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)
More than thirty-five works reveal artistic legacies of slavery in the Western world
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
Traces the transformation of the kimono over three centuries
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
50 ceramic objects from the decades before the Civil War
New sculptures for the facade niches that reference works in the collection
More than 100 objects trace the transformation of the arts in Tudor England
A radically new view juxtaposes Cubist works with 17th-19th century trompe l’oeil paintings
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