Friday, April 24, 2020


The Met

Met Anywhere: Art for Solace

Image of a painting by Winslow Homer of a man reaping a wheat field.

Art for Solace: Winslow Homer's The Veteran in a New Field and More

Met staff reflect on artworks that have brought them solace, from a Winslow Homer painting to ancient board games.

Photograph of the catalogue for 'Painting After All'

Painting After All: Authors Sheena Wagstaff and Brinda Kumar on the Gerhard Richter Book and Exhibition

Learn about the German painter's art and influence in this conversation with the curators of The Met's exhibition, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All.

Photograph of Mindell Dubansky's Watson Library ID card from 1982

Reminiscences of a Bookbinder

Museum Librarian for Preservation Mindell Dubansky discusses the history of book conservation at The Met.

Photograph of The Varengeville Room, a French 18th-century period room at the Museum.

Attend Your Next Virtual Meeting in Style with these Ten Lavish Backgrounds

Spruce up your work-from-home aesthetic with iconic spaces and elegant artworks.

New Videos

Screenshot of the 'Crossroads' exhibition image overlayed with 4 speakers.

Insider Insights—Crossroads: Power and Piety

Join Met curators for a conversation on Power and Piety, part of Crossroads, a series of new installations drawn from diverse areas of The Met collection, and take a closer look at a pair of objects from Africa and Europe. Watch now →

Screenshot of the video, 'Curators' Choices'.

Curators' Choices, 1982 | From the Vaults

"Curator" comes from the Latin word "cura," meaning "to take care." If you've ever been curious to learn more about what curators do, join five Met curators as they discuss philosophies of collecting and valuation, favorite works of art, and life at the Museum. Watch now →

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Image: Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). The Veteran in a New Field, 1865. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.131) |

The Varengeville Room, ca. 1736–52 (with later additions). French, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1963 (63.228.1)