The Met
Metropolitan Museum of Art / NY

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City – The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since its founding, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction. This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for over 140 years.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

Balthus (bio), Charles Biederman, Franz Kline, Erastus Salisbury Field, Ettore Sottsass, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, House of Dior, Garry Winogrand, Joan Miro, Juan Gris, Cy Twombly
Authored Articles
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All
March 4 – July 5, 2020
This exhibit considers Richter's six decade long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the...
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons
May 4 – Sep 4, 2017
The Costume Institute's 2017 exhibition at The Met examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her...
Provocations: Anselm Kiefer
Dec 13, 2017 – Apr 8, 2018
The works presented here, drawn from The Met collection, also offer us an opportunity to reflect on our own...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
Irving Penn / Grand Palais, Paris
Sep 21, 2017 – Jan 29, 2018
This exhibition looks back over his seventy-year career, with over 200 photographic prints, all produced by the artist himself,...
Look Back on 2017
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So here we are, the last day of the year, 2017. We are wrapping up our first 6 months,...