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This Greek amphora is a celebration of Athenian culture and music. 🎶 

On one side a singer plays the kithara—a type of lyre used in public performances—while a judge for a musical competition stands on the other side. 

Learn more: https://t.co/ysQb5XnlVC
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This Greek amphora is a celebration of Athenian culture and music. 🎶 On one side a singer plays the kithara—a type of lyre used in public performances—while a judge for a musical competition stands on the other side. Learn more: https://t.co/ysQb5XnlVC #MusicMonday

New episode alert for all you #MetSketch-ers!

In the latest Drop-in Drawing, explore gesture, movement, and lighting as you develop your own figurative sketches inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s studies of urban entertainment.

🎥 Start watching → https://t.co/8AQcWHuQtx @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

New episode alert for all you #MetSketch-ers! In the latest Drop-in Drawing, explore gesture, movement, and lighting as you develop your own figurative sketches inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s studies of urban entertainment. 🎥 Start watching → https://t.co/8AQcWHuQtx

Happy birthday, #ThomasEakins! 🎉 

The American realist painter dedicated his career to depicting the human figure through oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, and photography. 

Dive into his life and works on the #MetTimeline → https://t.co/rKGB3VZd5f @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Happy birthday, #ThomasEakins! 🎉 The American realist painter dedicated his career to depicting the human figure through oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, and photography. Dive into his life and works on the #MetTimeline → https://t.co/rKGB3VZd5f

#DYK: If you search “portrait” in The Met’s online collection, you’ll find more than 45,000 artworks spanning millennia and encompassing a wide range of subjects.

Read on as 14 Met staff members reflect on some of their favorite portraits: https://t.co/v7SYxa1nTq @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

#DYK: If you search “portrait” in The Met’s online collection, you’ll find more than 45,000 artworks spanning millennia and encompassing a wide range of subjects. Read on as 14 Met staff members reflect on some of their favorite portraits: https://t.co/v7SYxa1nTq

In this early painting, Alice Neel depicts her husband Carlos Enríquez.

The portrait’s loose brushwork complements Enríquez’s debonair personality.

See it in #MetAliceNeel before the exhibition closes on August 1.

Learn more: https://t.co/d1XRD1xClw

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In this early painting, Alice Neel depicts her husband Carlos Enríquez. The portrait’s loose brushwork complements Enríquez’s debonair personality. See it in #MetAliceNeel before the exhibition closes on August 1. Learn more: https://t.co/d1XRD1xClw ©The Estate of Alice Neel

In 1940 Tsuneko Sasamoto became Japan's first woman photojournalist. 📸

She captured scenes of pre- and postwar Japan throughout her 70-year career.

See her work in "The New Woman Behind The Camera."

c/o Tsuneko Sasamoto; Japan Professional Photographers Society @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

In 1940 Tsuneko Sasamoto became Japan's first woman photojournalist. 📸 She captured scenes of pre- and postwar Japan throughout her 70-year career. See her work in "The New Woman Behind The Camera." c/o Tsuneko Sasamoto; Japan Professional Photographers Society

Roar into #LeoSeason with a selection of lions from the #MetCollection. 🦁

These fierce animals have been regarded as symbols of power, guardianship, and royalty to name a few…sound like anyone you know? @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Roar into #LeoSeason with a selection of lions from the #MetCollection. 🦁 These fierce animals have been regarded as symbols of power, guardianship, and royalty to name a few…sound like anyone you know?

There are no days off as a Medici—even as a toddler.

Garzia de' Medici was the ninth child of Cosimo and Eleonora. Bronzino signals his innocence and purity through the orange blossom in his left hand. 🌼

Learn more: https://t.co/1UCcmY5sU2

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There are no days off as a Medici—even as a toddler. Garzia de' Medici was the ninth child of Cosimo and Eleonora. Bronzino signals his innocence and purity through the orange blossom in his left hand. 🌼 Learn more: https://t.co/1UCcmY5sU2 © @museodelprado

Next is Francesco de’ Medici, the then 10-year-old son of Cosimo and Eleonora.

In this portrait by Bronzino, Francesco's expression and clothing suggest his future role as leader, while the paper in his hand signals his intellect.

Learn more: https://t.co/zGDEr4e0yZ @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Next is Francesco de’ Medici, the then 10-year-old son of Cosimo and Eleonora. In this portrait by Bronzino, Francesco's expression and clothing suggest his future role as leader, while the paper in his hand signals his intellect. Learn more: https://t.co/zGDEr4e0yZ

This is Giovanni de' Medici—Cosimo and Eleonora's son—who was made a cardinal in 1560 at just 16 years old. (Holy moly.)

This painting, which shows him as a statuesque Saint John the Baptist, was probably made to celebrate that moment.

Learn more: https://t.co/0leUAxZ7ky @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

This is Giovanni de' Medici—Cosimo and Eleonora's son—who was made a cardinal in 1560 at just 16 years old. (Holy moly.) This painting, which shows him as a statuesque Saint John the Baptist, was probably made to celebrate that moment. Learn more: https://t.co/0leUAxZ7ky

Behind every good man is a...businesswoman and diplomat like Eleanora who rules the roost.

Eleanora di Toledo married Cosimo I de' Medici at the age of 17. This portrait was made shortly thereafter, her red garb symbolizing power and health.

Learn more: https://t.co/WePaD2ctjg @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Behind every good man is a...businesswoman and diplomat like Eleanora who rules the roost. Eleanora di Toledo married Cosimo I de' Medici at the age of 17. This portrait was made shortly thereafter, her red garb symbolizing power and health. Learn more: https://t.co/WePaD2ctjg

Legend—wait for it—dary. ✨ 

This portrait by Bronzino features the ultimate influencer Cosimo I de' Medici.

The artist aligned the Duke of Florence with divine forces by presenting him as the mythological poet and musician Orpheus.

Learn more: https://t.co/CI2r5aJ5OO @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Legend—wait for it—dary. ✨ This portrait by Bronzino features the ultimate influencer Cosimo I de' Medici. The artist aligned the Duke of Florence with divine forces by presenting him as the mythological poet and musician Orpheus. Learn more: https://t.co/CI2r5aJ5OO

Roll call! How well do you know the Medici family? Start scrolling to get to know some of the key players before you visit #MetMedici. ↓ @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Roll call! How well do you know the Medici family? Start scrolling to get to know some of the key players before you visit #MetMedici. ↓

The U.S. Navy later chose a cast to be used as a trophy for service members in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Asiatic fleets competing in track competitions. ⁣

#Olympics2021 @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

The U.S. Navy later chose a cast to be used as a trophy for service members in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Asiatic fleets competing in track competitions. ⁣ #Olympics2021

On your mark...get set...Olympics!!!⁣ 🥇 🥈 🥉 
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Did You Know: The crouching start was popularized in the late 1880s, not long before Mexican-born American artist Charles Albert Lopez modeled "The Sprinter" in 1902. 

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On your mark...get set...Olympics!!!⁣ 🥇 🥈 🥉 ⁣⁣ Did You Know: The crouching start was popularized in the late 1880s, not long before Mexican-born American artist Charles Albert Lopez modeled "The Sprinter" in 1902. #Olympics2021

How do you express who you are? 🦋

This week on Storytime, Met educator Chloe reads “Benny's True Colors” by Norene Paulson and guides us through an art-making project inspired by a butterfly-shaped watch.

Watch it here → https://t.co/pjYzRq9frT @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

How do you express who you are? 🦋 This week on Storytime, Met educator Chloe reads “Benny's True Colors” by Norene Paulson and guides us through an art-making project inspired by a butterfly-shaped watch. Watch it here → https://t.co/pjYzRq9frT

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ✨

Alex Da Corte's 26-foot-tall kinetic sculpture calls to mind the liveliness and unpredictability of Alexander Calder's standing mobiles.

Bonus: It doubles as the perfect spot to celebrate #Calder's birthday today.

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ✨ Alex Da Corte's 26-foot-tall kinetic sculpture calls to mind the liveliness and unpredictability of Alexander Calder's standing mobiles. Bonus: It doubles as the perfect spot to celebrate #Calder's birthday today. © Alex Da Corte

#MetKidsFunFact: Milky white and round like the moon, this container was created by joining together two porcelain bowls shaped like half circles. 🌗 🌓

People admired this work for its irregularities—it reminded them of the beauty of nature.

Learn more: https://t.co/0y3oxefVaB @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

#MetKidsFunFact: Milky white and round like the moon, this container was created by joining together two porcelain bowls shaped like half circles. 🌗 🌓 People admired this work for its irregularities—it reminded them of the beauty of nature. Learn more: https://t.co/0y3oxefVaB

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." 🌙

Celebrate #NationalMoonDay with this iconic photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon. Fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong captured this moment on July 20, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk. @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." 🌙 Celebrate #NationalMoonDay with this iconic photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon. Fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong captured this moment on July 20, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk.

.@BodegaBoys take The Met ✨

It was a joy to welcome Bronx comedy duo @desusnice and @thekidmero into the Museum to film @shodesusandmero. In between takes, they stopped to strike a pose and take a closer look at the Temple of Dendur.

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[email protected] take The Met ✨ It was a joy to welcome Bronx comedy duo @desusnice and @thekidmero into the Museum to film @shodesusandmero. In between takes, they stopped to strike a pose and take a closer look at the Temple of Dendur. #MetCameo

Bon anniversaire to the Impressionist Edgar Degas. 🎂 

“The Dance Class" is one of the most ambitious paintings #Degas made devoted to the theme of dance.

The imaginary scene is set in a rehearsal room in the old Paris Opéra.

Learn more: https://t.co/XwBqqkM7hS @metmuseum The Metropolitan Museum of Art Videos and pictures

Bon anniversaire to the Impressionist Edgar Degas. 🎂 “The Dance Class" is one of the most ambitious paintings #Degas made devoted to the theme of dance. The imaginary scene is set in a rehearsal room in the old Paris Opéra. Learn more: https://t.co/XwBqqkM7hS