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A Sculpture for Reflection on Annunciation Day

Today marks the Christian observance of the Annunciation, and visitors to The Met can now see a beautiful, serene sculpture of the Virgin Mary in Gallery 640. Learn more about this French Bourbonnais sculpture in our latest blog post: met.org/2HDVs0B.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2019-03-25 21:36

Do you have a favorite work on view at The Met? In our new #MetCameo series, we ask Museum staff and some familiar faces to choose one work of art that resonates with them. ⁣

First up—Kwadwo Kusi from our Visitor Experience team: "Kerry James Marshall’s painting resonates wit...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2019-03-24 00:55

Celebrate #NationalPuppyDay with this bronze dog figurine. Dogs were associated with several Mesopotamian gods, especially the healing goddess Gula. Clay or bronze dog figurines were frequently placed under the floors of buildings to guard the structures from evil during the late second and earl...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2019-03-21 22:39

It's World Poetry Day! In 1799 the scholar Cao Zhenxiu wrote a cycle of 16 poems about famous women of history and legend. Not content with the usual heroines—chaste widows and filial daughters—Cao selected women of more diverse talents, foregrounding poets, calligraphers, and warriors and...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2019-03-21 19:30

Happy Nowruz! In honor of the Persian New Year, here’s a portrait of a lady by the well-known 16th-century Persian painter Muhammadi of Herat, on view in Gallery 462.

Artwork: Painted by Muhammadi of Herat (active Qazvin, ca. 1570–78; Herat, ca. 1578–87) | Portrait of a Lad...

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Celebrate the first day of spring with Margareta Haverman’s magnificent arrangement of flowers and fruit. 💐
%0AThis 18th-century painting was recently brought to The Met’s Department of Paintings Conservation for examination and treatment. Removal of a discolored varnish and a degraded wax coating fro...
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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

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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