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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-12-08 17:00

Join us tomorrow, December 9 for a family-friendly holiday concert, “For the Miracles: A Holiday Celebration,” featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City performing Samuel Adler’s "The Flames of Freedom" and Britten’s Christmas cantata, "A Ceremony of C...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-12-08 14:00

Ease into the weekend with "Saturday Afternoon" by American artist Jervis McEntee. In this celebration of rustic simplicity, the action comes from the turbulent sky and the glimmer of sunlight peeking through the clouds.

Artwork: Jervis McEntee (American, 1828–1891) ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-12-06 15:27

Jean-Fréd%C3ric Bazille, born on this day in 1841, was one of the early proponents of Impressionism. His promising artistic career was cut short by his untimely death in the Franco-Prussian War. Therefore his drawings, like this one of his friend Édouard Manet, are especially rare.

Artwork: Jea...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-12-05 23:30

Celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah by exploring the key contributions made by the Jewish community to the intellectual life, art, science, and commerce of medieval and Renaissance Europe in this #MetTimeline essay. https://met.org/2Pmci3A
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Video 2018-12-04 17:39

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Video 2018-12-04 17:39

“Atea: Nature and Divinity in Polynesia” celebrates the creative ingenuity of Polynesian artists who drew from the natural world to give material expression to their understanding of the divine. In this short video, listen to ritual chants offered by members of the Polynesian community in honor ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-11-23 17:00

It’s officially that time of year again! A beloved NYC holiday tradition, The Met’s "Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche” is now on view in the Medieval Sculpture Hall through January 6. The brightly lit, 20-foot blue spruce features 18th-century Neapolitan angels and cherubs ho...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-11-23 14:00

This lively shopping scene is by American artist James McNeill Whistler. During his 1885 visit to the Normandy seaside resort of Dieppe, he captured the busy market square from a high vantage point. Precise brushstrokes create picturesque figures gathered in the foreground, abstract dabs suggest...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-11-22 18:00

As people across the United States pour the beverages that will accompany their Thanksgiving dinner, discover beautiful silver vessels from The Met collection that were used to serve wine, beer, and punch in colonial America: https://met.org/2PIHaQS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-11-21 15:34

Today marks 148 years since The Met accessioned its first work of art—a Roman marble sarcophagus found in 1863 in modern southern Turkey. An attractive example of Roman funerary art, the sarcophagus remains a centerpiece of our Greek and Roman art galleries.

Roman, Severan period | Marbl...

Iconic Rock Instruments to Exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Just announced! Our Spring 2019 exhibition "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" will feature more than 130 instruments used by artists including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, St. Vincent, The Rolling Stones and more.
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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