Art Museums

Armor | Italian | The Met

This armor was assembled and restored under the direction of Dr. Bashford Dean in the 1920s, when it was part of his private collection. It consists …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoes | probably British | The Met

This pair of simple but elegant latchet shoes exhibits all the classic features from the second quarter of the 18th century, beautifully crafted and …

Shoes

Discoveries—Masks (Ages 5–17)

This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Dining Room at The Met: A Distinguished History

For many years, trustees, staff and Members of The Met have been privy to a carefully kept secret: a serene dining room on the fourth floor of the …

Restaurants

This Weekend at The Met

Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, there is something …

Museums

Graphically Yours: Tracing David Bowie's Art Influences through Watson's Collection

We all know that David Bowie, who passed away two years ago yesterday, left an indelible impression on the music world. But did you know that Bowie's …

Art

The Magical Powers of Egyptian Faience

The ancient Egyptian faience collar in The Met collection pictured above was part of the Museum's holdings long before anyone knew it. In 1920, …

Egypt

Adoration of the Magi | South Netherlandish | The Met

This small, intimate scene combines two episodes: above, the three<br>kings follow the star to Bethlehem (now mostly lost); below, they adore the infant …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

While it may not surprise you to learn that Auguste Rodin sculpted more than 100 portraits, would you have guessed that the granddaddy of modern …

Art

Janus Helmet Mask (Wanyugo) | Senufo peoples | The Met

Zoomorphic helmet masks like the one seen here are worn by members of the all-male Senufo association known as Poro, during funerals of important …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Behind the Scenes, Work on the Skylights Project Has Begun

Visitors to the European Paintings galleries will not see evidence of our preparation for the replacement of the skylights—an enormous infrastructure …

Metropolitan Museum of Art