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Hop on for a royal ride! 👑 This 1856 bridal #palanquin—kind of like a one-passenger carried carriage—was built for Atsu-hime, wife of the 13th Tokugawa shogun, Iesada. The long beam would have been carried by six men as the princess made her way to the groom’s residence. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On the outside, you might notice the hiramaki-e arabesque foliage—the Tokugawa family crest with three wild ginger leaves, and the flowering-peony crest of the Konoe family. 📚 The inside features three scenes from "The Tale of Genji," and the rear panel bears an image of the mythical paradisal island of Mount Hōrai. These views celebrated marriage, conveyed happiness, and carried auspicious meaning. They were also associated with ideal womanhood and suitable female conduct. ⁣ ⁣ 👉See it on view in "The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated," but hurry! It closes this Sunday, June 16. #MetGenji #TheMet⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🎨 Ceremonial Palanquin (Norimono). Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1856.⁣⁣ Lacquer and gold maki-e on wood with gilt copper fittings; blinds, bamboo and silk; interior paintings in ink, color and gold on paper. Smithsonian Institution.

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We give last night a perfect 10 👌 Huge thanks to our judges #AnnaWintour, @jordan_roth, @ourladyj, @jose.xtravaganza, @siniabraxton, @simplytwiggy, and @sexii_v who joined for our *amazing* #MetVogueing competition during yesterday’s Museum Mile Festival.🏆And a big congratulations to champion @malikmiyakemugler! #WorldPrideNYC #SLAY ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @taylorehill

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It’s a beautiful evening to visit The Met! ☀️The 2019 #MuseumMileFestival is about to begin—starting at 6 pm, enjoy free admission to the Museum until 9 pm. 👆Check out our Story all night for highlights of activities around the Museum, including a jaw-dropping vogueing competition at 6:30 out front. See you soon! #MMF2019 #MetFest #MetVogueing

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Be "Still" our hearts! Today's #MetCameo comes from Adamegan Fernandez on The Met's security team, who shares their love for a Clyfford Still work in #MetEpicAbstraction: ⁣ ⁣ "I'm always in awe whenever I see a Clyfford Still painting. Even at its already large size, this painting seems like part of something even grander just beyond its borders, and seeing it up close makes me think of hidden, unfathomable layers beneath its surface. I greatly admire Still's unwavering and uncompromising vision and commitment to creating art on his own terms, which is something I try to live by in my own life and work." ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980). Untitled, 1960. Oil on canvas. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. On view in Gallery 921. #MetModern

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The 2019 #MuseumMileFestival is almost here! Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, 6–9 pm, enjoy free admission to The Met, plus join us for tons of activities—including an incredible vogueing competition in front of the Museum, featuring voguers Asia Balenciaga (@born_blondi3), Bootz Prodigy (@__inkheart), Omari Mizrahi (@omari_mizrahi), Malik Mugler ( @malikmiyakemugler), Tamiyah Mugler (@kitten_gunz), and Ty Ebony (@issa_kyng), who will compete for the “Legend Slayer” title.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ See the full line-up of events at the link in bio. #MMF2019 #MetFest #MetVogueing⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 📸 Emily Berl

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A colorful glimpse of the @metbreuer by @gavindedraw for today’s #MetSketch Sunday. 📝🎨 Share your sketches of #TheMet by using the hashtag #MetSketch!

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A rockstar and her instrument 🎸✨ Huge thank you to the amazing @NancyWilson for visiting us at the Museum! And for allowing us to showcase her incredible 1978 Adamas 1687-7 guitar in “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll.” #MetRockandRoll

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Chag sameach to those celebrating Shavuot this week! Meaning "Festival of Weeks," #Shavuot commemorates a momentous event from the book of Exodus, when the Israelites received on Mount Sinai the Torah—the most sacred text in Judaism. This crown looks fit for a queen, but actually, along with these silver Torah finials, it was meant to adorn a Torah in a Jewish synagogue in Padua, Italy. 👉 Learn more about this crown, finials, and other Torah adornments at the link in bio.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 (1-2) Andrea Zambelli "L'Honnesta" (Italian, active 1732–1772). Torah crown (keter) and pair of Torah finials (rimonim), ca. 1740–50. Italian, Venice. ⁣⁣#TheMet

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Happy birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright ✨ In the early 1910s, Wright designed a summer retreat overlooking Lake Minnetonka for Francis and Mary Little in Wayzata, Minnesota. In 1972, a group of local midwestern architects and Wright enthusiasts alerted curators at The Met that the house was to be demolished. The living room came to the Museum in NYC—now on view in @metamericanwing—while the library was shipped to Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania and a hallway, to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. ⁣ ⁣ 👉 Learn more about #FrankLloydWright, the Littles, and the story behind saving the living room in the face of the property’s demolition at the link in bio. #TheMet

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"I am really an artist and musician at heart, that's what I do...It is long overdue to return to the art and craft of music." Happy birthday to the one and only Prince 💜 ⁣ ⁣ In 1993, Prince became embroiled in a contract dispute with his label, Warner Brothers, who sought to limit his prolific output to suit the pace of their marketing department. To reclaim his artistic independence, he changed his name to this symbol. As part of the Artist Formerly Known as Prince’s new identity, instrument maker Jerry Auerswald designed and built this guitar in the shape of his eponymous symbol. 👉 See it on view in “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll.” #MetRockandRoll⁣ ⁣ 🎸 Jerry Auerswald. #Prince Rogers Nelson. (American, Minneapolis, MN 1958–2016 Chanhassen, MN.) Love Symbol, 1993. Maple, metal, plastic.

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Don't miss it! Tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, join us for "Artists on Artworks" as acclaimed manga artist Yamato Waki speaks about her artistic process and one of her most popular works, "The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn (Genji monogatari: Asaki yumemishi)," a manga version of the celebrated 11th-century tale. Free with Museum admission, but please register in advance. 👉 Sign up at the link in bio. #MetGenji

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According to legend, the sacred image known as Our Lady of Valvanera is a "true portrait" of the Virgin Mary carved from life by Saint Luke and taken to Spain by disciples of Saint Peter. 🌳🐝 Lavishly robed and adorned, the Virgin was said to have been hidden in the hollow of an oak tree during the Muslim conquest of Spain, her hiding spot marked by bees. ⁣ ⁣ Learn more about the painting in our Story and at the link in bio. #MetCollects⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Unknown Cuzco Artist (Peru, second half of 18th century. M) Our Lady of Valvanera, ca. 1770–80. Oil and gold on canvas. On view in Gallery 757. #TheMet

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A peek at this colorful 19th-century woodblock print on #HotAirBalloonDay. 🎈 ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active ca. 1850–80). 風船昇遥図Illustration of a Balloon Ascending (Fūsen shōyō no zu), November 1872. Meiji period (1868–1912). #TheMet

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It's "summer" at the Museum! 🎶☀️ Big thanks to @5SOS for joining us at the Museum this week to explore "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." #MetRockandRoll⁣ ⁣ 📸: Dusty Kessler

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“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde⁣ 🌈 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Celebrate your individuality and #WorldPrideNYC with The Met Store's capsule collection inspired by Oscar Wilde and his timeless message in praise of originality. Learn more from @themetstore. #MetCamp @metcostumeinstitute

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Now on view at the @metbreuer, "Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee" showcases 57 works by Mumbai-born artist Mrinalini Mukherjee, the first comprehensive display in the U.S. of her work. ⁣ ⁣ A committed sculptor who worked intuitively (she never used sketches or preparatory drawings!), Mukherjee explored the divide between figuration and abstraction, inspired by nature as well as her enthusiasm for Indian historic sculpture, modern design, and local crafts and textile traditions.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ See it on view at The Met Breuer through September 29. #MrinaliniMukherjee

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Filmed around the summer solstice after midnight in southern Iceland, Ragnar Kjartansson's new seven-channel video installation "Death Is Elsewhere" features two sets of twins—musicians Gyða and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, and Aaron and Bryce Dessner of @thenational—performing the title song against a landscape of sublime natural beauty, as they move continuously in a loop, encircling the viewer. ⁣ ⁣ See "Death Is Elsewhere" on view in the Robert Lehman Wing court through September 2. #MetRagnarKjartansson⁣ ⁣ 📸 Ragnar Kjartansson. Death is Elsewhere, 2017-2019. © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

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Camp “is the heroism of people not called upon to be heroes.” —Philip Core, 1984 🏳️‍🌈⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ Happy #WorldPrideNYC! Today marks the start of World Pride—a month-long, global LGBTQIA+ celebration, this year held right here in NYC to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Join us all month to celebrate Pride at the Museum with events, programs, and our exhibition “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” #MetCamp ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 Burberry (British, founded 1856). Christopher Bailey (British, born 1971). CAPE, autumn/winter 2018–19. Photo by BFA / Zach Hilty.

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“I was a failed French horn player at nine years old. I exclaimed confidently to my mother that music was not for me. Then I discovered rock and roll.” Happy birthday, @TomMorello!⁣ 🎸 ⁣ See his "Soul Power" Aerodyne Stratocaster on view now in "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." #MetRockandRoll

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Today’s #MetCameo comes from @michelletrachtenberg, who shared her love for the one and only Madame X: ⁣ ⁣ "Madame X was considered scandalous, as was this painting. She did not listen to anyone who tried to put her down. She rose above the public bullying with internal strength. Because of her, we know the artistry of John Singer Sargent. She proved art is powerful and lives forever.”⁣ ⁣ 🎨 John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau),1883–84. Oil in canvas. On view in Gallery 771 @metamericanwing. #MadameX #JohnSingerSargent

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Happy birthday, #JFK! 🚀🌙Born May 29, 1917, the 35th president of the United States set the country on a course to the moon. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth," he said to Congress in 1961. "No single space project . . . will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind . . . and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish." ⁣ ⁣ This summer, join us at #TheMet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on July 20, 1969, with our exhibition "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣ ⁣ 📸 Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984). Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida, 1969. [NASA Space Launch Spectators, Cape Canaveral, Florida]. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

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Summer has unofficially begun! ⛱️ Happy #MemorialDay, friends. ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Wiliam Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916 ). At the Seaside, ca. 1892. On view in Gallery 769. #TheMet

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🌙📸✨ #Onthisday 165 years ago, William and Frederick Langenheim produced this stellar series of daguerreotypes of the moon moving across the sun during an eclipse. Although in the Northern Hemisphere the moon would have passed from right to left, the trajectory appears laterally reversed on the uncorrected plates. ⁣ ⁣ See more lunar views in "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣ ⁣ 📸 W. & F. Langenheim (American, active 1843–1874). Eclipse of the Sun, May 26, 1854. Daguerreotype. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation.

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Today’s #MetSketch Sunday comes from @agnesgrochulska, depicting the profile of a bust from our Greek and Roman galleries. 🏛🖋 Share your sketches of #TheMet by using the hashtag #MetSketch!

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In the early 20th century, the sailor suit was a popular coded LGBTQ+ signifier, especially alongside other symbols that hinted at homosexuality—a tight suit, red tie, and bleach blond hair, which you can see on the nearby civilian in Paul Cadmus’s 1934 painting “The Fleet’s In!” ⁣ ⁣ Cadmus received a commission from the U.S. Navy to show sailors on leave, but his depiction of drunken sailors carousing with prostitutes and its suggestion of a homosexual encounter offended then-Secretary of the Navy, Claude A. Swanson, who demanded it be taken down at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where it was on view. #MetCamp #WorldPrideNYC ⁣⁣#FleetWeek ⁣⁣ 🎨 Paul Cadmus (American, 1904-1999). The Fleet's In!, 1934. Navy Art Collection, Naval Heritage and Command. On view in "Camp: Notes on Fashion."

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🦑🦑 In modern times we have people like Sir David Attenborough to dazzle us with the marvels of the natural world. During the Age of Exploration, it was all about books—in this case, that book was "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour, 1734–1765" by Amsterdam-based collector, Albertus Seba, who came into contact with natural specimens in his work as an apothecary. Amsterdam's position as a hub of maritime trade situated him perfectly to obtain specimens from around the world. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 👉 Learn more about Seba and other travel books of centuries past from the @metlibrary at the link in bio. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📖 Albertus Seba. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour, 1734–1765 (New York: Taschen, 2001). Tomus III, Tabula 3. #WatsonLibrary #TheMet

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What a way to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Today's #MetCameo comes from @missjudygreer: ⁣ ⁣ "Princesse spoke to me because she is so regal and sitting so nicely, but with portraits like these, I always wonder what the heck she is thinking. And if she always dressed like that. And how long it took. And what was the REAL relationship with painter and subject...what was she listening to as she sat. Was she feeling sick already? Shortly after she got sick and passed away. I wonder if she was feeling sick already. And I wonder what she looked like when she smiled." ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867). Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825–1860), Princesse de Broglie, 1851–53. Oil on canvas. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975. On view in Gallery 957. #TheMet

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"You have a voice, and you have to use it loudly." —Pierpaolo Piccioli⁣ ⁣ A huge thank you to @thealinacho and Valentino creative director #PierpaoloPiccioli for an amazing night at the Museum yesterday. 🎥 Watch the full program at the link in bio. #AtelierAlinaCho #MetSpeaks⁣⁣ ⁣ 📸 @BFA / Zach Hilty

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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 #EdgarDegas invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists. You can see Degas's influence in the unusual sage-green background, the attention to contrasting complementary colors, and her daring and casual asymmetrical pose.⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Portrait of the Artist, 1878. Watercolor, gouache on wove paper laid down to buff-colored wood-pulp paper. #MaryCassatt @metamericanwing

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In the words of Molière, "Camp about on one leg. Put your hand on your hip. Wear a furious look. Strut about like a drama king." 👑⁣ ⁣ In honor of #WorldPrideNYC and "Camp: Notes on Fashion," @metcostumeinstitute associate curator Karen van Godtsenhoven explores the millennia-old history of the teapot-like gesture known as "the camp pose," from Ancient Rome to Victorian London to NYC’s vogueing culture. 👉 Read it at the link in bio. #MetCamp⁣ ⁣ 📸 A double-gendered teapot by the Royal Worcester company. Attributed to Richard William Binns (English, 1819–1900). Teapot, patented December 21,1881, manufactured ca. 1882. Brooklyn Museum. #TheMet

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Recently the @metlibrary acquired three rare handmade bark paper—or amate—books by Mexican artist Alfonso García Tellez. 📚 The books, conceived in the late 1970s, derive from a centuries-old Mesoamerican tradition of using amate figurines for spells, cures, witchcraft, and other rituals—in this case, by the indigenous Otomí people, from the villages around San Pablito, Puebla. Learn more at the link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ 📖 Foldout of Alfonso Garcia Tellez's Historia de la Curación de Antigua de San Pablito Pahuatlán Pue[bla] ([Mexico]: Alfonso Garcia Tellez, [1978]). Photo by Daisy Paul. #MetLibrary

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Dragon or wolf: who will take the Iron Throne tonight?? We're not taking sides! But we are looking at one more creature that reminds us of The Known World as we round out our #WeekofThrones.⁣ ⁣ This medieval tapestry fragment from @themetcloisters collection represents a fabulous lionlike beast with pointed teeth, clawed feet, and a scaly rump. Such beasts, derived from those illustrated in classical texts like the Physiologus and medieval bestiaries, represent vices (...another important theme of @gameofthrones.) Here the figures posed with them seem to have tamed their libidinous cravings. Such tapestries were displayed in homes providing decoration as well as insulation. ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Fragment of a Tapestry or Wall Hanging, ca. 1420–30. Made in Basel, Switzerland. Upper Rhenish. Tapestry weave: wool on linen. The Cloisters Collection, 1990. #GameofThrones

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🐉✨ Designed by Paramount Studios' costume designer Travis Banton, this glamorous gown from the @metcostumeinstitute collection was worn by pioneering Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong in the 1934 film "Limehouse Blues." Wong blazed a trail for Asian-American actors and was one of the few actors in general to transition from silent to talking films. ⁣#WeekofThrones Dress: Travis Banton (American, 1894–1958). Evening dress,1934. Silk. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Anna May Wong, 1956. #GameofThrones #dragon

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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 (American, 1852–1934). The Sketch, 1903. Platinum print.

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🛡️⚔️🛡️ The golden armor of the King’s Guard, the lion armors of the Lannisters, the plain, fitted helmets of the Stark men (based on the barbutes and sallets worn in 15th-century Europe)—the armor worn on @GameofThrones identifies a noble house and marks an allegiance, inspired by the armor worn by guards who protected medieval and early modern cites, noble families, and leaders. Just like this did! ⁣ ⁣ This burgonet—an open-faced type of helmet—in the @metarmsandarmor collection is part of an extensive series of similarly embossed parade helmets thought to have been made for the guard of Pier Luigi Farnese (1525–1547). Like the wolves, roses, krakens, or flayed men worn by soldiers on #GameofThrones to mark their alliances, the fleur-de-lis on this helmet declared its wearer’s loyalty to the Farnese. #WeekofThrones ⁣ ⁣ Burgonet for the Farnese Guard, Italian, ca. 1545–47. Rogers Fund, 1904. On view in Gallery 374.

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#TeensTakeTheMet happens two weeks from today! 🎆 Have you invited your friends yet? Join tons of other teens to take over #TheMet for the night—complete with step dancing, art-making, vogueing, live bands, improv, and so much more. See you then, and follow @MetTeens for more!

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“This Vincent van Gogh painting of cypresses is quite small. It screams off of the wall as if it was the only painting in the room! How to do that? Clarity and freedom. You can go to The Met and walk up to it and see it.” —Julian Schnabel⁣ ⁣ What better way to kick-off the weekend? We are thrilled to welcome painter and director Julian Schnabel to #TheMet tonight for a special conversation with Director of The Met Max Hollein, followed by a screening of Schnabel's award-winning film “At Eternity’s Gate.” See you tonight! #VincentVanGogh⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Cypresses, 1889. On view in Gallery 825.

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“The Met collection is the story of 5,000 years of inspiration, occurring across the globe and in every circumstance imaginable, right up through the present. It’s exhilarating to see artists and designers of today join this lineage of creativity,” says Max Hollein, Director of The Met and a judge for our #Met150 Design Contest.⁣ ⁣ Be inspired by art in The Met’s Open Access collection, then submit an original design for a chance to win. Visit the link in bio to learn more. #TheMet #TheMetStore

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No joke, folks—"Bell and the Dragon" is the actual title of this 1811 etching from @metdrawingsandprints, clearly taking a cue from last week's episode of @gameofthrones. 🐉🔔🔥⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You might also notice "Lancaster" in the background—in writing #GameofThrones, George R.R. Martin was heavily inspired by the 15th century War of the Roses between the Yorks (Starks) and the Lancasters (Lannisters). But this sketch isn't related to *that* rivalry—the drawing of this fire-breather is a satire on the controversy between Joseph Lancaster (1778–1838) and Dr. Bell (1753–1832) over educational methods during the 1810s. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ✒️ Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1756–1827). Bell and the Dragon, December 9, 1811, hand-colored etching. #TheMet #WeekofThrones

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A lovely way to spend a May weekend! 🌺 From May 17–21, join us to explore the rich history of Ikebana (literally: “standing flower”) as the Department of Asian Art, in partnership with Ikebana International New York Chapter, hosts the annual Ikebana Display, a small exhibition of traditional and contemporary Japanese flower arrangements. These diverse, dynamic, and exciting compositions will be arranged just outside the Arts of Japan galleries and Chinese Garden in Gallery 209. 📸: Mary Jane Risch (2018)

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🔥 In the battle of House Targaryen vs. House Lannister, guess we all know who wins (!)—but who would win this brawl? 🐉 🦁 It's quite the fight for this dragon and lion in "Fairbarn’s Book of Crests" from the @metlibrary's reading room. #WeekofThrones ⁣ ⁣ 📖 "Fairbarn’s book of crests of the families of Great Britain and Ireland" by James Fairbairn, 1993 (reprint), originally published in 1905. #GameofThrones

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Happy birthday, #JasperJohns, born May 15, 1930. On view now at @metbreuer, Johns's "White Flag"—the largest of his flag paintings—and Zarina's set of woodcuts open our exhibition "Home Is a Foreign Place," named after Zarina's piece. ⁣ ⁣ Johns frequently appropriated well-known images such as targets, maps, and flags—in his words, “things the mind already knows.” By challenging our understanding of what constitutes a national symbol and complicating our relationship to this highly charged American image, it speaks powerfully, if ambiguously, to the issue of national identity. #HomeIsaForeignPlace ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 (L) Jasper Johns (American, born 1930). White Flag, 1955. Encaustic, oil, newsprint, and charcoal on canvas. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (R) Zarina (American, born 1937). Home is a Foreign Place, 1999. Portfolio of 36 woodcut chine collé with Urdu text printed on paper and mounted on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Since arriving at Valentino, #PierpaoloPiccioli has captured the essence of a legendary brand synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship, and infused it with a new set of values defined by beauty, grace, and individuality. ⁣ ⁣ On Tuesday, May 21, Valentino Creative Director @pppiccioli joins journalist @thealinacho at The Met for a conversation about fashion and its narrative power, his humanistic approach to creativity, and his influence that reaches beyond the fashion industry. Book your tickets at the link in bio. #AtelierAlinaCho #MetSpeaks⁣ ⁣ 📸 Alastair Nicol for Vogue International

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"Even with all the violence and tragedy that has been associated with van Gogh's life, there is no doubt, his was a life lived rich with magic, profound communication with nature and the wonder of being." —Julian Schnabel⁣ ⁣ Join us at #TheMet this Friday, May 17 for a special screening of the award-winning film "At Eternity's Gate," with an introduction by painter and director #JulianSchnabel and Director of The Met, Max Hollein. ⁣ ⁣ 🎥 🎟 Book your ticket at the link in bio. #VincentvanGogh #VanGogh ⁣ ⁣ 📸 CBS Films

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Bob Dylan's 1964 Stratocaster has arrived! 🎸 Now on view in "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," this guitar was played by Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he debuted his electric band, angering folk purists who opposed the consumerism of rock music and the electric guitar. ⁣ ⁣ His performance marked a turning point in popular music, when the political and intellectual sophistication of folk met the adolescent and revolutionary fervor of rock and roll. #MetRockandRoll ⁣ ⁣ 🎸Fender. Stratocaster, 1964. Alder, maple, rosewood, chrome, nickel, plastic. Courtesy of Jim Irsay. #BobDylan

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⁣Grab a goblet and get ready—it's time for #WeekofThrones! 🐉⚔️🐺 All week, we're counting down to Sunday's series finale of @gameofthrones with items from The Met's collection—like this chalice from 1222. Look close and you'll see imaginary beasts swirling around the knop. Along with the balanced proportions of the large round bowl and splayed foot, these designs typify North European style of the early 13th century. ⠀ 🍷 Brother Bertinus. Chalice, 1222. Made in possibly Meuse Valley, Northern Europe. Silver and silver gilt. On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14. #GameofThrones #TheMetCloisters

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Happy Mother's Day! 🌻🌻🌻 The chubbycheeked infant Marcelle is the star of this vigorously painted portrait by Vincent van Gogh, with mother Augustine Roulin supporting her in the background—a fitting reminder of the many sacrifices parents make. Here's to you, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, mentors, and all the other special women who support us. ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Madame Roulin and Her Baby, 1888. #TheMet #MothersDay

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⁣#MetCollegeNight is coming! Join us on May 23 for an after-hours event to celebrate student fashion designers and the @metcostumeinstitute’s exhibition "Camp: Notes on Fashion." Special guests include @jackmizrahi, @melz917, @everyoutfitonsatc, and @abbythedj. ⠀ ⠀ Get ready to vogue, make your own campy accessories, pose for your photo in our galleries, and vote for your favorite student fashion designer. Free with registration; college and grad students only. Learn more at met.org/CollegeNight. #MetCamp

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⁣Happy Astronomy Day! 📸 🌑✨ In December 1849, John Whipple made his first photograph of the moon, a daguerreotype taken through the telescope at the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge. This study, made with his partner James Black, recalls the maxim in astronomy: the more clearly one can see an object in space, the more beautiful it looks.⠀ ⠀ See this and more lunar views in "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," opening July 3. #MetApollosMuse ⠀ ⠀ 📸: John Adams Whipple (American, 1822–1891) and James Wallace Black (American, 1825–1896). The Moon, 1857–60. Salted paper print from glass negative. #AstronomyDay⠀

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⁣One more #MetGala memory to #Cher from this week. 🎆⠀ ⠀ "Camp: Notes on Fashion" is on view now through September 8. #MetCamp⠀ ⠀ 📸: © 2019 Kevin Mazur/Getty Images