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.
17th-19th century paintings capture a 5th-century B.C epic narrative
Some 75 works, organized thematically, present key issues in 17th-century Dutch culture
1000 years of figural representation, conveying the inner spirit
116 masterworks from more than 40 indigenous traditions (2nd to early-20th century)
Fifteen important London-made firearms, dating c.1760 through 1830
50+ paintings and 80+ masterworks of decorative arts, from ancient to modern times
New annual commission of sculptures for the Museum facade niches
9th-century B.C. stone reliefs and their connection to contemporary artist Rayyane Tabet
62 northern-European artworks explore questions of worth
Artistic exchange around the Caribbean before the 16th century
Two monumental paintings commissioned for The Met's Great Hall
Highlights the important role of gifts in developing the Met's collection
Exploring a wide range of topics related to Rome and its antiquities
Some fifty examples of paintings and decorative arts from the American Aesthetic movement and the Gilded Age.
Some 150 objects trace the legacy of African empires and their visual arts
More than sixty photographs provide an essential history and new interpretation of the medium.
More than 250 superlative works of art celebrate the history of the Met
More than a century and a half of fashion explores how clothes generate temporal associations
The multi-paneled work reunited for the first time in more than half a century
Close looking at the heart of Chinese painting and calligraphy
Focused installation brings together the four canvases of this landmark series plus an earlier work in glass
Selection of works from the collection on a rotating schedule for five years
Selections from the Met's rich collection of contemporary photography
Eighth in the series of rooftop garden commissions.