American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-12-17 17:41
To many Americans, polio epidemics seem like ancient history. But in the 1940s, 20,000 people in the U.S. alone were paralyzed by polio each year—and in other regions of the world the threat is still present. Find out about #sciencebased efforts to eradicate polio and other devastating diseases around the world: https://goo.gl/5YcLFG
British Museum Photo 2017-12-17 17:00
The wheel of life is depicted in this 19th-century Tibetan Buddhist thangka. A thangka is used for teaching or as a devotional object and this one shows the world in the arms of the demon Mara, who is associated with temptation, death and impermanence. The three segments at the top of the wheel show the higher realms of existence, and the bottom three show the sufferings of animals, ghosts and hell. See this colourful painted textile in our #LivingWithTheGods exhibition, exploring beliefs from around the world and through time – find out more and book tickets: http://ow.ly/Wp5O30hfRX4 Listen to Neil MacGregor talk about this object in the final episode of our partnership BBC Radio 4 series here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gkk3r
Tate Photo 2017-12-17 16:59
What does your Sunday look like? André Fougeron, Return from the Market 1953, Tate collection https://goo.gl/GYa8Fw
Van Gogh Museum Photo 2017-12-17 14:13
"Groups of people doing something or other. But how hard it is to get life and movement into it, and to get the figures in place and separate from each other." Wrote Vincent to his brother Theo (1882) Vincent van Gogh, The Poor and Money (1882) http://vangogh.com/rqk030h2PN9
Sprout Social Photos - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2017-12-17 14:01
In an effort to curtail England's influence in the East, Napoleon Bonaparte embarked on a secret mission to invade Egypt in 1798. In addition to his military goals, Napoleon used the campaign to mount the first large-scale scientific expedition related to the study of both ancient and modern Egypt. He intended to document antiquities, ethnography, architecture, and natural history, taking with him 150 artists, scientists, architects, and printers who compiled a monumental record of the campaign. Featured Artwork of the Day: Le Description de l'Egypte | 1809–1829 | Paris http://met.org/2AMNNtw
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2017-12-17 14:00
GUN OF THE DAY - Remington Model 3200 Shotgun Following the success of their Model 32 shotgun that ended its run during WWII, Remington brought out a similar, but simplified, over-under smoothbore with automatic ejectors and a single selective trigger in 1973. This time, the manufacturing run was to last less than a decade, although some later limited edition guns were also created. Bore: 12 gauge Production Date: c. 1977 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #shotgun Remington Arms Company
British Museum Photo 2017-12-17 08:00
Not much has changed with Tube etiquette over the years, but there are fewer top hats nowadays! This is British artist Cyril Power’s depiction of a busy District Line train on the London Underground from 1934. He was born #onthisday in 1872.
Nepalese Sculpture | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Nepalese sculptures in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art were created primarily by the Newars, one of Nepal’s many ethnic groups, in the Kathmandu valley, an area encompassing about 200 square miles in central Nepal. Learn more in this Met Timeline essay.