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Tomorrow at 11am, curators at The Met will give ten-minute talks on art created between the fourth millennium B.C. and the 13th century in the lands that are now Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Yemen - four of the seven countries affected by the recent U.S travel ban. Taking place in the galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art and of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central, and Later South Asia, the talks will focus on different works of art in the permanent collection and will be followed by conversation with visitors. Relief Panel. Period: Neo-Assyrian. Date: ca. 883 - 859 B.C. #TheMet #MetCurator

"Captivating... Segers’s imaginative genius resounds throughout this show..." —@WSJ on “The Mysterious Landscapes of #HerculesSegers,” which is on view through May 21. Hercules Segers (Dutch, ca. 1590–ca. 1638). The Two Trees (An Alder and an Ash) (detail), ca. 1625-30. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; on loan from the City of Amsterdam, collection Michiel Hinloopen (1619–1708), 1885 #TheMet

Today at 4pm, curators from the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art and the Department of Islamic Art will give ten-minute talks on art created between the fourth millennium B.C. and the 19th century in the lands that are now Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Yemen—four of the seven countries affected by the recent U.S. travel ban. Taking place in the galleries of the Ancient Near Eastern Art and Islamic Art departments, the talks will focus on different works of art in the permanent collection and will be followed by conversation with visitors. Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). Painting attributed to Sultan Muhammad (active first half 16th century), "The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp (detail), ca. 1525 #TheMet #MetCurator

"Life is short. Art is long."– Maira Kalman | A lovely capture of the #MuseumWorkout from @mbbandco. Visit the link in our bio for more information about this #MetLiveArts commission.

Stuck at home on a snow day? Join us tonight at The Met Family Benefit—Coloring Outside The Lines. Tickets will be available for sale at the door or by calling the Development Office in advance at 212-570-3948. #TheMet #MetFamilyBenefit

Celebrate Ballet Day with this painting by Edgar Degas of ballet dancers rehearsing onstage. Featured Artwork of the Day: Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage, ca. 1874 #TheMet #BalletDay #EdgarDegas 💃🏼

May art bring you good fortune! Today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Museum is celebrating the #YearoftheRooster, one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, during our annual #LunarNewYear Festival! Join us for performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops for visitors of all ages. 清中期 掐絲琺瑯鷄形香薰 Incense Burner in the Shape of a Rooster. 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911) #TheMet #LNY #MetFest

For the final day of "Kerry James Marshall: Mastry," The Met Breuer will have extended hours on Sunday, January 29, staying open until 9 p.m. (The Museum normally closes at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings and is regularly open until 9 p.m. only on Fridays and Saturdays.) #TheMet #MetFridays #KerryJamesMarshall

Lawrence Kilburn arrived in New York from London in 1754 and remained the unrivaled portraitist of choice in the city for nearly 20 years. Featured Artwork of the Day: Lawrence Kilburn (or Kilbrunn) (1720–1775). Portrait of a Lady, 1764 #TheMet #LawrenceKilburn

The #MetWinterParty supports community engagement initiatives, cultural festivals, and the mentoring program at The Met, which reflects the Museum's mission of serving the widest possible audience in a spirit of inclusiveness. Tonight we’re delighted to honor Nita Ambani, Sam Gilliam, Bethann Hardison, Susana Torruella Leval, and Donna Williams. #TheMet #MetWinterParty

"I decided early on that you have to be able to see evidence that I experience pleasure, that I experience pain, that I have desires, that I am aware of history, that I am a political creature, that I am also a social creature--that's what it means to be a complete human being. I think that's true freedom." -Kerry James Marshall. Marshall's retrospective, curated by Ian Alteveer, is on view @metbreuer until January 29, after which it will travel to @mocalosangeles. (Regram: @metlaudercenter) #TheMet #MetBreuer #KerryJamesMarshall

This statue represents a governor of the Saite nome (district) in the western Nile Delta, and was intended for a temple in Sais, its capital city. The temple, called the "House of the Bee," was dedicated to Osiris, who is represented standing in a shrine on the front of the statue. Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtik[seneb]. Period: Late Period, Saite, Date: 664–610 B.C.