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The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Posts by Kimberly Drew (@museummammy), Social Media Manager.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“Company School Painting in India (ca. 1770–1850)” closes on December 18. This exhibition brings together works from The Met collection that have never before been shown together and features the debut of two recent acquisitions. Lady in Elizabethan Costume, late 17th century. Country of Origin India, probably Lucknow #TheMet

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This tapestry fragment in @themetcloisters collection represents a fabulous lionlike beast with pointed teeth, clawed feet, and a scaly rump. Fragment of a Tapestry or Wall Hanging, ca. 1420–30. Made in Basel, Switzerland. #TheMet #MetCloisters

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Today is World AIDS Day. Many artists, collectors, and art historians, as well as employees, friends, and supporters of the Museum are among the millions of people lost to AIDS. Here, Peter Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, photographs fellow artist David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1992. Peter Hujar (American, 1934–1987). David Wojnarowicz with a Snake, 1981 ©️The Peter Hujar Archive, L.L.C. #TheMet #DayWithoutArt #PeterHujar #DavidWojnarowicz

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From @TheMetStore, with love. Each item you purchase supports the Museum's collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art. We thank you (and William does too!) Shop for the art lover in your life in-store and online. #MetStore #TheMet #William100

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Happy birthday to designer Madame Grès, born on this day in 1903. Grès created dresses in shafts of fabric, the diverse fluting of which served on the body like the entasis of a classical column. Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993). Evening dress, 1958. #TheMet #MadameGres #CostumeInstitute @metcostumeinstitute

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On Saturday, December 9 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. 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

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The Buddhist tradition in the Himalayas has a complex pantheon of deities who give form to Mahayana and Vajrayana ideology. The exhibition “Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas,” on view through December 10, explores these traditions and draws together works of the highest caliber to present them in a startlingly simple way. Amoghasiddhi, the Buddha of the Northern Pure Land, ca. 1200–50. Central Tibet. #TheMet

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Today is #GivingTuesday. We hope you will join the global movement and support The Met as we bring life to art, and art to lives. Your fully tax-deductible donation directly impacts our behind-the-scenes work. From riggers installing works of art to conservators working to restore the collection to educators leading students through 5,000 years of art, your support is what makes the wonder of The Met possible. Thank you. #TheMet

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“...crystalline retrospective” — @nytimes on “David Hockney,” which is now on view at The Met Fifth Avenue. For nearly 60 years, #DavidHockney (British, born 1937) has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges. This major retrospective—the exhibition's only North American venue—will honor the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present. #TheMet
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