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Open today, “Gilded Age Drawings at The Met” features more than three dozen rarely seen treasures from The Met's collection of late 19th-century American works on paper. On view are iconic works by some of the leading American artists of the time, including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, as well as several new acquisitions including this watercolor by John La Farge. John La Farge, (American, 1835–1910). Autumn Scattering Leaves (detail), ca. 1900 @metamericanwing #TheMet #MetAmericanWing

🎼"And there's nothing I can do/
A total eclipse of the..." ☀️! And now that song is stuck in your head. 😉

#Eclipse2017
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“The first total eclipse of the sun that was visible in North America after the invention of photography occurred 163 years ago, on May 26, 1854. Photographers William and Frederick Langenheim, brothers from Philadelphia, made eight sequential daguerreotypes of the eclipse. Seven survive and are among the treasures in The Met collection.” —Jeff Rosenheim, Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about the first total solar eclipse ever captured in photographs. #TheMet #Eclipse2017 #daguerreotype

“Soft Calendar for the Month of August” (1992), by Claes Oldenburg, is currently on view in the permanent collection galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Oldenburg has consistently embraced contradiction to transform and animate the quotidian objects of his surroundings. In his art, hard becomes soft, miniscule becomes monumental, and as in “Soft Calendar,” flat becomes three-dimensional. Oldenburg's stuffed fabric sculptures originated in 1962 as props in his happenings and evolved into independent works of art. The giant numbers of “Soft Calendar” are sensuously rounded, pillowlike shapes whose overlapping arrangement asserts their volumetric nature. Once his canvas forms were established, Oldenburg painted the sculpture's surface, calling out each Sunday in brilliant red and covering the remaining days of the week in shiny white enamel. #ClaesOldenburg #August #TheMet
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Photo: “Soft Calendar for the Month of August” (1992), canvas filled with shredded foam rubber, painted with liquitex and enamel, 41 3/4 x 42 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.

Happy #solareclipse! The heavens have served as creative inspiration for many designers, but were of special interest to Elsa Schiaparelli whose uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, was a prominent astronomer. This jacket is an exceptional take on Schiap’s solar theme. Surrounded by a midnight blue galaxy sprinkled with beadwork stardust, silver and gold planets, rhinestone crescent moons, swirling comets, and shooting stars, twelve glyphs representing the signs of the zodiac are embroidered in gold at center front. Evening jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973), House of Lesage (French, founded 1922), summer 1937; Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Anthony V. Lynch, 1971 (2009.300.1354) #costumeinstitute #themet

a total eclipse of the he(art)🏙✨ #NYC #eclipse2017 #themet

Be MAGICAL, Be AUDACIOUS, and REMEMBER... your SPARKLE belongs to YOU. Let's DO THIS! LIT Monday YA bih. #SparkleBIH ✨🔥📷: my boo @frenshion

An exclusive part of the display at the "Jewels by JAR" exhibition at The MET, New York, these opulent Colombian emerald drops and oriental pearls balanced with the diamond and platinum in these earrings have caught our fancy today!
Made in 2011, this pair belongs to the entrancing designer's revelations of precious gemstones.
#thegemdialogue #jewelleryblog #emeralds #colombianemeralds #naturalpearls #diamonds #jewelsbyjar #jar #jewellerydesigner #themet #jewellerymuseum #artistsofinstagram #diamonds #luxury #picoftheday #gemstones

took a little trip, down to the garden. #AA #TheMet #TheCloisters

This armor is one of only two early examples of this type known to exist. Its distinctive form and construction are unique to Yunnan province in southwestern China. It is made of rigid leather panels coated with layers of red and black lacquer and joined together by leather laces. The layered lacquer technique, tixi (marbled) or ticai (carved colors), was well known in China from the fourteenth or fifteenth century onward. Scientific testing establishes the armor’s date to the time of the Dali Kingdom, an independent state that ruled the region before it was renamed Yunnan and incorporated into China during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). The armor, therefore, is extremely important as one of the earliest and most complete examples of this technique and for being identifiable as lacquerwork from the Dali Kingdom or the Yunnan area.
#themet #metarmsandarmor #armsandarmor #China #armor #lacquer #Dali #Yunnan
Armor for the Torso and Hips. Dali Kingdom (present-day Yunnan, China), 12th–13th century (2014.592)

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It's been two months since Tour De Columbus, and I miss it everyday. I never thought I would have such a connection with the people, Tyler and josh, and the places. Columbus you have my heart.

Yes that is @badgalriri's #metgala dress from the Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garcons "Art of the In-Between" exhibit at the Met.
Objects are organized into nine dominant and recurring aesthetic expressions of “the in-between” in Kawakubo’s work: Absence/Presence, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes. This is the first exhibit of a living artist since #yvessaintlaurent in 1983.

#MetKawakubo #TheMet @MetCostumeInstitute #CommedesGarçons #MetGala #nyc #Newyork #reikawakubo #fashion #art #ootd #Manhattan #Rihanna

Love this #museum and the second visit didn't disappoint! #themetropolitanmuseumofart #themet #art #artwork #artist and #sculpture on the #rooftop #bar with an incredible #view of #centralpark and the #city #fifthavenue #manhattan #newyork #nyc #latergram

Staring at the work of one Morris Louis. It's a big canvas and I'm a small person. 📸 @sophie_blais #morrislouis #themet

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