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.
30 works from 1908 excavations in Egypt's Western Desert
Some 75 works, organized thematically, present key issues in 17th-century Dutch culture
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
Some fifty examples of paintings and decorative arts from the American Aesthetic movement and the Gilded Age.
Close looking at the heart of Chinese painting and calligraphy
Selection of works from the collection on a rotating schedule for five years
Selections from the Met's rich collection of contemporary photography
100+ works follow his evolution as a graphic artist
Images by 120+ women photographers from 20+ countries, from the 1920s to the 1950s
Explores themes in The Met's extensive collection of European painting
Depictions of oxen and water buffalo created by artists in the last 3,000 years
100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors position Neel as one of the 20th century’s radical painters
The ninth in a series of site-specific commissions for the roof garden
90 portraits in a wide range of mediums, including many by the period's most celebrated artists
35 portraits, notable for precise observation and sensitivity of depiction of the sitters
The second commission to be featured on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue
Six portraits provide a rare view of a pivotal moment of artistic innovation
75 works chart the evolution of abstraction in clay
50 works tell the story of the artist Jules Tavernier’s extraordinary career