For a century and a half, the Metropolitan Museum has been building a world-class collection of art and artifacts from around the world, across time. Seventeen curatorial departments study, exhibit, and care for the objects in the Museum's collection.
One of the world's largest art museums, includes American art and decorative arts, European, African, Asian, Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek art, Byzantine and Islamic art, and modern art. The Museum's comprehensive collection of medieval and Byzantine art is displayed in both the Main Building and in the northern Manhattan satellite location, The Cloisters museum and gardens.
The Museum mounts dozens of special, temporary exhibitions. It was the Met that invented the "blockbuster" exhibition.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling has been reworked as a result of the temporary museum closure.
Some 75 works, organized thematically, present key issues in 17th-century Dutch culture
116 masterworks from more than 40 indigenous traditions (2nd to early-20th century)
9th-century B.C. stone reliefs and their connection to contemporary artist Rayyane Tabet
Explores themes in The Met's extensive collection of European painting
3rd- to 8th-century art from Egypt explores social status, wealth, and living well in Late Antiquity
Explores the practices and materials used in ancient polychromy
New sculptures for the facade niches that reference works in the collection
120 works, from monumental to miniature, connect the divine, human, and natural realms
Full-scale architectural site-specific installation
Explores the transformative role of enamel during the Ming and Qing dynasties
100+ objects of jade and other hardstones
Explores water’s significance to Indigenous peoples in the US through historical and contemporary artworks
Various types of ritual vessels and accessories and musical instruments
Some fifty works highlight late nineteenth-century aesthetic innovations and trends
Twenty-four 7th-21st century works emphasize Ganesha as the bringer of new beginnings.
five Victorian masterpieces in dialogue with works by artists in The Met collection
100+/- works explore notions of place, identity and belonging
Explores the life and artistic achievements of this 17th-century Afro-Hispanic painter
Some fifty paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and monotypes from across her career
150 pieces accompanied by Lagerfeld’s sketches
Some 40 works illuminate the extent of his fascination with the distinctive evergreens
More than 140 objects dating from 200 BCE to 400 CE
More than 150 paintings and works on paper examine the interactions of these two artists
Three of his monumental society portraits
A selection of unbound pages from the album + works of her contemporaries
Chronological exploration of the twin themes of anxiety and hope
Explores historical approaches to record and shape visual imagery
Explores contemporary and historical decorated paper methods
Explores how painters learned their craft in premodern China