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Celebrate Father’s Day at The Met

Honor Dad with the gift of fine art and once-in-a-lifetime experiences

If you are unsure of what to give or where to go this Father’s Day, worry not: we have solutions for you.

Visit The Met this Sunday, June 19, to spend your quality time with Dad. Embark on a tour together, take in the expansive views and installation on the Roof Garden, and enjoy current exhibitions with the most important man in your life. Click the images below to explore our favorite gifts for dad.

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Because a day in honor of Dad is the Best Day Ever! Our Best Day Ever Tie Clip is sure to start Dad’s day off right. Its simple brass design is playfully inscribed with a positive message to keep him always on the sunny side of the street.

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Sorry Hitchcock, but Norman Bates got it wrong in Psycho; a boy’s best friend is his father. Our exclusive pocket square celebrates Cornelia Parker’s installation for the 2016 Roof Garden Commission, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn). This silk pocket square’s graphic design is taken from a close-up crop from a photograph of a rural barn that Parker (British, born 1956) used as the source material for her site-specific work at The Met, in which she merges two iconic examples of American architecture: the red barn, and the infamous Bates house from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho.

 

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Armor for Horse and Man, Kunz Lochner (German, 1510-1567)

 

In honor of all the times he has been your knight in shining armor. Unsure of what to do with Pop this Father’s Day? Might we suggest taking him on a guided tour of The Met’s renowned Arms and Armor collection? It’s sure to fascinate and free with Museum admission. Click here to learn more.

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Give the gift of knowledge. Our Met Publication European Clocks and Watches, by Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold, with contributions by Elizabeth Sullivan, examines for the first time The Met’s unparalleled collection of European clocks and watches created from the late Renaissance through the nineteenth century. The book features fifty-four clocks, watches, and other timekeeping devices, including an ornate sixteenth-century celestial timepiece that accurately predicts the trajectory of the sun, moon, and stars. A beautiful volume in itself, it is sure to enrich Dad with its decades of expert research into the origins and evolution of clocks and watches.

Watch the book trailer here:

 

A Number 1 Dad deserves Number 1 treatment. Want to give Dad a gift that keeps on giving? A membership to The Met will grant him many benefits, such as exclusive access to exhibitions and events as well as free express admission to all three of our locations. Now that’s the V.I.P status he deserves. Click here to view our range of membership options.

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Time waits for no man… not even Dad. So he will never find himself late, give the gift of time. Our classic 19th-Century English Watch is based on an original gold pocket watch (English, ca. 1815–30). Sure to please, this handsome timepiece is almost as handsome as the recipient, and dare we say timeless?  

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In honor of all the games you have played together. Visit The Met Cloisters and present him with our boxed edition of Flemish Hunting Deck Cloisters Playing Cards. Based on the only known complete deck of fifteenth-century hand-painted playing cards, the figures pictured wear extravagant and exaggerated costumes and the suit symbols are based on the hunt. It is not known how this deck was originally played, but you can certainly use it to brush up on your card tricks.

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