In antiquity, clothing was usually homemade and the same piece of homespun fabric could serve as a garment, shroud, or blanket. Read about Ancient Greek clothing and dressing in this #MetTimeline essay. https://t.co/qAQyMbzarm
Today in celebration of @UffiziGalleries #BotticelliSpringMarathon, we share Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (1485), which features red strawberries & blossoming pink roses, both carrying symbolic significance. https://t.co/ef26n4AO27
With its five simple yet powerful hand motifs, which symbolize friendship, this Osage woman's wearing blanket is a splendid example of Native American textile art. https://t.co/pAJyUrII0H #womenshistorymonth
Like the Achaemenid gold vessel decorated with the forepart of a lion also in the Museum's collection, this ornament depicts the winged lion-monster but here two creatures are shown rampant. https://t.co/oNnwYCpv8E
Today heralds 159 years since #ScotNatGallery first opened!
It now has some of art's greatest masterpieces, the world's leading collection of Scottish art & over 1.6 million yearly visitors, making it the UK’s most visited art gallery outside of London. 🎂 #159Years
What happened when dogs were invited to watch "Isle of Dogs" in a theater? One crawled under the stage, another was caught in a folding seat, and a third just wanted to explore. https://t.co/hFtZK1zHXQ
These before and after photos show the process our Conservator Alison Douglas performed of removing the yellowed varnish on this Tom Thomson painting, Windy Day, in order to restore its original vibrancy. Doesn't it look so much better now? https://t.co/oqJoSh8SBA
It was Charlie Bucket’s first trip to the movies — to see "Isle of Dogs." Looking sharp in a flowered bow tie, he glanced around the theater, and then he tried to crawl under the stage. https://t.co/vjQjhh4ERi
Young female musicians from Persia, Centra Asia, and Turkestan captivated Tang aristocrats by playing both Chinese and foreign-inspired instruments and compositions.
See "Six Female Musicians"—produced in the 8th century—now on view in Asian Art. https://t.co/1MpYC7j7Ad
The Museum will open today at 10:30 a.m. as planned. Check back here and on https://t.co/Dc3Nty2qod for updates as we monitor the snow throughout the day. ❄️ | 📷: Dargoljub Pavlov, Bora Vitorac. “Playing Cards in the Snow.” (1962)
Built in 1926, L.A.'s central library was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. For the rotunda, Dean Cornwell created monumental murals. Follow our #FoundinTranslation self-guided driving tour https://t.co/DbaJ5oZibY photo courtesy Los Angeles Public Library Special Collections
In honor of the Persian New Year, we’re celebrating Iranian artists featured in our Middle Eastern Art sale, “Middle Eastern Art: Then & Now.” With works by Reza Derakshani, Ali Nassir, and more, this sale is live through March 28: https://t.co/vB28LqHkzz
Nowruz is the Persian New Year and celebrates spring and renewal. To prepare for this holiday, families clean their homes, buy new clothes, decorate with fresh flowers, and create a symbolically decorated table called a “haftseen.” https://t.co/AdiTNs4Zhu
#ScotNatGallery's oldest artwork, Triptych (1338) by Bernardo Daddi.
To give you an idea of just how old this artwork is, Daddi completed it just 9 years after Robert the Bruce died... and over two centuries before William Shakespeare was even born #159Years
APRIL 20—Stop Making Sense: Building Creative Confidence
Cultivate your creativity in an immersive, hands-on weekend workshop. Think creatively. Bend the rules. Stop making sense.
🗣 Open to all, our Conversations line-up features 26 talks, including actress Bai Ling in conversation with Sophia Al Maria & Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Browse the full Hong Kong 2018 lineup: https://t.co/JmUSpK4sW3
On #ScotNatGallery's birthday, here's one of its most popular artworks, John Singer Sargent’s mesmerizing Lady Agnew of Lochnaw.
It made Sargent an instant celebrity when first shown at @royalacademy; the sculptor Auguste Rodin named him “the van Dyck of our times”. #159Years
Photographer and former Head of Photography at @eca_edinburgh David Williams reflects on a series of photographs he made over 30 years ago, some of which are on display in #WhenWeWereYoung.
You can read the feature here: https://t.co/k4DhYP9fLR
Today we're hosting the South Fulton Showdown! 4 out of the 5 high schools in South Fulton participated in a multi-event art competition & winners received art supplies and scholarships. #fultonschools
The Museum is always changing. Come see our Chinese art galleries before we begin a comprehensive renovation and reinstallation. The last day to see the six galleries in this wing before they close is April 10.