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
3rd- to 8th-century art from Egypt explores social status, wealth, and living well in Late Antiquity
Explores the transformative role of enamel during the Ming and Qing dynasties
100+ objects of jade and other hardstones
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
More than 150 paintings and works on paper examine the interactions of these two artists
Chronological exploration of the twin themes of anxiety and hope
Explores how painters learned their craft in premodern China
16 works illustrate rabbits as a prominent Chinese artistic subject since ancient time
Specialized armor on loan from the Imperial Armoury, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
More than one hundred historical, modern, and contemporary clay works
100+ works explore how artists expressed political messages and ideologies
Four abstract polychrome sculptures
Sixty-five paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Matisse and Derain
A range of masterworks reveal Africa’s pivotal interactions with Byzantium
Explores the mid-19th century photographs of Maxime Du Camp
Cubism in relation to decorative painting conventions and architectural space
Korean modern &contemporary art in the Met’s collection plus important international loans
The creativity and artistic legacy of 70+ women fashion designers, ca. 1910 to today
160 works explore Black artists' portrayal of everyday life in the 1920s–40s
250+/- garments and accessories spanning four centuries
Works from the 1970s to today that reflect upon feelings of nostalgia and sentimentality
Works on paper by British artists working from 1700 to 1900
This year's page displayed in Charles Dickens’s original manuscript of A Christmas Carol