It can be easy to get weighed down by the typical Pinterest fodder: misguided thinspo, food recipies, boring fashion, straightforward home-improvement tips. But if you're in a serious need of something utterly uplifting, then it's time to check out The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Pinterest page.
The New York City institution has been wowing physical museum visitors for over a century, and though there's a lot going on at its Manhattan location, it certainly doesn't ignore its Pinterest page. A trove of art awaits, as does a surprising amount of awesome historical fashion pins — click over for boards dedicated to cats, dogs, peacocks, and more, as they appear in popular and important art works. It's the perfect remedy to a growing Pinterest boredom — and you might just learn a little something while you're at it. Educational Pinterest? Don't mind if we do.
Turns out history isn't so far away — this peacock evening coat from the early 1900s was made by a familiar name: Liberty of London.
Coolest Cat Dress
This striking, swining dress bears a feline likeness, proving that cats have been popular for like, ever.
Naturally this adorable kitten is French.
The Spooky Bat
Halloween's over but we're still in the spooky mood — and so is The Met.
Cool Hat Lady
This awesome fashion plate is from the Met's Costume Institute.
This fabric panel is awesome on so many levels — the color, the floral likenesses, everything.
So the caption to this dress claims it's from the 60s, but it sure looks like something we'd expect to see on the sites of our favorite e-tailers, don't you think?
Couldn't resist adding this beautiful flapper-ready pastel evening dress.
Turns out glasses cases aren't just for grandmas, because we are really into this late-19th century one thanks to its colors and proud pup.
Write a Letter
This Mary Cassatt is so subtly beautiful — we love the way that the patterns of the wall and the womans' dress work together.