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The Met 1h
On Mary Cassatt's birthday, a glimpse of the artist herself—one of only two known self-portraits. This one was painted a year after invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists. 🎨 . Portrait of the Artist, 1878.
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The Met 1h
In honor of and "Camp: Notes on Fashion," The Met Costume Institute's Karen van Godtsenhoven explores the millennia-old history of the teapot-like gesture known as "the camp pose," from Ancient Rome to NYC’s vogueing culture.
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The Met 20h
"Camp is inherently subjective—and that's part of its power and part of its charm." ⁣ —Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge ⁣of The Met Costume Institute ⁣ "Camp: Notes on Fashion" is on view now through September 8.
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The Met May 21
Happy birthday, Marcel Breuer! The Hungarian-born architect, designer, and namesake revolutionized chair design—inventing tubular-steel furniture at just 24—and was a master of stone and concrete. Learn more on our digital architecture tour:
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CUNY Arts May 20
COLLEGE NIGHT @ The MET students "join for a night of dancing, fashion, & art making in celebration of student fashion designers and The Costume Institute exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion." Thu, May 23, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 PM RSVP:
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The Met May 20
"A curator cannot capture camp, and he certainly can’t create it. But this, a room so stuffed and distracted that it can’t hope to control camp’s interjections and wanderings, reveals itself, over a visit, as something better." —
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The Met May 19
On Thursday, June 6, join a panel of disability studies scholars, Met curators and educators, and other experts to discuss narratives of disability in art museums. Free to attend but advance registration is recommended.
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The Met May 19
Join us this week at The Met for tours of Arts of the Islamic World, L’art américain (American Art in French), American Life: Historic Rooms and Decorative Arts, and much more! See events:
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The Met May 18
Happy birthday to American photographer Gertrude Käsebier, born May 18, 1852. A frequent model for Käsebier, Beatrice Baxter Ruyl (pictured here) made illustrations for children’s books and the Boston Herald. 📸 Gertrude Käsebier. The Sketch, 1903.
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The Met May 18
Happy from The Met! Did you know we offer tours in 11 different languages? Explore the Museum on free tours in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Russian. (And English, of course!)
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The Met May 17
happens two weeks from today! Have you invited your friends yet? Join tons of other teens to take over for a night of live music, dancing, art-making, vogueing, improv, and more. Learn more at .
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Public Art Fund May 17
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The Met May 17
The Museum is happy to meet you, too! Thanks for visiting The Met, .
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The Met May 17
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방문해 주셔서 감사합니다!
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The Met May 17
Ready to rock into the weekend thanks to a visit from members of , who stopped by to say hello to Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstein guitar—and more than 120 other instruments—at “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll.” 🙌🎸
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The Met May 17
Now through May 22, check out the window display at celebrating the catalogue and exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
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The Met May 16
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“Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may achieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man.” – I.M. Pei, 1983
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The Met May 16
We are sad to hear the passing of architect I.M. Pei, whose incomparable contributions to museums and culture worldwide will leave an indelible legacy. In 1983, he accepted the Pritzker Architecture Prize here at The Met, saying:
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Pace Gallery May 16
Tonight is your last chance to catch 's ghostly, digital performance at at 7 PM! Head to 's website to purchase tickets to this hallucinatory experience:
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The Met May 16
In modern times we have people like Sir David Attenborough to dazzle us with the marvels of the natural world, but during the Age of Exploration, it was all about books. See travel accounts, sketches, and more in a new blog post from the Watson Library.
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