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One of the most brilliant and innovative draftsmen of the eighteenth century, Antoine Watteau was an early exponent of the "trois-crayons" or "three-chalk" technique, which allowed his drawings to approach the rich coloristic effects of painting. View Watteau’s study of a “Seated Woman” in the exhibition “Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection,” which traces the development of European drawing from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721). Seated Woman (detail), 1716–17 #TheMet #MetMasterDrawings #AntoineWatteau


Happy Holidays from The Met! Enjoy this week’s floral arrangement in the Great Hall. #TheMet

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Thoth, the god of writing, accounting and all things intellectual, was associated with two animals: the ibis and the baboon. Here the god appears as a baboon. Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape. Late Period, Dynasty 26–29, 664–380 B.C. From Egypt, Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina). #TheMet #MonkeyDay

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Did you know today is Violin Day 🎻? The violins of Nicolò Amati, the preeminent violin maker of the Amati family of instrument builders, were known for their elegant design, responsiveness, and sweet sound. Nicolò Amati (Italian, 1596–1684). Violin, 1669 #TheMet #MetMusic


Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with this magnificent, late 19th-century silver Menorah on display in gallery 556 through January 12. Made for the Great Synagogue in Lviv, Ukraine, the ceremonial lamp, which is cast, chased, and engraved with elaborate motifs, is one of the largest silver Hanukkah lamps known. Hanukkah Lamp, 1866-72. Polish, Lviv (also called Lvov or Lemberg). On loan from The Moldovan Family Collection. #TheMet #Hanukkah


Edvard Munch, the subject of The @metbreuer exhibition, “Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed,” was born this day in 1863. The extreme familiarity of this image today makes it hard to realize how shocking it and other works by Munch were when they were created over a hundred years ago. Munch's art represented his own emotions, mostly the darker ones of fear, dread, loneliness, and sexual longing, with extraordinary expressiveness. Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). The Scream (detail), 1895. #TheMet #MetBreuer #EdvardMunch #TheScream #MetMunch

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Made in the late 16th century, the Nero tazza belongs to the magnificent set of 12 monumental silver-gilt standing cups known collectively as the Aldobrandini Tazze. Opening tomorrow, December 12, "The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery" reunites and displays the tazze together for the first time since the mid-19th century, when the objects were disassembled and dispersed, their constituent parts misidentified and mismatched. #TheMet #AldobrandiniTazze


Today from 11am to 6pm, “In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day” will present the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017 in a daylong convening organized and hosted by The Met. During this event, international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers will discuss their work and construct a global view of contemporary architectural practice. Follow The Met on Facebook to tune in via Facebook Live. This program is made possible by Daniel Brodsky and Dr. William Pordy. Additional support is provided by @aesopskincare. @dezeen is the media sponsor for "In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day." #TheMet #InOurTime


Visiting with kids over the holidays? Go mobile with the ‪#MetKids‬ site as you explore the Museum. This online feature, made for, with, and by kids, includes an interactive map, videos, fun facts, a time machine and more. Click the link in our profile to explore #MetKids. #TheMet


Celebrate the season at The Met! Our annual Holiday Party for Members and Patrons is next Monday, December 11th. Members and Patrons are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and merriment. Learn more about Membership and purchase tickets to the Holiday Party at the link in our bio. #TheMet #MetHolidays #metchristmastree


Claude Monet passed away on this day in 1926. Monet spent the summer of 1867 with his family at Sainte-Adresse, a seaside resort near Le Havre. It was there that he painted this buoyant, sunlit scene of contemporary leisure, enlisting his father (shown seated in a panama hat) and other relatives as models. Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Garden at Sainte-Adresse, 1867. #TheMet #ClaudeMonet


Enjoy the Museum’s holiday sugar sculpture hand-crafted by the Met’s pastry chef, Randy Eastman, with 60 pound of rolled fondant and 30 pounds of gum paste. The sculpture, on view outside the ground floor cafeteria through January 6, was created with the labor of six pastry assistants during 128 hours of production. #TheMet Image: @metimaging