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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-06-19 23:30

The immersive, free audio experience for “Visitors to Versailles” brings to life the impressions of those who visited the palace and court in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Guides include royalty, ambassadors, architects, travel writers, and tourists who visited the Palace. Lear...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-06-19 21:21

June 19th, or Juneteenth, commemorates the announcement of the ending of slavery in the United States. Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped his bondage in 1838 and became the most persuasive orator for the cause of abolition, among other reformist causes.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-06-19 13:50

The art of Jacques Louis David embodies the style known as Neoclassicism, which flourished in France during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Featured Artwork of the Day: Jacques Louis David (French, 1748–1825) | The Death of Socrates | 1787 | https://met.org/2JX5kjw

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body

The Brooklyn Rail calls “Like Life: Sculpture, Color and The Body” at The Met Breuer “equal parts astonishing, creepy, and daring... visually intriguing at every turn; and brimming with interesting ideas.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-06-18 13:05

In 1893, Monet, a passionate horticulturist, purchased land with a pond near his property in Giverny, intending to build something "for the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint." The result was his water-lily garden. In 1899, he began a series of eighteen view...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-06-17 13:05

Happy Father’s Day! Eakins, the artist of this painting, probably had his first drawing lessons from his father, a professional calligrapher and teacher of penmanship at Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia. Here, Benjamin Eakins (1818–1899) is shown engaged in copying a document in...
"Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Installation

"Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Installation

"Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Installation: Watch a video featuring time-lapse photography of the installation of "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters throu...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ