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"I try somehow to meld our planet earth back together." –@alicjakwade

This summer on the #CantorRoofGarden, don't miss Alicja Kwade's ParaPivot. ☀️🌍


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One-week countdown! Kick off summer at our Young Members Party next Thursday, June 20. Come for the Cantor Roof Garden and "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll”—stay for music by DJ Mode, visuals by Julia Gorton, and a live performance by Blac Rabbit. 🎟 Tickets are selling fast so grab yours today!⁣

Get tickets at the link in bio. Open to Members (ages 21 to 39). Not a Member? Join today to attend. Learn more from @metmembers. #YMP2019


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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. ⁣⁣
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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⁣⁣
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🎨 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.⁣⁣
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See the full line-up of events at the link in bio. #MMF2019 #MetFest #MetVogueing⁣⁣⁣
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📸 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.⁣⁣
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📸 (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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