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Grab your crew! It’s #InternationalDayofFriendship⁣⁣. 📸 🌙 ⁣⁣⁣
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At the height of the picture-postcard craze in the early 20th century, photography studios at beach resorts, carnivals, and downtown arcades offered sitters a variety of playful props and backdrops. Among the most popular was the

Grab your crew! It’s #InternationalDayofFriendship ⁣⁣. 📸 🌙 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ At the height of the picture-postcard craze in the early 20th century, photography studios at beach resorts, carnivals, and downtown arcades offered sitters a variety of playful props and backdrops. Among the most popular was the "paper moon"—a cutout crescent moon, usually enhanced with a smiling face, set against a field of stars. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Man in the Moon” portraits, as they were known at the time, were probably inspired by Georges Méliès’s film, "A Trip to the Moon"—specifically, a scene in which the space travelers fall asleep and dream of a lunar deity suspended on a crescent moon.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ See more moon-cradled BFFs in "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography," now on view. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 📸 "Man in the Moon" Postcards, 1900s–1940s. Gelatin silver prints. #TheMet ...

Elizabeth Shaeffer, Assistant Conservator, is replacing broken stitches to restore the drape of the pink ruffles on this Cristobal Balenciaga evening dress. This dress references his Spanish heritage with the flared short-in-front, long-in-back skirt of a flamenco dress but instead the ruffles normally on the dancer’s train are on the interior of the skirt. See it on view in #MetCamp. // Evening Dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), 1951; Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993 (1993.393.1). #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #FashionConservation.

Elizabeth Shaeffer, Assistant Conservator, is replacing broken stitches to restore the drape of the pink ruffles on this Cristobal Balenciaga evening dress. This dress references his Spanish heritage with the flared short-in-front, long-in-back skirt of a flamenco dress but instead the ruffles normally on the dancer’s train are on the interior of the skirt. See it on view in #MetCamp . // Evening Dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), 1951; Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993 (1993.393.1). #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #FashionConservation ...

Happy birthday, Gustav Klimt! 🌸  By her own account, nine-year-old Mäda Primavesi was willful and a tomboy—claims we needn't question given her confident pose here. Klimt made numerous preliminary sketches for this portrait, experimenting with different poses, outfits, and backgrounds before deciding to show Mäda standing tall in a specially made dress amid a profusion of springlike patterns. The picture testifies to the sophisticated taste of her parents, banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi and his wife Eugenia, who were ardent supporters of progressive Viennese art and design. ⁣
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🎨 Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912–13. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 829. #TheMet https://met.org/2XXga3g.

Happy birthday, Gustav Klimt! 🌸 By her own account, nine-year-old Mäda Primavesi was willful and a tomboy—claims we needn't question given her confident pose here. Klimt made numerous preliminary sketches for this portrait, experimenting with different poses, outfits, and backgrounds before deciding to show Mäda standing tall in a specially made dress amid a profusion of springlike patterns. The picture testifies to the sophisticated taste of her parents, banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi and his wife Eugenia, who were ardent supporters of progressive Viennese art and design. ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912–13. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 829. #TheMet https://met.org/2XXga3g ...

Taking in the magnitude of the Buddha of medicine, Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), in this quiet #MetMoment from @logansee. 👆This incredible 14th-century painting measures more than 24 feet high and 49 feet wide! ⁣⁣
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Did you take a special photo on your visit to The Met? 📸 Share your #MetMoment!⁣
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🎨 薬師佛Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), ca. 1319. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). China. On view in Gallery 206. #TheMet.

Taking in the magnitude of the Buddha of medicine, Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), in this quiet #MetMoment from @logansee. 👆This incredible 14th-century painting measures more than 24 feet high and 49 feet wide! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Did you take a special photo on your visit to The Met? 📸 Share your #MetMoment !⁣ ⁣ 🎨 薬師佛Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), ca. 1319. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). China. On view in Gallery 206. #TheMet ...

#Onthisday in 1928, Andy Warhol was born. In 1965—the year after Susan Sontag published her essay

#Onthisday in 1928, Andy Warhol was born. In 1965—the year after Susan Sontag published her essay "Notes on Camp"—Warhol filmed "Camp," a feature film starring members of his Factory and other friends performing their own ideas of "camping" as self-invention, in a send-up of the TV variety show. ⁣ ⁣ On November 18, a few days before its screening at the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque in New York, Warhol placed an ad in The Village Voice, declaring: “The camera work is so bad, the lightning is awful, the technical work is terrible—but the people are fantastic.”⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ See "Tomato from Campbell’s Soup I" and "The Souper Dress" on view in Camp: Notes on Fashion through September 8. #MetCamp ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ 📸 #AndyWarhol (American, 1928–1987). Tomato from Campbell’s Soup I, portfolio of ten screenprints, 1968.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ 📸 The Souper Dress. American, 1966–67. #TheMet ...

"Camp is inherently subjective—and that's part of its power and part of its charm." -Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The #CostumeInstitute How do you define camp? One more month left to explore how camp’s exuberant aesthetic is expressed in fashion. #MetCamp closes on September 8. // “Venus” Ensemble, Thierry Mugler (French, born 1948), fall/winter 1995–96 haute couture; courtesy of Mugler Archives. 📷: BFA.com/Zach Hilty #TheMet ...

Today's #MetCameo comes from Broadway actor @gavincreelofficial, who was moved by the 16th-century painting

Today's #MetCameo comes from Broadway actor @gavincreelofficial , who was moved by the 16th-century painting "Judith with the Head of Holofernes” at The Met, saying:⁣ ⁣ "I’ve always been a bit intimidated by museums, but while wandering the European galleries, I spotted this painting. Something about it made me stop and I wanted to know more. So I read the label and looked deeper into her eyes. And I could see a story. My medium is musical theater, and this will be a song—all I know right now is that it will be called Judith, and her story and the look in her eyes will be a part of it. I can’t stop thinking about it."⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Lucas Cranach the Elder German (German, 1472–1553). Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1530. Oil on linden. On view in Gallery 643. #TheMet ...

For centuries, scholars generally agreed that the famous eruption of #MountVesuvius that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum occurred on August 24, 79 A.D.—until just last year! 🌋 🔍 In 2018, archaeologists uncovered a new inscription indicating it may have actually occurred on October 24, two whole months later. ⁣
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In the early 18th century, the pristinely preserved ash-covered sites were discovered and have been the subject of global fascination ever since. In December 1820, Norwegian painter Johan Christian Dahl visited Vesuvius to witness its eruptions up close. He immediately made an oil sketch that served as the basis for 👆 this work, completed four years later for Prince Christian Frederik, later King Christian VIII of Denmark. #Pompeii⁣
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🎨 Johan Christian Dahl (Norwegian, 1788–1857). An Eruption of #Vesuvius, 1824. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 807. #TheMet.

For centuries, scholars generally agreed that the famous eruption of #MountVesuvius that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum occurred on August 24, 79 A.D.—until just last year! 🌋 🔍 In 2018, archaeologists uncovered a new inscription indicating it may have actually occurred on October 24, two whole months later. ⁣ ⁣ In the early 18th century, the pristinely preserved ash-covered sites were discovered and have been the subject of global fascination ever since. In December 1820, Norwegian painter Johan Christian Dahl visited Vesuvius to witness its eruptions up close. He immediately made an oil sketch that served as the basis for 👆 this work, completed four years later for Prince Christian Frederik, later King Christian VIII of Denmark. #Pompeii ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Johan Christian Dahl (Norwegian, 1788–1857). An Eruption of #Vesuvius , 1824. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 807. #TheMet ...

Your favorite internet holiday is upon us: It's #InternationalCatDay. 🐈 Throughout history, cats have been worshipped as deities, protected for their stalking and hunting abilities, depicted as symbols of good and evil, or just plain adored for their gosh-darn-adorableness.👆Visit our Story to scope out a bunch of cats from The Met collection. ⁣
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✒️ Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813–1888). The Favorite Cat, 1838–46. Hand-colored lithograph. #TheMet #meow.

Your favorite internet holiday is upon us: It's #InternationalCatDay . 🐈 Throughout history, cats have been worshipped as deities, protected for their stalking and hunting abilities, depicted as symbols of good and evil, or just plain adored for their gosh-darn-adorableness.👆Visit our Story to scope out a bunch of cats from The Met collection. ⁣ ⁣ ✒️ Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813–1888). The Favorite Cat, 1838–46. Hand-colored lithograph. #TheMet #meow ...

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