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Happy Museum Selfie Day! Don’t forget to tag all of your selfies from around the Museum with #philamuseum and see how other visitors are engaging with the collection.

Two Children with a Lapdog,” c. 1795, Raphaelle Peale

Half Armor, c. 1580, Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Portrait of Madame Du Barry,” 1781, Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

Today’s Woman Crush Wednesday is double the fun: a painting of a woman by a woman. Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s portrait captures Madame Du Barry, the mistress of King Louis XV and an unparalleled fashionista.

Portrait of Madame Du Barry,” 1781, by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun