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Jacqueline de Ribes, ca. 1960-63
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Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas
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Kongo: Power and Majesty
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The Artist Project, Season 4
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The Artist Project, Season 4
Tan Dun's <em>Water Passion after St. Matthew</em>
MetCollects—Episode 19: David Driskell on Aaron Douglas's <em>Let My People Go</em>
Jacqueline de Ribes: The Designer at Work
Automaton Clock in the Form of Diana on Her Chariot
#MetKids—Why Does Design Matter in Arms and Armor?
Theme and Variations in Two Paintings by Andrea del Sarto
After Victory


Now at the Met
Giving Thanks before the Pilgrims: The Art of Feasting in the Ancient Americas

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, by James Doyle

Assistant Curator James Doyle takes a look at works in the Museum's collection and loan objects now on view in Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas to explore the role of corn and feasting in the ritual practices of the ancient Americas.

In Circulation
Art Everywhere: The Met's Little-Known Collection of Advertising Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, by Katharine J. Wright

Fellow Katharine J. Wright examines some of the provocative "ad art" in Watson Library's periodicals.

Three Jewels from South Asia

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, by Harita Koya

Intern Harita Koya explores three examples of North Indian jewelry in the collection of the Department of Islamic Art.



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Artwork of the Day

"Preparation for a Feast", Folio from a Divan of Jami "Preparation for a Feast", Folio from a Divan of Jami
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 52.20.4
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