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🕯️ Life imitates art in @anntalleyparry 's #MetMoment  with Georges de La Tour's ca. 1640 painting "The Penitent Magdalen," on view in Gallery 634. ⁣ ⁣ Share your pics of #TheMet  using the hashtag #MetMoment  for a chance to be featured here!

Jerry Garcia’s famed “Wolf” guitar took a brief break from The Met’s “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition…to make a surprise appearance at last night’s @DeadandCompany  concert! John Mayer rocked out with “Wolf,” Garcia’s main guitar with the #GratefulDead  from 1973 until 1979, during a period when he was expanding his “astral” country and blues sound. The guitar will be back on view at The Met tomorrow, June 25. 📷 by @jayblakesberg.  #MetRockandRoll 

"Sentimentality meets nihilism." ⁣ ⁣ Get lost in Ragnar Kjartansson's "kinetic painting," Death Is Elsewhere, now on view in the Robert Lehman Wing court (Gallery 963). #MetRagnarKjartansson 

Some say #NationalPinkDay , some say #NationalFlamingoDay , we just say Camp! 🌸 #MetCamp 

One foot peeking out in today's #MetSketch  Sunday from @melissamora.  ✍️ Share your sketches of #TheMet  using the hashtag #MetSketch !

Beowulf comes to life at @themetcloisters ! Join us next Friday, June 28, for a performative rock-noir reimagining of the famous epic and explore the intricacies of mankind's relationship with power and violence. Staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel, "The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story" is a classic story of glory and ruin—as told through triumphant pop anthems, heart-wrenching lullabies, heroes, and monsters. ⁣ ⁣ Performances at 6 pm and 8 pm. Book your tickets at the link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ Image: Photo by Ross Collab

Did you know #TheFrick  has a killer rooftop? Always a joy to end the week on an NYC roof. ☀️ Thank you for having us for this year’s #MuseumInstaswap —it was a blast! 🙏 Until our next stop by, we highly recommend a visit to the @frickcollection  to explore all on view and more. #TheMet 

And now for a peek at...the bowling alley! 🎳😍 The maple and pine lanes and gravity-propelled ball return system were built in 1914. A total strike in our book. Check our Story for more views of the alley! #TheMet  #TheFrick  #MuseumInstaswap 

Loving “Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal” at the @frickcollection ! Each minimalist vessel—some porcelain, some steel, some gold, some marble—is specifically designed to pair with a work from The Frick’s collection. (Surprise, surprise—we’re total suckers for different eras and different types of art connecting with one another!) #TheFrick  #TheMet  #MuseumInstaswap 

Today is #MuseumInstaswap ! 🎉 So we’re taking a jaunt down Fifth Avenue to visit our friends at the @frickcollection.  👉 Follow along as we explore the Museum and peek into a few special spots! #TheMet  #TheFrick 

“The Lovers” returns. Earlier this week, we covered Marc Chagall’s “The Lovers” to consider what would be lost from The Met’s walls without the contributions of refugee artists. Today, as #WorldRefugeeDay  comes to an end, we un-shroud the painting—but we don’t forget Chagall’s contributions or those of so many other refugees. 🙏 Thank you for joining us all week alongside @theirc  to highlight works of art made by refugees.

Today on #WorldRefugeeDay , a special #MetCameo  from David Miliband, President and CEO of @theirc , who shares his love for Max Ernst's "Gala Éluard":⁣ ⁣ "I feel inspired every time I see this painting by Max Ernst—especially today on World Refugee Day, knowing he was a refugee who was forced to flee Germany and come to the U.S. in 1941. When we welcome refugees, they make incredible contributions to society and culture—something we see every day on the walls of some of our greatest cultural institutions." ⁣ ⁣ What artworks by refugees speak to you? Join us in saying "Thank you, refugees" by sharing works of art by refugees that speak to you and tagging @metmuseum  and @theIRC.  ⁣ ⁣ 🎨 Max Ernst (French, 1891–1976). Gala Éluard, 1924. Oil on canvas. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. #TheMet