The Met @metmuseum avatarThe Met

Instagram photos and videos

Teens Take the Met is next Friday, June 1! Grab your friends and drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. #TeensTaketheMet is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. Follow @metteens to stay in the loop on our programs for teen audiences. #TheMet #MetTeens

23   2,371  

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883. Celebrate with this lithograph depicting the opening night celebration. A. Major (New York, NY). Bird's-Eye View of the Great New York and Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Display of Fireworks on Opening Night...May 24 (detail), 1883. #TheMet #BrooklynBridge

201   35,253  

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

32   4,903  

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

108   16,815  

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

96   13,525  

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

75   26,920  

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

123   13,975  

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

42   8,867  

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

43   14,130  

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

50   15,161  

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

58   10,861  

“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

122   23,698