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
9th-century B.C. stone reliefs and their connection to contemporary artist Rayyane Tabet
62 northern-European artworks explore questions of worth
Selection of works from the collection on a rotating schedule for five years
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
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
The second commission to be featured on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue
50 works tell the story of the artist Jules Tavernier’s extraordinary career
A two-part exploration of fashion in the United States
Almost eight decades of work produced across 45 countries
40 works of 18th-century European decorative arts alongside 150 Disney production artworks
The story of Japanese art