Subscribe: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Now at the Met
Preview: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Now at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Now at The Met

​Explore rich articles and multimedia features about the Museum's current exhibitions, events and performances, announcements, behind-the-scenes activities, and more.


This Week at The Met

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:30:00 -0500

From exhibition tours and gallery talks to immersive performances and family programs, The Met offers a wide range of events every day across its three locations. The following listings are just a sample of what's on this week.

This Weekend at The Met

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, see why The Met should be your destination this weekend.

John Singer Sargent and World War I: Public Art and Personal Loss

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Assistant Curator Stephanie L. Herdrich explores John Singer Sargent's work during World War I and the ways he sought to convey the magnitude and loss of the devastating conflict.

What's On at The Met Breuer This December

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Here's a curated list of events at The Met Breuer this month.

Curator Conversation: Reflecting on War through Art with Jennifer Farrell

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Managing Editor Michael Cirigliano takes a tour of World War I and the Visual Arts with Associate Curator Jennifer Farrell to discuss the wide range of artists and artistic approaches represented in the exhibition.

Music and Isolation: Aizuri Quartet Brings Uncompromising Musical Visions to The Met

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:30:00 -0500

Violinist Miho Saegusa introduces readers to the diverse program of works the Aizuri Quartet will perform on December 1 as part of their yearlong MetLiveArts residency.

Not Rodin: Misattributed Drawings in The Met Collection

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Assistant Curator Ashley Dunn examines drawings that were discovered to be misattributed to Auguste Rodin during the curation of Rodin at The Met.

Join Us at The Met for a Wikipedia Asian Month Edit-a-thon

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:56:00 -0500

Join us as we work to use The Met's collection to expand Wikipedia's Asian art and culture articles

Spend an Autumn Day at The Met

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:06:00 -0500

To celebrate the fall, Digital Editor Pac Pobric offers a tour of some autumnal works at The Met Fifth Avenue.

What Is It Like to Work in a Museum Like The Met?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Senior Publicist Meryl Cates invites young professionals and students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees to learn more about careers in the museum field at The Met's upcoming Career Insights event.

The Artist Project: Christopher Noey in Conversation with Walton Ford and Nina Katchadourian

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:16:00 -0500

Author Christopher Noey converses with artists Walton Ford and Nina Katchadourian about The Artist Project, a new book based on the online series.

Rodin, Redon, Renoir: Selecting Paintings for Rodin at The Met

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Assistant Curator Alison Hokanson discusses how she found the perfect paintings to complement Rodin's sculptures in the Rodin at The Met exhibition.

War, Socialism, and Cats: Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen's Political Artistic Practice

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:30:00 -0400

Guest author Magdalyn Asimakis explores the artistic practice of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, one of the artists featured in the exhibition World War I and the Visual Arts.

Counting Cows—Curating Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Associate Curator Elizabeth Cleland writes on how Relative Values challenges visitors to view the Northern Renaissance with contemporary eyes.

Artist in Residence Andrea Miller on Stone Skipping at the Temple of Dendur

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Senior Publicist Meryl Cates interviews Artist in Residence Andrea Miller about the development of her performance Stone Skipping at the Temple of Dendur.

Curator Conversation: Exploring Contemporary Aboriginal Art with Maia Nuku

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Managing Editor Michael Cirigliano talks with Associate Curator Maia Nuku about the art-making traditions explored in the exhibition On Country: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan-Levi Gift.

Michelangelo at the Marble Quarries

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:30:00 -0400

In anticipation of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, Curator Carmen C. Bambach takes a look at the hands-on approach Michelangelo took in selecting the marble used in his sculptures.

Digital Is More Than a Department, It Is a Collective Responsibility

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:00:00 -0400

Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon considers the ways in which cultural institutions can meet the digital demands of both external users and internal colleagues in the digital age.

Getting to Know William—Inside and Out

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:13:00 -0400

Three conservators at The Met share what they discovered when they examined William the hippo up close. 

The Scarred Face of Beauty: Rodin and World War I

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:29:00 -0400

Examining a print in World War I and the Visual Arts, Assistant Curator Ashley Dunn shares with readers Auguste Rodin's contributions to the Great War.

Art as Influence and Response: A First Look at World War I and the Visual Arts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Associate Curator Jennifer Farrell gives readers an introductory look at the artists, themes, and works on view in the exhibition World War I and the Visual Arts.

The World Is Never Sane: Delirious with Author Kelly Baum

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:14:00 -0400

Publishing and Marketing Assistant Rachel High discusses forms of delirium with the curator of Delirious, on view at The Met, Kelly Baum.

Two Artists Featured in Artist Project Series Named 2017 MacArthur Fellows

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The Museum community congratulates Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Dawoud Bey—two artists featured in The Met's 2015–16 Artist Project series—on their 2017 MacArthur fellowships.

Rodin Was a Redhead: A Historic Portrait at The Met

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Assistant Curator Alison Hokanson looks at an iconic portrait of Auguste Rodin as part of Rodin at The Met.

How William the Hippo Got His Name

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:07:00 -0400

Curator Isabel Stünkel and Research Associate Kei Yamamoto tell the story of how The Met's beloved unofficial mascot, William the Hippo, got his name.

How to Read (and Display) Architectural Drawings

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Two scholars from the Department of Drawings and Prints highlight a selected group of architectural drawings currently on view in the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery.

A World of Sports at The Met

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:39:00 -0400

Press officer Egle Zygas invites readers to see 10 artworks and objects spanning more than 2,000 years of sports around the world.

Making Rodin at The Met: Photos of a Gallery's Transformation

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Research Associate Elyse Nelson takes visitors on a tour of a gallery's evolution in preparation for Rodin at The Met.

The Solar Eclipse and the Substitute King

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:45:00 -0400

Sarah Graff, associate curator in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, reveals a surprising ancient Assyrian ritual, routinely performed at the time of a solar eclipse, that involved the creation of a temporary substitute king.

The First Total Solar Eclipse Ever Captured in Photographs in the United States

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:44:12 -0400

Curator Jeff L. Rosenheim showcases the first daguerreotypes made of a total solar eclipse, by photographers William and Frederick Langenheim.