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Here I Sette My Thynge to Sprynge

Managing Horticulturist Caleb Leech discusses the significance of the start of spring both at The Cloisters and in the medieval calendar.

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The Creative Process of Manaku and the Pahari Painters: Layers of Memory

A paper conservator reveals the unique artistic method by which the Pahari painters translated the gods of literary epic onto polished paper.

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After Three Hundred Years of Fading, a Dutch Masterpiece Is Digitally Restored

Three centuries of light exposure caused a famous still life to fade. Here's how a team of conservators and curators brought it (digitally) back to life.

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Getting "Meta" with Spies in the House of Art

Douglas Eklund, associate curator in the Department of Photographs, introduces the next topic for the Teen Advisory Group's blog posts: the exhibition Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video.

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The Dining Room at The Met: A Distinguished History

Marketing Director Lisa Vrod and Satellites Manager Katie Didrichsen of Restaurant Services detail the history of The Met’s Dining Room.

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Bring Your Curiosity: Introducing the 2017–18 Season of MetLiveArts

Limor Tomer, general manager of Concerts and Lectures, unveils the dynamic new season of MetLiveArts programming.

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Power Paper: the Amate Manuscripts of Alfonso García Tellez

Associate Museum Librarian for Interlibrary Services and Digital Initiatives Robyn Fleming discusses some of therare handmade bark paper (amate) books by Mexican artist Alfonso García Tellez.

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A Harmonious Ensemble: Rediscovering the Department of Musical Instruments

Visiting Committee Member Rebecca Lindsey announces a new publication chronicling the history of the Department of Musical Instruments.

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Sonic Storytelling with 3-D Audio at The Met

Managing Editor and Producer Nina Diamond shares insight into the collaborative production and complex layers that underlie The Met's first 3-D audio experience.

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Exploring Coptic Prayers Written on Venetian Paper

Hagop Kevorkian Curatorial Fellow Alzahraa K. Ahmed summarizes her recent investigation into the production dates of two Coptic codices in the Department of Islamic Art's collection.

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MetCollects

Japanese Illustrated Books

Kitao Masanobu (Santō Kyōden)

...numerous masterpieces of woodblock printing, many of which are nearly impossible to find in such fine condition today...

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Mishneh Torah

Master of the Barbo Missal

"...The Met takes a major step in presenting masterpieces of Judaica..."

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Électricité

Man Ray

This remarkably seductive album of photogravures is an exquisite example of his legacy as America's greatest Surrealist photographer...

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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A Wooded River Landscape with a Church and Figures

Hendrick Avercamp

"...His finished drawings are much rarer, and the present one is among his best of an imaginary landscape..."

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Nineteenth-Century Exhibition Pistols

Gilles Michel Louis Moutier-Le Page

...these very pistols spectacularly confirmed that the French were then unsurpassed in their mastery of the gunmaker's art...

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Small Trades

Irving Penn

"The resulting portraits–landmarks in the history of twentieth century photography–are a brilliant update of some 300 years’ interest by artists in producing pictures of small tradesmen, or petit métiers."

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Saint Sebastian

Master of the Furies

When this compelling, transformative statuette of Saint Sebastian became available, it was an opportunity not to be missed, as the Museum has nothing comparable...

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Porphyry vessel with bearded masks

This is one of the most elegant and best-preserved porphyry vessels to have survived from classical antiquity...

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Brooch with Carved Emeralds and Sapphires

Cartier

The journey of the emerald in this brooch from Colombia, where it originated in its natural state, to seventeenth-century India and back to New York underscores the abiding and universal attraction of great gems.

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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Ceremonial ewer

With the daring amalgamation of the whimsical, exotic, and macabre, the sculptural details on this ewer brilliantly show off the distinctive Portuguese interpretation of Renaissance style.

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art acquired by the Met each year through gifts and purchases.

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