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Haverhill Room - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2018-10-14 17:00

Have you ever wondered who lived in our period rooms before they came to The Met, or how they were brought into the Museum? This new web feature delves into the family histories of the Haverhill Room and the process of installing it in the Museum's American Wing.

Eugène Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“At this moment, The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains enough work by Eugène Delacroix to keep you busy for several lifetimes.” - The Brooklyn Rail

Delve into Delacroix’s work in our two current exhibitions: "Delacroix" and "Devotion to Drawing: the Karen B. Cohe...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-10-09 23:31

The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion” opening May 9, 2019. It will explore the origins of the camp aesthetic and how it has evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Photo 2018-10-07 22:30

"The installation of the Diker Collection in the American Wing fundamentally recognizes the aesthetic and cultural importance of Indigenous American art forms. It also enables us to think about our national histories in different, more complex ways." Learn more about this landmar...

Bringing Native American Art to the American Wing

Curators Gaylord Torrence and Marjorie Alexander introduce a landmark exhibition in The Met's American Wing, Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection.

New on the Timeline: A Medieval European Guide to Fighting

Wrestling, armored combat, fighting with pollaxes—these are just some of the topics covered in a rare sixteenth-century copy of a fight book in The Met collection that is attributed to Hans Talhoffer, a German combat expert who was active in the mid-fifteenth century.
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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