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There’s less than a week left to see “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas.” Closing May 28, this landmark exhibition of luxury arts of the Incas, the Aztecs, and their predecessors traces the emergence and florescence of goldworking in the ancient Americas, from its earliest appearance in the Andes to its later developments farther north in Central America and Mexico. “Golden Kingdoms” focuses on specific places and times—crucibles of innovation, moments of exceptional achievement in the arts—to explore how materials were selected and transformed, imbued with meaning, and deployed in the most important rituals of their time. #TheMet #GoldenKingdoms


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Happy birthday to Mary Cassatt, who painted this self-portrait, one of only two known, a year after Edgar Degas invited her to exhibit with the Impressionists. His influence is apparent in the unusual sage-green background, the attention to contrasting complementary colors, and the figure’s daring and casual asymmetrical pose. Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Portrait of the Artist, 1878 #TheMet #MaryCassatt


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Celebrate Albrecht Dürer’s birthday with his oil on linden picture of “Salvator Mundi,” which can be appreciated both as a painting and as a drawing. Albrecht Dürer, the premier artist of the German Renaissance, probably began this work shortly before he departed for Italy in 1505, but completed only the drapery. His unusually extensive and meticulous preparatory drawing on the panel is visible in the unfinished portions of Christ's face and hands. Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Salvator Mundi, ca. 1505 #TheMet #AlbrechtDürer #Dürer #AlbrechtDurer


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This etching shows the inside of St. George's Chapel, the venue for the #RoyalWedding. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607–1677). St. George's Chapel Choir, Windsor, 1663 #TheMet


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As millions of people around the world observe Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and introspection, we’d like to highlight this double-page from a Qur'an. It is written in a form of the 'new style kufic' script that was unique to North Africa, and it was copied on parchment, which remained in use in this region long after paper was commonly used for Qur'ans from Egypt, Iraq or Iran. #TheMet #Ramadan


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This gallery view of the “Plant Forms in Ornament” exhibition was photographed in 1919. #TheMet #tbt


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On view in “Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Life at Court,” this hand colored paper theater or diorama represents an Italianate villa and garden. This installation, held in conjunction with the exhibition “Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789),” explores various aspects of life at court through works on paper from the Department of Drawings and Prints. Martin Engelbrecht (German, 1684–1756). Paper Theater or Diorama of an Italianate Villa and Garden, ca. 1730–56 #TheMet @metdrawingsandprints #VisitorstoVersailles


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Closing Sunday, "Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art" presents art inspired by the Diamond Mountains—perhaps the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean peninsula. Jeong Seon (artist name: Gyeomjae) (Korean, 1676–1759). 謙齋 鄭敾 鄭敾筆 楓嶽圖帖 朝鮮 Album of Mount Geumgang (Pungak-docheop), 1711. Lent by National Museum of Korea #TheMet #DiamondMountains


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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This enigmatic head and torso from The Met's collection is one of a group of eleven stone figures discovered in 1894 on Necker Island, a barren outcrop of rock 300 miles northwest of the Hawai'ian islands. Necker was once inhabited by Polynesian settlers who built temple platforms and carved stone figures from the local basaltic rock, but the island was abandoned several centuries prior to European contact. Figure, 9th–11th century. Mokumanamana (Necker) Island, Marae 12, Hawai'i, United States. #TheMet #Hawaii #APAHM


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“I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around: that nothing was more or less important.”—William Eggleston. Comprising seventy-five dye transfer prints from color negatives made between 1965 and 1974, the exhibition “William Eggleston: Los Alamos,” on view through May 28, includes the artist's first color photograph “(Untitled, Memphis, 1965)” of a young clerk pushing a train of shopping carts at a supermarket in Memphis, Tennessee. William Eggleston (American, born 1939). Memphis, 1965 ©️ Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong #TheMet #WilliamEggleston


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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world! Mary Cassatt painted this picture toward the end of her career, and she completed a number of studies and sketches before she arrived at her final composition. The figures, although posed asymmetrically, form a pyramid in the classical manner. The interplay of vertical and horizontal lines in the background maintains the symmetry. Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf, ca. 1908 #TheMet #MaryCassatt


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Andrea Miller, #MetLiveArts Artist in Residence and artistic director of the dance company Gallim (@gallimdanceco), explores the phenomenon of the human body. Visit the link in our profile to get a behind-the-scenes look at Gallim's open rehearsals for the new work “(C)arbon” at The #MetBreuer. #TheMet #MetLiveArts @gallimdanceco photo: @charissa_fay #CamerasandDancers @metbreuer @camerasanddancers


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