Founded in 1885, the museum is housed in a beaux-arts building with two additions and a renovation bringing it to 658,000 square feet comprising more than 100 galleries.
With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the collection offers a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.
In addition to American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art.
Explore diverse media, styles, genres, influences and subject matter
Works from a 70-year period highlight achievements in style and technology
Some 65 works focus on his early reception in America