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Now on view in the Ratti Textile Center, "The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials" explores textiles, manufacturing, and the history of fashion objects through the eye of a conservator. #TheMet #SecretLifeofTextiles #MuseumConservation #CostumeInstitute

Today at 11am, you're invited to join in as we walk #LygiaPape& #39;s "Divisor& #34; from #MetBreuer to The Met Fifth Avenue. #TheMet #Divisor

The workmanship of this armor and its materials are of the highest quality. The armor is signed on the inside of the helmet: Eichizan no Kuni Toyohara jū Bamen Tomotsugu Saku (Bamen Tomotsugu living in Eichizan province, Toyohara village). Bamen Tomotsugu was the leading armorer of the Bamen school in the eighteenth century. Complete armors signed by him are extremely rare. Armorer: Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century). Armor (Gusoku), 18th century #TheMet @metarmsandarmor

On this day in 1888, Georges Seurat debuted "Circus Sideshow" — the focal point of the new exhibition #SeuratsSideshow . Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891). Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), 1887–88 #TheMet #GeorgesSeurat #Seurat

“Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms,” which opened this week at The @MetBreuer, is the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004). A critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways that radically transformed the nature of the art object in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Editor: Dia Felix, Footage © Projeto Lygia Pape #TheMet #LygiaPape #5WomenArtists #MetBreuer

We’d like thank the Maine Office of Tourism (@visitmaine) for its support of tonight’s opening viewing and reception for “Marsden Hartley’s Maine.” The exhibition will run through June 18 at The @MetBreuer. #MarsdenHartley #MetBreuer

"American Choice--The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection" opened at The Met on Wednesday, May 20, 1981. The exhibition included costumes from Mrs. Newman’s extraordinary personal wardrobe as well as twentieth century artworks. #TheMet #tbt

“The Met now has a tea house worthy of sharing its historic halls.” — @MetroNewYork. Tea Drunk at The Met, which is located on the second-floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall, serves a selection of authentic Chinese teas harvested from renowned tea-growing mountains in China, as well as small plates featuring light delicacies. Surrounded by antique Asian ceramics in long wall cases, the café offers guests an opportunity to experience a tea-drinking culture that emerged in medieval China around the eighth century and continues to the present day. #TheMet #TeaDrunk #AsianArt #AsiaWeek Photo: Yuxi Liu

All three of The Met’s locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The @MetBreuer, and The #MetCloisters—will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, due to expected severe weather conditions. All events have been cancelled. For up-to-date information, please consult the Museum’s website. Alfred Sisley (British, 1839–1899). Rue Eugène Moussoir at Moret: Winter, 1891 #TheMet #Blizzard #AlfredSisley

In this video, Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman discuss the installation of the exhibition “Sarah Berman's Closet,” on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through September 5, 2017. On Wednesday, March 22, Maira and Alex will join #MetCurator @amelia.peck for an engaging discussion on how the closet came to be installed in the @metamericanwing and what rooms can tell us about their owners. #TheMet #MetLiveArts #SaraBermansCloset #MairaKalman

Tomorrow at 11 and 11:30am, join curators of Ancient Near Eastern and Islamic art for 10-minute chats about works of art of their choice from the Middle East. The March 10 program includes objects created between the second millennium B.C. and the 16th century, in the lands that are now Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Uzbekistan. Bowl Decorated in the 'Beveled Style' , 10th Century. Made in present-day Uzbekistan, Samarqand #TheMet #MetCurator

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