The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met," is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side; it extends the museum's modern and contemporary art program.

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  • In this video, artist Huma Bhabha and curator Shanay Jhaveri discuss her sculpture We Come in Peace, the 2018 site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. Bhabha's work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, she ...

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  • Take a tour through the galleries of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from February 28 through May 28, 2018. #GoldenKingdoms https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/golden-kingdoms The exhibition is made possible in part by David Yurman. Additional support is provided by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Alic...

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  • In this video, Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings, provides an overview of the Skylights Project—in which the skylights that admit natural overhead light into the galleries for optimal viewing of the collection will be replaced—and describes the role natural light plays in enhancing the experience of looking at paintings. https://www.metmuseum....

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  • Look inside “Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body,” which examines key sculptural works from 14th-century Europe to the global present, providing new insights into the strategies artists deploy to blur the distinction between art and life. Insightful essays by both art historians and contemporary artists consider works by artists ranging from Donatello and Degas to Picasso, Kiki Smith, and Je...

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  • Our world has been shaped by people on the move. At the World Culture Festival that took place on November 4, 2017, guests discovered connections between art and culture that travel beyond borders. They also celebrated their families' own journeys through performances, storytelling, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.  Credits #MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, ...

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  • Watch a video that illuminates the dramatic transformation of Paris during the Second Empire (1852–70) into a city of tree-lined boulevards, parks, and neighborhood squares. This vast urban renewal initiative increased public green space a hundredfold, grounding both horticultural and artistic innovation. Featuring a map of the renovated capital and engravings from: Adolphe Alphand, Les Promenade...

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  • Watch a video that illuminates the dramatic transformation of Paris during the Second Empire (1852–70) into a city of tree-lined boulevards, parks, and neighborhood squares. This vast urban renewal initiative increased public green space a hundredfold, grounding both horticultural and artistic innovation. Featuring a map of the renovated capital and engravings from: Adolphe Alphand, Les Promenade...

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  • Watch a video preview of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters from May 10 through October 8, 2018. Featuring Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition will feature a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion...

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  • Watch a video preview of the exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from April 16 through July 29, 2018. Featuring Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, Henry R. Kravis Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. The palace of Versailles and its gardens have attracted travelers ever since it was transformed under the direction of the Sun King, Louis XIV, from ...

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  • Look inside “Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art,” the first book in English to explore the pictorial representations of this grand and varied landscape of the Diamond Mountains, known in Korea as Mount Geumgang. Perhaps the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean Peninsula, this breathtaking range of rocky peaks, waterfalls, lagoons, and man-made pavilions has in...

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  • Watch a video preview of the exhibition Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), on view at The Met Breuer from March 21 through July 22, 2018. Featuring Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century ...

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  • Look inside “Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings,” the first book to present the most celebrated American landscape artist of his generation as an international figure in direct dialogue with the major landscape painters of the age. Emphasizing the British-born artist’s travels in England and Italy from 1829 to 1832 and his crucial interactions with such painters as Turner and Constable, the...

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  • Watch a video featuring time-lapse photography of the installation of Thomas Cole's The Course of Empire for the exhibition Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings, on view at the Met Fifth Avenue January 30 through May 13, 2018. #ThomasCole https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/thomas-cole Featured Artwork: Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848). The Course of Empire: The Savage St...

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  • Watch a video featuring beautiful scenery of the Diamond Mountains through the seasons. Produced in association with Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue February 7 through May 20, 2018. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/diamond-mountains The exhibition is made possible by The Met's collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, S...

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  • Watch a video introduction to Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings, narrated by Sting. Celebrated as one of America's preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) was born in northern England at the start of the Industrial Revolution, immigrated to the United States in his youth, and traveled extensively throughout England and Italy as a young artist. He returned to America to crea...

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  • Watch a video that reveals the findings of a technical examination conducted by The Met's conservation team on Thomas Cole's The Oxbow (1836) and The Course of Empire: The Consummation of Empire (1835–36). This study uncovered that the two works, although quite different in appearance, are connected in surprising ways. Featured objects: Thomas Cole (American, 1801–1848). View from Mount Holyoke,...

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  • Check out drawings kids made of their favorite museum memory! And see artworks at The Met that may have inspired them. Kids made the illustrations as part of the Dine and Draw program in The Cafeteria. Can't wait to make your latest masterpiece? Get inspired right now by art on #MetKids. Ask an adult to email a photo of your artwork to metkids@metmuseum.org for a chance to have it featured on #M...

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  • Watch a video preview of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury & Legacy in the Ancient Americas. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue from February 28 through May 28, 2018. Featuring Joanne Pillsbury, Andrall E. Pearson Curator of Ancient American Art, The Met. This landmark exhibition of luxury arts of the Incas, the Aztecs, and their predecessors will trace the emergence and florescence of goldwo...

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  • Watch a slide show featuring five Vajracharyas Buddhist priests of Nepal, led by Manjushri Shriratna Bajracharya, officiating at the Sevenfold Supreme Offering ceremony (Saptavidhanuttara-puja) to set the devotee on the Buddha-path. The Saptavidhanuttara-puja was commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and performed at the 17th-century urban monastery of Chhsuya Bahal, Kathmandu, on Novemb...

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  • "Can an invention remain new?": Alisa LaGamma on the tsesah crest For MetCollects, Alisa LaGamma, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of the Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, discusses the recently acquired tsesah crest by the Bamileke peoples of the from the Cameroon Grassfields region. Featured Artwork: Crest (tsesah), 18th century. Cameroon, Grassfields regio...

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  • There are over a million artworks to see at The Met and over seven million visitors each year! Have you ever wondered who keeps the place safe? Find out with James, age 10. Credits #MetKids is a digital feature made for, with and by kids! http://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/ About #MetKids http://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/about Production Credits http://www...

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  • Watch excerpts from a dialogue between Teju Cole and Laura Poitras, from the exhibition Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 27 through December 17, 2017. #MetTalkingPictures https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/talking-pictures The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. © 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Watch a video that reveals, through high-resolution photography, the marvelous low-relief images that decorate the Vitellius tazza, a masterpiece of Renaissance goldsmiths’ work. The video is narrated by classicist Mary Beard. Produced in association with The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from December 12, 2017–March 11, 2018. Following its presentation at...

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  • Watch a video that reveals, through high-resolution photography, the marvelous low-relief images that decorate the Nero tazza, a masterpiece of Renaissance goldsmiths’ work. The video is narrated by classicist Mary Beard. Produced in association with The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from December 12, 2017–March 11, 2018. Following its presentation at The ...

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  • Watch excerpts from a dialogue between Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner, from the exhibition Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 27 through December 17, 2017. #MetTalkingPictures https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/talking-pictures The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. © 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Follow along with Carter, age 11, and learn how to make a navigational chart chart to show friends and family how to find your favorite things. Materials: • wood sticks • glue dots or school glue • twist ties • paper • pencil • color pencils Instructions: 1. On a piece of paper, draw your home and favorite things in each room. Color in your favorite things. 2. Use sticks to create a frame. A...

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  • Watch excerpts from a dialogue between Nina Katchadourian and Lenka Clayton, from the exhibition Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 27 through December 17, 2017. #MetTalkingPictures https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/talking-pictures The exhibition is made possible by Adobe. © 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of...

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  • Watch a video showing the conservation of a Michelangelo drawing on loan from Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, in preparation for the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. The Met's paper conservator Marjorie Shelley takes us through the complex and delicate process of restoring this beautiful architectural drawing. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/miche...

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