueen. If you’re in London, don’t miss your chance to hear from Bolton about his curatorial vision for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibition. http://met.org/2tequEy