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The Met Aug 16
Hey, Met lovers! We've got a special treat for you. Now through Monday, enjoy our Friends and Family sale with 20% off your online purchase from The Met Store. Happy weekend shopping!
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The Met Aug 15
Just in time for —we welcomed our 500,000th visitor to "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll"! 🎸 🎉 Congrats to visitor (and guitarist!) , pictured here with the curators and a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue.
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Guide Dog Foundation Aug 14
Seeing Leo guide Sam down the famous steps of the The was a very proud moment for us! We teach our to take each step when prompted. In the photo, Sam is taking the next step down, but instead of lunging forward, Leo stays where he is & looks up at Sam.
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @kirklloyd
Last week stopped by the Museum and played an incredible version of the anthem in tribute to Jimi Hendrix! 🎸💥 His performance kicked off a special ceremony to dedicate a 50th anniversary stamp from USPS. Watch the full ceremony:
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @metmuseum
At the end of the festival, Jimi Hendrix regaled the remaining crowd with his now iconic rendition of the national anthem.
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @metmuseum
Though Joni Mitchell didn't perform at Woodstock—she had to cancel—she wrote the song "Woodstock," released in 1970, while watching coverage of the festival and lamenting not performing. Her 1978 GB10 NT electric guitar is on view at The Met.
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @metmuseum
Influenced by blues tradition, rock musicians have long used the harmonica. This 1967 set and custom-made case was used by Paul Butterfield, founder and bandleader of the Butterfield Blues Band, who performed on the final day of Woodstock.
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @metmuseum
Ravi Shanker's Woodstock performance added fuel to the craze for sitar sounds in psychedelic rock. His music had a profound influence on popular musicians in the West, from Alice and John Coltrane to George Harrison and The Beatles.
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The Met Aug 15
Replying to @metmuseum
Pete Townshend played a Gibson SG Special like this one at . He regularly smashed them onstage and therefore purchased them by the dozens. This one—on view in "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll"—was smashed onstage in 1969 and repaired in 2000.
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The Met Aug 15
50 years ago, more than 400,000 people gathered on a dairy farm in upstate New York for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. 🕊️✌️🎸 📸Arnold Skolnick. Woodstock Music and Art Fair, 1969.
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The Met Aug 14
New show added! Tickets are now on sale for "Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: there is no Other" at The Met on October 5. Get your tickets at 📸: Karen Cox
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The Met Aug 13
"Let us see what we can bring to light for the praise of our art." — Philips Angel, 17th-century Dutch painter Want to know more about the Dutch masterpieces on view at The Met? sheds light on these remarkable works.
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NYC Public Schools Aug 9
🎨Paintings, 🖼️prints, 🗿sculptures, 📸photographs, 📺mixed-media works, 🖌️collages, ✏️drawings, 📽️video... is now on view at The :
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The Met Aug 11
Beat the heat and join us at the Museum! See what's coming up this week at The Met.
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The Met Aug 11
This week we welcomed our 500,000th visitor to Camp: Notes on Fashion! To celebrate, Costume Institute curator Karen Van Godtsenhoven presented visitors Paul Simon and Jackson Wiederhoeft with a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue. Congrats!
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The Met Aug 10
Scenes from last night’s performance featuring John Zorn at “Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra” at the . Thanks for joining us! 📸:
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The Met Aug 10
There have been many ways of measuring time, from sundials to sonneries, from astronomical clocks to chronometers—and many, many more. 🕰️ ⌛ ⏰ Expand your horological education with a look at some books from the Watson Library in our latest blog post.
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The Met Aug 9
Final weekend! 🏺🎶 Hear the sounds of 32 objects from collection come to life in "Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra" at The Met Breuer before it closes Sunday, August 11.
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The Met Aug 7
Catch the legendary Steve Miller Band and Jimmie Vaughan Band in concert at The Met on September 28! 🎸These rock icons join us to close out our unprecedented exhibition "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." Get tickets:
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The Met Aug 6
⁣⁣"Camp—dandyism in the age of mass culture—makes no distinction between the unique object and the mass-produced object. Camp taste transcends the nausea of the replica." —Susan Sontag, "Notes on Camp," 1964 Happy birthday, Andy Warhol! ⁣ ⁣⁣
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