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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.

Jean Antoine Houdon was born on this day in 1741. A frileuse is a woman..

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 flesh is offset by her tightly drawn shawl, elegant but hardly adequate.

Jean Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828) | Winter | 1787 | http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/202614?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=20170325&utm_campaign=collections

Featured Artwork of the Day: Hans Memling (active by 1465–died 1494)..

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 of the world.

Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s medieval music concert..

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: http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/anne-azema-fy17-1?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=statusupdate&utm_content=20170323&utm_campaign=metlivearts

Experience works by the artist who inspired Stephen Sondheim and James..

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 Sunday on La Grande Jatte" and a later painting of the same site, "Gray Weather, Grand Jatte."

Get a package of tickets to this must-see theatre event and skip-the-line admission to The Met to discover the artist and era that inspired it all: http://www.thehudsonbroadway.com/ambassador-packages/

Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891) | Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" | 1884

Featured Artwork of the Day - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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..

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

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

“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.