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Did you know its Iris Day? Irises among Monet's favorite flowers lined the pathways leading up to the house and Japanese bridge on the artist's property at Giverny. This bird's-eye view of a garden path captures the vital essence of these flowers with intensity and breadth of vision. Claude Monet (French 18401926). The Path through the Irises 191417. #TheMet #Monet #Irises by metmuseum

@Regrann from @metmuseum - What caught me was this idea that there was a place of imagination that you could explore. Catherine Opie (@csopie). Click on the link in our bio to hear the artist talk about the Louis XIV bedroom. Bed valances and side curtains ca. 1700. French. #TheMet #MetArtistProject #CatherineOpie #LouisXIV #Regrann http://ift.tt/1RnjH2c

Daniel Chester French was born on this day in 1850. He attained prominence as the leading American monumental sculptor of the early twentieth century. On view in gallery 700 his massive figure of Mourning Victory emerges from the block of stone projecting two moods: melancholy in her downcast eyes and somber expression and triumph in the American flag and laurel she holds high. Daniel Chester French (American 18501931). Mourning Victory from the Melvin Memorial 19068 carved 191215. #TheMet…

This vast light-filled space presents the Museum's unsurpassed collection of American monumental sculpture architectural elements and stained glass. Gallery 700 - The Charles Engelhard Court #TheMet #AmericanWing #emptymet by metmuseum

@Regrann from @britishmuseum - Katsushika Hokusai died #onthisday in 1849. Hokusai is one of the most famous Japanese artists and a key figure of the ukiyo-e ('floating world') school. This print is from his series Fugaku sanjūrokkei ('Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji') made around 18291832. The major factor in establishing landscape as a new genre of ukiyo-e print was probably the sudden availability in the later 1820s of the new cheap Berlin blue pigment. This strong brilliant pigment could be…

Our Instagram feed is nominated for @thewebbyawards! Show some love and vote for us at mo.ma/webbys. (This shot is from Cookie Monster's visit to the museum last year one of our most popular posts ever!) by themuseumofmodernart

Spent all of yesterday in the perfect New Zealand forest for @camattreephoto and my workshop. @romimuse for Into the Wild by corwinprescott

"The show is unusually thoughtful a stately gorgeous tutorial exceptional ravishing exhibition." @nytimes on #ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. On view through August 14 the exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. Christian Dior (French 19051957). Left: "Vilmiron" dress spring/summer 1952 haute couture. Right: May dress spring/summer 1953 haute couture…

@Regrann from @instagram - Motherhood is by far the coolest thing I have done and do every day says Sora Ceballos-Lopez (@soraceballos) of raising her 10-year-old daughter Gaby. It is a complete surrender of love and an inexplicable combination of happiness joy and fear. While still pregnant Sora began collecting mother-daughter themed figurines dolls and artwork that inspired her to begin doodling something she hadnt done since high school. Now Sora who is from Medellín and lives in New…