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The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy (detail)
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
Through October 4, 2015
Blue and white evening dress (detail)
China: Through the Looking Glass
Extended through September 7, 2015

Photography © Platon

Pierre Huyghe installation
The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe
Through November 1, 2015
MetFridays: New York's Night Out
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (detail)
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River
Through September 20, 2015


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John J. Egan's Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley
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John J. Egan's <em>Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley</em>
Sunday at the Met—China: Through the Looking Glass
MetCollects—Episode 12: Luke Syson on Pedro de Mena's Polychrome Sculptures
#MetKids—What's That Artist Making in the Galleries?
Friday Focus—Collecting Japan for the Met in the Late Nineteenth Century
To Bite or Not To Bite?
A Closer Look: George Caleb Bingham's <i>Fur Traders Descending the Missouri</i>
Excerpt from <em>La Celestina</em>
Met Museum Presents: The New 2015–16 Season


Digital Underground
The Original #EmptyMet: The Museum, ca. 1925

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015, by Stephanie Post

Senior Digital Asset Specialist Stephanie Post takes a look back at the construction of the Museum's Wing K, which opened to the public in 1925.

Now at the Met
Why Vestments? An Introduction to Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015, by Warren T. Woodfin

Guest blogger Warren T. Woodfin examines the role of liturgical vestments in the post-Byzantine era.

Of Note
The "King" Is in the Details: Recreating the Lost Decorations

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015, by Matthew Zeller

Guest blogger Matthew Zeller takes a deeper look into the decorative elements of the "King" cello, now on view at the Met through September 8.



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Artwork of the Day

Whiling Away the Summer Whiling Away the Summer
Wu Li (Chinese, 1632–1718)
Date: dated 1679
Accession Number: 1977.81
Not on view

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