Elizabeth Hawes was one of the most prominent of the first-generation American women designers whose careers began between the two World Wars. The artful piecing of the fabric in this dress creates an interesting visual effect, drawing the eyes from the metallic braid shoulder straps with gold-tone ball button accents, to the center of the bodice where the pieces intersect, creating squares radiating out to the edges. The creative piecing of this humble striped cotton canvas gives the garment a more formal evening sensibility, which is perhaps why the dress is appropriately named "Dry Goods Economist". // "Dry Goods Economist," Elizabeth Hawes (American, Ridgewood, New Jersey 1903–1971 New York), 1935; Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. George B. Wells, 1957 (2009.300.817). #themet#costumeinstitute#womenshistorymonth
Do you have a favorite work on view at The Met? In our new #metcameo series, we ask Museum staff and some familiar faces to choose one work of art that resonates with them. First up—Kwadwo Kusi from our Visitor Experience team: "Kerry James Marshall’s painting resonates with me because I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see artists of color in their work spaces. Whether it's a studio or a photo lab, there is joy and passion that artists exude while in the comfort of these spaces and this painting does an amazing job of capturing it." 🎨: #kerryjamesmarshall (American, born 1955). Untitled (Studio), 2014. Acrylic on PVC panels. On view in Gallery 915.
Esse prédio imponente é o Metropolitan Museum. Já perdi as contas de quantas vezes @gabrielfontenelleoficial viu a parte do Egito Antiga. A criança já faz até visita guiada!!! Na ultima foto um espelho de mais de 2000 anos antes de cristo, todo feito em metal! Toda vez q venho aqui agradeço a vaidade das mulheres egípcias q desde os primórdios arrasavam nas makes - olhos bem marcados e nas joias!! No stories mostrei bastante das joias. 🏺⚱️
We escaped to The Met on a windy NY day. I had never been in all the times I have visited NY. It’s massive and overwhelming but also the most beautiful museum filled with treasures of the past! I loved all the jewelry & cigarette boxes from the late 1800s early 1900s. #themet#museum#candidshot#outfitpost#lblogger#stilettobtravels
I feel trapped, pressure mounting. I’ve always wished I had a thicker skin. What was once purely my journal has become clouded by this numbers game, a growing mismatch in what I value and what they value, with my financial worth tied to the very metrics I never cared for at the start. — But I’m human. I can’t deny that there’s validation when posts get high engagement as well as complete discouragement when they don’t. I often wonder what’s worth my time only to be reminded constantly of integrity and the fight to keep it. — We’ll see how this week turns out. But if you ask me now, there’s a cinderblock above where I’m already spread thin, ready to crack at he bottom. — #markrothko#metmuseum#abstractexpressionism#abstractexpressionist#artmuseum
Channeling sunny ☀️ 🌸🌿🌼 thoughts on a gray ☁️ Monday. This intimate landscape, with its strong rhythmic composition, flattened space, and tapestry-like application of paint, illustrates the modification of Childe Hassam's style at the turn of the century when he absorbed Post-Impressionist developments. The painting is thought to have been executed on the property of a friend in East Hampton who had a beautiful lily pond surrounded by irises. Hassam was later to buy his own home in East Hampton, where he spent long periods during the last sixteen years of his life. Childe Hassam, The Water Garden, 1909 (1994.450). On view in Gallery 769. #metamericanwing#themet#childehassam