The Met

Major and minor museums and galleries around the world are shuttered for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors. Luckily, even when their doors are closed, there are…
As a highlight of its 150th anniversary celebration, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art this month unveiled the results of a $22 million renovation of the 10 rooms that make up the Galleries for…
Until recently there was a sense that Diane Arbus’ landmark photography, which was not extensively exhibited during her lifetime, sprung fully formed into existence, rather than through thoughtful…
The Met announced today the acquisition of the monumental sculptural relief Two Horses (2019) by American artist Charles Ray (b. 1953).

 

Sumptuously shot in richly contrasting black and white, this lyrical series of vignettes provides a window into the hidden workings of the Museum. Employees punch time clocks; janitors…

The western Sahel—a vast region in Africa just south of the Sahara Desert that spans what is today Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and was the birthplace of a succession of influential polities. Fueled…

To mark the 150th anniversary of The Met’s incorporation, directors have planned a wide range of activities and events over the next several months, including an immersive exhibit about the museum’s…
Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean presents a stunning narrative of creativity from the ancestral cultures that encircled the Caribbean Sea in the millennia before European colonization.