The Met

As has become the case more often than not, the public response to this year’s Met Gala seems to be general disappointment. The negative reviews primarily cite the attendees' inability to dress on…
King Tutankhamun—or King Tut—first entered the Western zeitgeist in 1922, when his tomb was opened by the British archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier the fifth Earl of Carnarvon. The near-…
The Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries, cartoons made in Paris, woven in the Southern Netherlands, c. 1495–1505, wool, silk, metal threads (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), including, • The Hunters…
This story particularly focuses on prehistoric sculptures from across the globe—which are often rather small and tend to depict humans, animals, or some combination of the two. The earliest…
The first female Haitian artist to exhibit at the Met, Fabiola Jean-Louis was commissioned to create a piece for its groundbreaking current exhibition, Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist…
Like politics, all art is local until it isn’t anymore, a point driven home by Surrealism Beyond Borders, the Met’s tour d’horizon of the global, half-century-long spread of Surrealism from its…
This will be the first-ever exhibition at The Met to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. It will examine Walt Disney’s personal fascination with European art and…
This list presents a handful of notable, historical moments from the institution's 150-plus years of existence. From the museum’s murky accession of its first artwork in 1870  to the ground-breaking…