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2020 Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

It’s contest time! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to one of the best love stories of all time — our founder, Nick Gray, fell in love on a first date at the Met — with the museum.

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Carly Syms

The Best Museum Inspired Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! Are you celebrating this spooky holiday at your museum? We love to see Halloween mimic art, so we’ve rounded up some of the best art-inspired costumes from the museum world. If you have one you love (or if we’ve just inspired a new costume!), we’d love to see it! Let us know which […]

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Alex Johnson

The Most Delicious Currency

When I was a little kid, my dad told me a cautionary tale: as a younger man, he was once playing finger football with a friend. Using a quarter, they’d take turns flicking the coin up and through a little goalpost, formed by joining their thumbs together and raising their index fingers skyward to form […]

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Alex Johnson

The Real Story of John Hancock

Most Americans know three things about John Hancock: he was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he signed his name really big on said declaration, and his signature is now so famous that we call signatures “John Hancocks” in American English. It’s three more things than I’m famous for, but I can’t help […]

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Hayley Milliman

World Art Day Continued

World Art Day is technically celebrated on April 15th in honor of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, but why celebrate art for just one day? With so much history around us every day, we should live in the moment and recognize the creativity surrounding us and spread awareness of art worldwide. Chicago, for example, is one […]

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Kayla Mahoney

The Ultimate Museum Road Trip

It’s almost summer and that means … road trips! Start loading the car and updating Google maps because here is our Ultimate Museum Road Trip.

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