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Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” features more than 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs for Comme des Garçons, dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection. The Section titled “High/Low” examines street style and the ambiguous relationship between elite and popular culture. #MetKawakubo #TheMet #ReiKawakubo #AndrewBolton

Lippincott's was a monthly magazine from the 19th Century, which was published by J. B. Lippincott Company in Philadelphia, PA. This cover, designed by William L. Carqueville, was created in 1895. Visit metmuseum.org to view more covers. #TheMet #May

Back in 2013, in celebration of The Cloisters’ 75th-Anniversary Year, "The Forty Part Motet" (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957), was be presented at The Met Cloisters from September 10 through December 8. #TheMet #MetCloisters #JanetCardiff #FortTyronPark #TBT

"An enthralling exhibition..." —The New York Times on “Seurat’s Circus Sideshow,” which closes on Monday, May 29. Gabriel Boutet (French, 1848–1900). The Fair at Montrouge, 1885 #TheMet #SeuratsSideshow #GeorgesSeurat #GabrielBoutet

On select Friday evenings through August 18, a lone violinist will offer a sonic tribute to two extraordinary women, Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham, braiding together their humanity. This #MetLiveArts program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Sara Berman’s Closet,” on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in gallery 743. Visit our website for full details. The installation will be on view in the @metamericanwing through September 5. #TheMet #MetFridays #SaraBermansCloset #MetAmericanWing

“An Artist of Her Time: Y. G. Srimati and the Indian Style” is the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. Y. G. Srimati (Indian, 1926–2007). Detail of Vishvarupa, Chennai, 1961. Lent by Michael Pellettieri. Photo: © 1964 George Macy Co. Limited Editions Club #TheMet #YGSrimati #IndianArt

Mary Cassatt was born on this day in 1844. Her painting “Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre)” is on view in gallery 769 at The Met Fifth Avenue. Pure still life is a great rarity in her oeuvre, usually concentrated on the human figure. Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre), ca. 1880–83 #TheMet #MaryCassatt #Lilacs

The #MetYMP Young Members Party is back this Spring! On June 22, Met Members are invited to dance the night away and enjoy private viewings of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” and “Irving Penn: Centennial” during this special evening. This year, we’re excited to feature music by Kindness and visuals by the artist Jacolby Satterwhite courtesy @SaintHeron. Visit the link in our bio to purchase tickets. Please note: Membership is required to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door. #TheMet #MetYMP #ApolloCircle #MetMembers #IrvingPenn #MetKawakubo #JacolbySatterwhite Image: Billy Farrell/bfa.com

Celebrate #StrawHatDay with Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat,” which is on view in gallery 825 at The Met Fifth Avenue. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler), 1887 #TheMet #VincentVanGogh

This Friday from 5 to 8pm, we’re handing over the Museum to the teens of New York for Teens Take the Met! Teens ages 13–18 are invited to participate in teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Doors will open at 5 pm. Teens Take The Met! is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. Follow @metteens for live updates on @instagram. #TheMet #MetTeens #TeensTakeTheMet #MetFridays

Open today, the latest rotation of work from @metdrawingsandprints includes​ woodcuts from “The Apocalypse” by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528); a selection of etchings by contemporaries Rembrandt (1606–1669) and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–1664); a diverse selection of drawings and prints from the 19th century through the present around the theme of spiders and spider webs; drawings by Léon Bakst (1866–1924) for the Ballets Russes; and more. Léon Bakst (Russian, 1866–1924). Costume Study for Vaslav Nijinsky in the Role of Iksender in the Ballet "La Péri" (The Flower of Immortality), first performed in Paris, 1912 (detail), Dated 1922 #TheMet #LeonBakst #AlbrechtDürer #ballet #Drawings

The position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once held in a gesture of meditation and suggests that this sculpture represents Amitabha, a celestial Buddha who presides over his Western Paradise. Devotion to Amitabha, a major component of Chinese Buddhist practice since the sixth century, promotes the goal of rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land, where conditions are conducive to achieving spiritual understanding. 唐 彩繪漆金夾紵阿彌陀佛像 Buddha, Probably Amitabha (Amituofo), Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century. China. #TheMet #Buddha #ChineseBuddhism

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