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


The Design and Installation of Golden Kingdoms through an Intern's Eyes

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Curatorial Intern Ji Mary Seo takes readers behind the scenes of Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas as teams from across the Museum prepare for the exhibition's opening.

This Weekend at The Met

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:30:00 -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.

Diamond Mountains and the 2018 Winter Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:51:34 -0500

What do the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and an exhibition of Korean art at The Met have in common? Soyoung Lee, curator of Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia, explains.

Decoding the Silver Caesars: A Conversation with Mary Beard and Julia Siemon, Part Two

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:30:00 -0500

Senior Editor Sumi Hansen interviews Cambridge classicist Mary Beard and Assistant Research Curator Julia Siemon about the stories behind the images on the famous Aldobrandini Tazze.

This Week at The Met

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:50:00 -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.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as a Family at The Met

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:49:00 -0500

Assistant Educator Julie Marie Seibert introduces The Met's celebrations for the Year of the Dog.

Sculpture on the Move: A Century of Rodin at The Met

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Research Associate Elyse Nelson takes readers on a century-spanning tour of Auguste Rodin at The Met.

Exploring the Love Letters of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0500

Managing Editor Michael Cirigliano II discusses with Simon Callow and Alan Cumming the legacy of Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy's relationship, which has been immortalized through their frequent letters and David Hockney's double portrait.

Creating Access beyond The Met Collection on Wikipedia

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:39:00 -0500

Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon reflects on the impact The Met's Open Access initiative has had in making the Museum's collection one of the most accessible on the internet.

What's On at The Met Breuer This February

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

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

Behind the Mask: The Archaeology of Golden Kingdoms

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0500

Curator Joanne Pillsbury previews the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, which will illuminate the role of luxury arts along the Golden Road of the ancient Americas.

"And not one will know of the war": Artistic Meditations on an Environment in Crisis

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:17:00 -0500

Associate Curator Jennifer Farrell highlights a selection of works on view in Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Lagoons to Monsoons that confront the ways in which our environment is under assault.

Snapshots: A Trip to Iran with The Met

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:57:00 -0500

Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art, shares moments from her recent Travel with The Met tour to Iran.

Save the Date: An Open Access Anniversary Event at The Met

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:47:00 -0500

Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon announces an event on February 13 to mark the one-year anniversary of Open Access at The Met.

Decoding the Silver Caesars: A Conversation with Mary Beard and Julia Siemon, Part One

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:35:00 -0500

Senior Editor Sumi Hansen interviews Cambridge classicist Mary Beard and Assistant Research Curator Julia Siemon about the exhibition The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery, on view at The Met.

A Raffle Ticket to Win a "Michelangelo"?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Associate Curator Femke Speelberg recounts the interesting tale of a painting based on a cartoon by Michelangelo that was almost given away by raffle in 1735.

Afterlife Identities: Art and Peoples of Kharga Oasis

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:11:00 -0500

Co-curator Andrea Achi shares insights into the cross-cultural identities of the peoples who inhabited late-antique Kharga Oasis.

The Dining Room at The Met: A Distinguished History

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:26:00 -0500

Marketing Director Lisa Vrod and Satellites Manager Katie Didrichsen of Restaurant Services detail the history of The Met’s Dining Room.

Rodin's Portraits of His Contemporaries: An Increasingly Uneasy Affair

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Collections Management Associate Jane R. Becker examines how Rodin's portraits are among the artist's most experimental works.

James M. Saslow on Sensuality and Spirituality in Michelangelo's Poetry

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0500

Research Assistant Jeffrey Fraiman sits down with scholar James M. Saslow to discuss Michelangelo's practice as a poet, the meaning of his gift drawings, and the study of the artist's homoeroticism since his death in 1564.

The Met's Updated Admissions Policy

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0500

President and CEO Daniel H. Weiss announces an update to The Met's admissions policy and shares the reasons why the Museum needs to make this change in order to sustain its mission for future generations.

One Hundred Years of the Great War through the Eyes of Four Female Artists

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:35:00 -0500

Associate Curator Jennifer Farrell highlights a group of female artists whose work directly confronts the pain and devastation of World War I.

Our Year in Blogging: 2017 Edition

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0500

Managing Editor Michael Cirigliano II takes a look back at blog highlights from 2017.

Curator Conversation: Seeing the Northern Renaissance through Contemporary Eyes with Elizabeth Cleland

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Editor Will Fenstermaker tours Relative Values with Associate Curator Elizabeth Cleland, discussing the value of art in the northern Renaissance.

Humor and Horror: Printed Propaganda during World War I

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Illustrated by works on view in World War I and the Visual Arts, Assistant Curator Allison Rudnick explores the many uses of printed propaganda during World War I.

The Final Days: Five Portraits from Leonardo to Matisse

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:24:00 -0500

Curators Dita Amory and Alison Manges Nogueira discuss five portrait drawings from the exhibition Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection.

Auguste Rodin and Claude Monet: The Pursuit of Nature

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Assistant Curator Alison Hokanson discusses the ways in which Auguste Rodin and Claude Monet pursued similar depictions of nature.

Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen: Queer Voices of Memorial in Wartime

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Managing Editor Michael Cirigliano II explores the ways in which two queer artists, Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen, used their respective mediums to memorialize the effects of World War I.

Language of a Genius—Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer with Author Carmen C. Bambach

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Publishing and Marketing Assistant Rachel High speaks with Curator Carmen C. Bambach about the power of Michelangelo's drawings and the artist's savvy shaping of his own history.

The Halls Are Decked at The Met Cloisters

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Administrator Christina Alphonso gives visitors a tour of the Christmastide decorations adorning The Met Cloisters this holiday season.