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The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Millions across the globe can also experience the through our robust website, digital collection, and virtual events.

Explore how artists across time and place have contemplated the afterlife.Met curators provide insights into "Afterlives...
06/19/2024

Explore how artists across time and place have contemplated the afterlife.

Met curators provide insights into "Afterlives: Contemporary Art in the Byzantine Crypt," examining how artists have dealt with death and envisioned the afterlife.

Learn more: http://met.org/44Z0Bs1

How can portraits speak to fundamental human concerns such as status, relationships, and identity?Join us on Sunday, Jun...
06/18/2024

How can portraits speak to fundamental human concerns such as status, relationships, and identity?

Join us on Sunday, June 23 for a conversation about Portraiture from across time and cultures in different media. Educator and art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz and Met curator Jeff Rosenheim will explore this deceptively familiar genre.

Learn more: https://met.org/3VOwPDo

🎨 Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigerian, 1983). Mother and Child, 2016. Acrylic, transfer printing, colored pencil, cut and pasted paper, and printed fabric on paper.

Celebrate the creativity of students across NYC at the 22nd annual P.S. Art exhibition.This juried exhibition showcases ...
06/18/2024

Celebrate the creativity of students across NYC at the 22nd annual P.S. Art exhibition.

This juried exhibition showcases 126 works by NYC public school students from pre-K through grade 12. Explore collages, drawings, mixed-media works, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures. Each artwork reflects personal expression, imaginative use of media, and a deep understanding of artistic processes.

Join us in honoring these young artists and their dedicated teachers from all five boroughs, including District 75, a citywide district serving students with disabilities.

Want to be among the first to see the exhibition? Stop by The Met tonight, 6/18, from 6-9 pm for !

🎨 Kai Barrett (Grade 11), A Hobby for What, 2024. Acrylic on canvas.

The Museum Mile Festival is back! Kick off your summer at The Met. ☀️Join us Tuesday, June 18, for a celebration of art,...
06/15/2024

The Museum Mile Festival is back! Kick off your summer at The Met. ☀️

Join us Tuesday, June 18, for a celebration of art, culture, and creativity along Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile—New York City's iconic museum-filled street.

Stop by The Met to create your own art, enjoy live performances, and explore our exhibitions, including the newly opened "P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids."

The Museum Mile Festival is co-organized with:⁣

📍Neue Galerie New York
📍Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
📍Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
📍The Jewish Museum
📍Museum of the City of New York
📍El Museo del Barrio
📍The Africa Center

Learn more: met.org/4eyDby2

Censored by the US Navy, artist Paul Cadmus turned controversy into a spotlight on his art. 🌈 Celebrate Pride Month by e...
06/14/2024

Censored by the US Navy, artist Paul Cadmus turned controversy into a spotlight on his art.

🌈 Celebrate Pride Month by exploring the story of Cadmus's 1934 painting "The Fleet’s In!" Discover how he challenged norms and captured q***r life in early 20th-century America.

When Cadmus’s 1934 painting The Fleet’s In! was censored by the US Navy, the artist responded by deftly brokering his artwork’s visibility.

What makes a cultural landmark?Join us Friday, June 21  as leading experts discuss Indigenous cultural heritage sites in...
06/14/2024

What makes a cultural landmark?

Join us Friday, June 21 as leading experts discuss Indigenous cultural heritage sites in Oceania. Explore project case studies on Samoa and Buka Island that highlight the unique ways mobility, ocean navigation, and cosmology influence the region's expansive sense of spatial and built environments.

In advance of the opening of The Met’s reenvisioned Michael C. Rockefeller Wing in 2025, learn how the new galleries will foreground the unique role that the environment plays in Oceanic art.

Learn more: met.org/45cf2Jf

Only have an hour for your next visit to The Met? Not a problem. 👍 Try out our one-hour itinerary to hit a few highlight...
06/12/2024

Only have an hour for your next visit to The Met? Not a problem. 👍

Try out our one-hour itinerary to hit a few highlights: met.org/OneHourItinerary

Experience the artistic vision and legacy of Edward C. Moore, the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled o...
06/12/2024

Experience the artistic vision and legacy of Edward C. Moore, the creative force who led Tiffany & Co. to unparalleled originality and success during the second half of the 19th century.

NOW ON VIEW—"Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.' features more than 180 extraordinary examples from Moore's personal collection, which was donated to the Museum, alongside 70 magnificent silver objects designed and created at Tiffany & Co. under his direction.

A defining figure in the history of American silver, Moore played a pivotal role in shaping the legendary Tiffany design aesthetic and the evolution of The Met’s collection.

Visit the exhibition now through October 20.

Learn more: met.org/4cgxX7X

06/11/2024

What happens when the unbreakable shatters?

NOW AVAILABLE– Listen to Episode 1 of The Met's Immaterial podcast. Go behind the scenes of the dramatic repair of an important Renaissance sculpture that fell and broke into dozens of pieces. Stone objects like these were made to survive decay and destruction, but from the moment that stone is extracted from the earth, it is bound to become a more fragmented version of itself—chiseled, chipped, and sometimes shattered over time. Explore how cracks and cavities in stone sculptures reveal complex stories of our humanity.

Listen here: https://met.org/S2E1

What do you notice when you look at "Woman in Blue" by artist William H. Johnson? This monumental portrait exemplifies J...
06/11/2024

What do you notice when you look at "Woman in Blue" by artist William H. Johnson?

This monumental portrait exemplifies Johnson's signature style—featuring flat expanses of bold, thickly applied color. The unnamed sitter returns the viewer’s gaze with a cool self-assurance, establishing her as both an observer and the observed. She nonetheless maintains a masklike inscrutability through which she asserts her own terms of engagement.

On loan to The Met from Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, "Woman in Blue" underwent meticulous conservation before its display in "The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism." Thanks to these efforts, cracks on the painting's vivid surface were meticulously restored and its unique oil paint on burlap texture was preserved.

Visit "The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism" through July 28 to experience this extraordinary work.

🎨 William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970). Woman in Blue, ca. 1943. Oil on burlap. On loan from Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.

Raise your voice to protect NYC culture!Budget cuts to NYC cultural institutions hurt everyone. Join the call to restore...
06/10/2024

Raise your voice to protect NYC culture!

Budget cuts to NYC cultural institutions hurt everyone. Join the call to restore full public funding for arts and culture in the City’s budget by filling out this form: met.org/CultureForAll

Tell the Mayor to stop cutting culture!

This trip to Florence was one for the books! 📚Discover Florence's treasures through the eyes of a Met librarian. From hi...
06/10/2024

This trip to Florence was one for the books! 📚

Discover Florence's treasures through the eyes of a Met librarian. From historic libraries to scenic gardens, follow along for art, culture, and culinary delights in the heart of Italy.

A librarian’s dream trip to Florence, Italy.

Working in the early decades of the 20th century, Italian designer Maria Monaci Gallenga captivated contemporaries with ...
06/09/2024

Working in the early decades of the 20th century, Italian designer Maria Monaci Gallenga captivated contemporaries with her luminous and richly patterned textiles—the basis for striking women’s fashions as well as elements of interior design. ✨

Learn more about Gallenga: met.org/49Im21u

👗 Gallenga (Italian, 1918–1974). Maria Monaci Gallenga (Italian, 1880–1944).
(1) Hat, 1920s. Silk, metallic.
(2) Tea gown, 1920s. Silk, glass.
(3) Evening cape, ca. 1925. Silk, rayon, metal

Today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944—the largest amphibious invasion in military history, which ult...
06/06/2024

Today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944—the largest amphibious invasion in military history, which ultimately led to the defeat of German N**i forces during World War II.

For 22 years as a war correspondent, Robert Capa was a witness to some of the 20th century's most momentous events.

Capa could just as easily have perished on D-Day when he made this unforgettable photograph while wading ashore in Normandy with one of the first landings of soldiers on Omaha Beach. Capa made 79 photographs of the first hours of the invasion.

Tragically, a lab assistant accidentally ruined all but seven negatives—the only photographic record of the first wave.

📸 Robert Capa (American, born Hungary, 1913–1954). [American Troops Landing on D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast, France], 1944. Gelatin silver print. © International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos

With wedding season in full swing, we've got the art of love on our minds. 💞 Explore our collection of books and exhibit...
06/06/2024

With wedding season in full swing, we've got the art of love on our minds. 💞

Explore our collection of books and exhibition catalogs on ketubot, or Jewish marriage contracts. These documents serve not only as legal and religious records but also as stunning works of folk art.

Explore our collection of books and exhibition catalogs on Jewish marriage contracts.

Time to paws and celebrate making it halfway through the week! 🎉 🐾As the dog days of summer roll in, why not take a brea...
06/05/2024

Time to paws and celebrate making it halfway through the week! 🎉 🐾

As the dog days of summer roll in, why not take a break at The Met? Come cool off, relax, and explore 5,000 years of art.

Plan your visit: metmuseum.org

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Explore the scent-sational smells of medieval herbs and plants at The Met Cloisters garden festival! 👃🌸 Join us this Sat...
06/05/2024

Explore the scent-sational smells of medieval herbs and plants at The Met Cloisters garden festival! 👃🌸

Join us this Saturday, June 8 for an all-day celebration of the flora and fauna of The Met Cloisters. Enjoy tours, performances, art making, and more, all with an olfactory twist.

The celebration is for garden enthusiasts and curious visitors of all ages! Be sure to check out select activities offered in Spanish.

Learn more: met.org/4dWXKUk

06/05/2024

Go behind the scenes with artist Petrit Halilaj, who discusses with curator Iria Candela the inspiration and making of his "2024 Roof Garden Commission: Abetare."

Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia) has transformed The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden with a sprawling sculptural installation, the artist's first major project in the United States.

Halilaj's work is deeply connected to the recent history of his native country, Kosovo, and the consequences of cultural and political tensions in the region. After a formative period in Italy, where he studied art at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, he moved to Berlin in 2008, where he still lives and works. Abetare reflects the artist’s personal experience as a refugee of war and the universal hopes and fears captured in children’s drawings.

Learn more: met.org/3WlnSCa

How do materials like stone, wood, and time shape our world?🎧 NOW AVAILABLE— Listen to Season 2 of The Met's Immaterial ...
06/04/2024

How do materials like stone, wood, and time shape our world?

🎧 NOW AVAILABLE— Listen to Season 2 of The Met's Immaterial podcast. Explore the emotional origins and transformative power of art through materials.

Listen here: met.org/3V7YM7l

Explore ideas that have resonated across time and bound artists together. 🎨✨ Join us on Friday, June 7 for an evening wi...
06/04/2024

Explore ideas that have resonated across time and bound artists together. 🎨✨

Join us on Friday, June 7 for an evening with artist Kim Hong-Joo, whose work is featured in the exhibition "Lineages: Korean Art at The Met."

Hong-Joo and Met curator Iris Moon will discuss the unique perspectives, process, and insights that the artist brings to his work

Learn more: met.org/3VjGb9Q

“The organization of forms, their relatedness, their proportions, must have the quality of mystery that we know in natur...
06/03/2024

“The organization of forms, their relatedness, their proportions, must have the quality of mystery that we know in nature. Nature, however, shows herself to us only in part. To reassure us, art tries, I believe, to show us a wholeness that we can comprehend.”—Anni Albers

Anni Albers began working with textiles at the Bauhaus in Germany in the early 1920s. She was inspired by the geometric patterns of Andean textiles, which reflected the inherent structural process of weaving and resonated with her modern approach to the medium.

This work presents a supplementary weft joined to a double-cloth support. This technique creates infinite possibilities for what can be described as textile calligraphy, a kind of writing with threads that Albers sought to explore.

The piece's title, "Pasture," makes one of the few direct references to the natural landscape in Albers’s oeuvre.

LAST CHANCE—Experience this work in the exhibition “Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art” before it closes on June 16. explores the striking connections between artists of the ancient Andes and of the 20th century. ⁣⁣

Learn more: met.org/3yLJ0Ys

🧵 Anni Albers (American, 1899–1994). Pasture, 1958. Mercerized cotton.

Experience the artistry and innovation behind 18th-century American furniture."The Calculated Curve: Eighteenth-Century ...
05/31/2024

Experience the artistry and innovation behind 18th-century American furniture.

"The Calculated Curve: Eighteenth-Century American Furniture" is a re-installation that invites us to look closer at the materials and sculptural expression of this period.

Exhibition now on view at The Met

Birds of a feather flock to The Met! 🐦✨Did you know: In Mughal paintings, birds are often shown in poetic pairs.Indian a...
05/31/2024

Birds of a feather flock to The Met! 🐦✨

Did you know: In Mughal paintings, birds are often shown in poetic pairs.

Indian artists were keen observers of birds, in keeping with the scientific character of the European natural studies that were reaching the Mughal court in the 17th century.

However, even when depictions of birds exhibit the qualities of close scientific observation normally reserved for individual animal studies, such as those of elephants, they are often shown in sets of two. Perhaps this pairing indicates the harmony and balance of nature to which Mughal art was also deeply sensitive.

🔎 Look closely! Do you notice that the pigeon at left has golden anklets on its feet? They suggest that these are imperial birds used for the sport of kabootar bazi, or pigeon flying.

LAST CHANCE—Visit “Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting” to see this work and experience British artist Howard Hodgkin's collection of Indian paintings and drawings that is recognized as one of the finest of its kind. See more than 120 artworks on display through June 9.

Learn more: met.org/3V7yEcG

🎨 Artist Unknown (India). Two Pigeons, ca. 1650. Opaque color on paper.

Summer may be approaching, but class is in session at The Met!Join us June 5 to expand your knowledge of art history thr...
05/31/2024

Summer may be approaching, but class is in session at The Met!

Join us June 5 to expand your knowledge of art history through virtual introductions to core themes and close examination of Met objects with Museum experts.

Take a deep dive into Renaissance portraits with Alison Nogueira, curator of the exhibition "Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance", and explore how these works were designed as three-dimensional objects and their unique, puzzle-like imagery.

Learn more: met.org/4aJxk5C

🎨 Lorenzo Lotto (Italian c. 1480–1556). Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1505. Oil on wood panel.

Explore how artists across time and place have contemplated the afterlife.Met curators Andrea Achi and Akili Tommasino p...
05/30/2024

Explore how artists across time and place have contemplated the afterlife.

Met curators Andrea Achi and Akili Tommasino provide insights into the exhibition "Afterlives: Contemporary Art in the Byzantine Crypt," which examines how artists have dealt with death and envisioned the afterlife.

Learn more: met.org/44Z0Bs1

🎨 Adrian Piper (American, 1948). Everything, 2004. Oval mirror with gold leaf engraved text in mahogany frame.

Celebrate   Month with The Met ✨Explore the remarkable achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through exh...
05/30/2024

Celebrate Month with The Met ✨

Explore the remarkable achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through exhibitions, events, digital content, and more.

You must join the virtual exhibition queue when you arrive. If capacity has been reached for the day, the queue will close early.

Pueblo Indian pottery embodies earth, water, air, and fire. 🌎 💦 🌬️🔥LAST CHANCE: Visit "Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of P...
05/29/2024

Pueblo Indian pottery embodies earth, water, air, and fire. 🌎 💦 🌬️🔥

LAST CHANCE: Visit "Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery" before it closes to experience an art form literally of land and place—one of America’s ancient Indigenous creative expressions.

The exhibition is the first community-curated Native American exhibition in the history of The Met, featuring more than 100 ancestral, modern, and contemporary clay works that foreground Pueblo voices and aesthetics. ⁣

"Grounded in Clay" is on view during regular hours at The Met and by appointment at The Vilcek Foundation through June 4.

Learn more: met.org/3pLmCdt

Explore the scent-sational smells of medieval herbs and plants at The Met Cloisters garden festival! 👃🌸 Join us Saturday...
05/26/2024

Explore the scent-sational smells of medieval herbs and plants at The Met Cloisters garden festival! 👃🌸

Join us Saturday, June 8 for an all-day celebration of the flora and fauna of The Met Cloisters. Enjoy tours, performances, art making, and more, all with an olfactory twist.

The celebration is for garden enthusiasts and curious visitors of all ages! Be sure to check out select activities offered in Spanish.

Learn more: met.org/4dWXKUk

Out on a Saturday stroll? Take a moment to enjoy these colorful sculptures.LAST CHANCE—See Nairy Baghramian’s Met Facade...
05/25/2024

Out on a Saturday stroll? Take a moment to enjoy these colorful sculptures.

LAST CHANCE—See Nairy Baghramian’s Met Facade Commission, "Scratching the Back" before it closes on May 28.

Baghramian's installation transforms The Met's facade, filling the four niches with vibrant, abstract sculptures. These brightly colored rocks, piled up against a white gridded structure with an occasional curling thread appear to have drifted into the niches.

Iranian-born, Berlin-based Baghramian created these works as “an homage to New York’s passers-by.” According to the artist, those who experience these works “should embrace them as a bouquet of shape, color, and form.”

Visit The Met and check out this installation before it’s gone.

Learn more: met.org/3VdETNn

🎨 Nairy Baghramian (German, born Iran, 1971). The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back, 2023. Cast and powder-coated aluminum, painted aluminum.

05/24/2024

Join Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, on a tour of the exhibition “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

The Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, reactivates the sensory capacities of masterworks in the Museum’s collection through first-hand research, conservation analysis, and diverse technologies—from cutting-edge tools of artificial intelligence and computer-generated imagery to traditional formats of x-rays, video animation, light projection, and soundscapes.

On view through September 2.

Learn more: met.org/ReawakeningFashion

Hey, K-12 educators! We've got something just for you.Join us June 6 for a full-day event celebrating the Harlem Renaiss...
05/24/2024

Hey, K-12 educators! We've got something just for you.

Join us June 6 for a full-day event celebrating the Harlem Renaissance. Visit the exhibition "The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism" and learn from Met experts about the ways Harlem Renaissance artists represented life in New York City and other urban American communities in new and innovative ways, while also influencing modernist art movements outside of the United States.

Engage in gallery talks and hands-on workshops throughout the museum, exploring ideas and creative processes related to the exhibition through discussion, art making, music, and writing.

Participants will leave with strategies and ideas for bringing the work of Harlem Renaissance artists to their own classrooms in meaningful ways.

Learn more: met.org/3KbeVUH

🎨 William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970). Woman in Blue, ca. 1943. Oil on burlap. On loan from Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.

Make your next date night a masterpiece ✨ Every Friday and Saturday night, it’s Date Night at The Met. Bring a friend, a...
05/23/2024

Make your next date night a masterpiece ✨

Every Friday and Saturday night, it’s Date Night at The Met. Bring a friend, a partner, or enjoy a solo evening of live music, drinks, special programming, and 5,000 years of art.

Learn more: met.org/DateNight

Cheers to our favorite time of year—the return of the Cantor Roof Garden Bar! ☀️Visit The Met's Roof Garden Bar for cock...
05/23/2024

Cheers to our favorite time of year—the return of the Cantor Roof Garden Bar! ☀️

Visit The Met's Roof Garden Bar for cocktails, snacks, and stunning views of Central Park.

While you're there, be sure to explore the Roof Garden Commission by artist Petrit Halilaj.

Learn more: met.org/4dTjEYu

In the 1890s, "critics tended to minimize or outright ignore women’s contributions to the field, creating an art-histori...
05/22/2024

In the 1890s, "critics tended to minimize or outright ignore women’s contributions to the field, creating an art-historical canon that for decades overlooked the importance of women artists to the history of American illustration and graphic design."

Read more about the women artists who emerged as active creators of 19th-century American art and visual culture: met.org/4a5bBVE

🎨 Ethel Reed (American, 1874–after 1900). Folly or Saintliness by José Echegaray. 1895. Relief.

Throughout the Middle Ages, people from all walks of life retreated to monasteries to find inner calm. 😌On  , discover t...
05/21/2024

Throughout the Middle Ages, people from all walks of life retreated to monasteries to find inner calm. 😌

On , discover the serenity of The Met Cloisters.

Did you know: On select Thursdays, you can join “Mindfulness at The Met Cloisters,” a series of free, guided mindfulness sessions designed to help you take a break from the ordinary pace of life and tune into the beauty around you.

Upcoming sessions are free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required. All experience levels are welcome.

Learn more: met.org/3wGJcrk

Hey, audio-lovers! 🎧 Did you know you can access The Met's audio guides even if you aren't on site?Visit our website to ...
05/21/2024

Hey, audio-lovers! 🎧 Did you know you can access The Met's audio guides even if you aren't on site?

Visit our website to listen to exhibition playlists, highlights tours, family tours, and more: met.org/Audioguide

Have you ever heard the music of a gayageum? 🎶Join us Friday, May 24 for a musical celebration of   Month. Learn from ex...
05/19/2024

Have you ever heard the music of a gayageum? 🎶

Join us Friday, May 24 for a musical celebration of Month.

Learn from experts as CelloGayageum discusses the rich history and significance of the gayageum, a traditional Korean stringed instrument, and the cello. Discover connections to The Met's collection and how the two instruments have influenced the Korean musical landscape.

Enjoy the sounds of the gayageum and cello as CelloGayageum gives a performance on their own instruments.

Learn more: met.org/44U06iL

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