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Here's the scoop: it's #NationalIceCreamDay!🍦 ⁣We're spending it with this Walker Evans pic from the early 1970s. ⁣
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📸 Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). [Roadside Ice Cream Cone Sign], 1973–74. Instant color print. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Here's the scoop: it's #NationalIceCreamDay!🍦 ⁣We're spending it with this Walker Evans pic from the early 1970s. ⁣
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📸 Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). [Roadside Ice Cream Cone Sign], 1973–74. Instant color print. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
🚀🌙 👨‍🚀 Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words as he stepped down onto the surface of the moon. 👉 Swipe and turn up the sound to hear them!⁣⁣⁣⁣
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CBS covered the Apollo 11 moon landing for 32 continuous hours, with live commentary by Walter Cronkite and retired Apollo 7 commander Wally Schirra. 📺 Because there were no television cameras on the moon to record the descent of the lunar module Eagle, CBS accompanied @nasa’s audio transmission with animated visuals and shots of a scale model. The audio and visuals are out of sync because the landing took longer than anticipated.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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As he climbed down the ladder 3.5 hours after touchdown, Armstrong lowered from the equipment stowage compartment a black-and-white television camera, which transmitted his first steps on the lunar surface.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
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See more lunar landing images in “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon the Age of Photography,” on view now. 🌙⁣ #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣ ⁣⁣
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🎥 NASA Apollo 11. Television Transmission of Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon, 1969. Video, black-and-white, sound, 1 min., 10 sec. Courtesy NASA TV.
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🚀🌙 👨‍🚀 Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words as he stepped down onto the surface of the moon. 👉 Swipe and turn up the sound to hear them!⁣⁣⁣⁣
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CBS covered the Apollo 11 moon landing for 32 continuous hours, with live commentary by Walter Cronkite and retired Apollo 7 commander Wally Schirra. 📺 Because there were no television cameras on the moon to record the descent of the lunar module Eagle, CBS accompanied @nasa ’s audio transmission with animated visuals and shots of a scale model. The audio and visuals are out of sync because the landing took longer than anticipated.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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As he climbed down the ladder 3.5 hours after touchdown, Armstrong lowered from the equipment stowage compartment a black-and-white television camera, which transmitted his first steps on the lunar surface.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
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See more lunar landing images in “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon the Age of Photography,” on view now. 🌙⁣ #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣ ⁣⁣

🎥 NASA Apollo 11. Television Transmission of Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon, 1969. Video, black-and-white, sound, 1 min., 10 sec. Courtesy NASA TV.
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Fifty years ago today, #Apollo11 launched on a mission to send three @NASA astronauts to the #moon. Today, in celebration of our exhibition “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography,” we’re launching an ask to you! 🌙 🚀 📝 ⁣⁣
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Do you have a cool moon landing story? As we gear up for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this Saturday, July 20, we want to hear from you! Where were you (or your parents, or family, or friends!) on July 20, 1969, for the Apollo 11 moon landing? ⁣⁣
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👇 Share your name, age, location, and moon landing story with us in the comments below or DM us—and we might share it in our Instagram Story this Saturday on the 50th anniversary! Submit your story by noon EST on Friday, July 19. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣⁣
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📸 United Press International (American). Apollo 11 Blast-Off , Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1969. Gelatin silver print. #TheMet
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Fifty years ago today, #Apollo11 launched on a mission to send three @NASA astronauts to the #moon. Today, in celebration of our exhibition “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography,” we’re launching an ask to you! 🌙 🚀 📝 ⁣⁣

Do you have a cool moon landing story? As we gear up for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this Saturday, July 20, we want to hear from you! Where were you (or your parents, or family, or friends!) on July 20, 1969, for the Apollo 11 moon landing? ⁣⁣
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👇 Share your name, age, location, and moon landing story with us in the comments below or DM us—and we might share it in our Instagram Story this Saturday on the 50th anniversary! Submit your story by noon EST on Friday, July 19. #MetApollosMuse #Apollo50 ⁣⁣
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📸 United Press International (American). Apollo 11 Blast-Off , Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1969. Gelatin silver print. #TheMet
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Summer is here and so is festival season! Here, Hindu god Krishna plays the flute in the center of a whimsical celebration known as the Raslila. 🎶 He has replicated himself to dance with each of the gopis (female cowherds) circling around him. On a night that is said to last a billion years, the gods Indra, Brahma, and Shiva shower the crowd with tiny red and white flowers.⁣⁣
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See it on view in “Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India,” but hurry! The exhibition closes this Sunday, July 21. ⁣⁣
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🎨 Krishna Dances in the Raslila with the Gopis (Female Cowherds). India, Punjab Hills, kingdom of Basohli, ca. 1750. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. On view in Gallery 251. #TheMet
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Summer is here and so is festival season! Here, Hindu god Krishna plays the flute in the center of a whimsical celebration known as the Raslila. 🎶 He has replicated himself to dance with each of the gopis (female cowherds) circling around him. On a night that is said to last a billion years, the gods Indra, Brahma, and Shiva shower the crowd with tiny red and white flowers.⁣⁣
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See it on view in “Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India,” but hurry! The exhibition closes this Sunday, July 21. ⁣⁣
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🎨 Krishna Dances in the Raslila with the Gopis (Female Cowherds). India, Punjab Hills, kingdom of Basohli, ca. 1750. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. On view in Gallery 251. #TheMet
Happy birthday, Gustav Klimt! 🌸  By her own account, nine-year-old Mäda Primavesi was willful and a tomboy—claims we needn't question given her confident pose here. Klimt made numerous preliminary sketches for this portrait, experimenting with different poses, outfits, and backgrounds before deciding to show Mäda standing tall in a specially made dress amid a profusion of springlike patterns. The picture testifies to the sophisticated taste of her parents, banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi and his wife Eugenia, who were ardent supporters of progressive Viennese art and design. ⁣
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🎨 Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912–13. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 829. #TheMet https://met.org/2XXga3g
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Happy birthday, Gustav Klimt! 🌸 By her own account, nine-year-old Mäda Primavesi was willful and a tomboy—claims we needn't question given her confident pose here. Klimt made numerous preliminary sketches for this portrait, experimenting with different poses, outfits, and backgrounds before deciding to show Mäda standing tall in a specially made dress amid a profusion of springlike patterns. The picture testifies to the sophisticated taste of her parents, banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi and his wife Eugenia, who were ardent supporters of progressive Viennese art and design. ⁣

🎨 Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912–13. Oil on canvas. On view in Gallery 829. #TheMet https://met.org/2XXga3g
On #Caturday, a trip to the Egyptian collection, of course. 🐈  The cat was the sacred animal of the great and benevolent goddess Bastet. In her honor, mummified cats, sometimes in wooden or bronze containers like this one, were donated at her temples. ⁣(No mummy inside this one!)⁣
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This sleek cat was no ordinary feline—its erect, dignified pose, along with alert eyes and graceful legs, convey a sense of controlled power. 🔎 Zoom in to see its pierced right ear, which once held a gold ring (now lost), and its incised necklace featuring a wedjat-eye pendant.⁣⁣
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🎨 Cat statuette intended to contain a mummified cat, 332–30 B.C. Ptolemaic Period. Leaded bronze. On view in Gallery 134. #TheMet
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On #Caturday, a trip to the Egyptian collection, of course. 🐈 The cat was the sacred animal of the great and benevolent goddess Bastet. In her honor, mummified cats, sometimes in wooden or bronze containers like this one, were donated at her temples. ⁣(No mummy inside this one!)⁣
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This sleek cat was no ordinary feline—its erect, dignified pose, along with alert eyes and graceful legs, convey a sense of controlled power. 🔎 Zoom in to see its pierced right ear, which once held a gold ring (now lost), and its incised necklace featuring a wedjat-eye pendant.⁣⁣
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🎨 Cat statuette intended to contain a mummified cat, 332–30 B.C. Ptolemaic Period. Leaded bronze. On view in Gallery 134. #TheMet
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"To feel what he sees, to convey what he feels, that is the artist's life." —Max Klinger⁣
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In this episode of #MetCollects, explore the story of Max Klinger's silver-casted "Galatea" and the sculpture's original owners (and friends of Klinger) Gustav and Clara Kirstein—German Jews active in the intellectual landscape of Leipzig in the early 20th century whose fates and legacies were altered by the Nazis. ⁣
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📽️ Watch the full episode at the link in bio.
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"To feel what he sees, to convey what he feels, that is the artist's life." —Max Klinger⁣

In this episode of #MetCollects, explore the story of Max Klinger's silver-casted "Galatea" and the sculpture's original owners (and friends of Klinger) Gustav and Clara Kirstein—German Jews active in the intellectual landscape of Leipzig in the early 20th century whose fates and legacies were altered by the Nazis. ⁣

📽️ Watch the full episode at the link in bio.

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