Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Artist Project: 12 of The Met’s Favorite Episodes

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The Met, Anywhere: Artists

The artist Kehinde Wiley walks through a gallery of portraits by John Singer Sargent.

The Artist Project: 12 of Our Favorite Episodes

Five years ago, The Met invited 120 contemporary artists from around the world to choose artworks that inspire them from the Museum's collection. The Artist Project features videos of these artists digging deep into several millennia of art to pull out threads that resonate with them today.  Watch now →

Photographs of 3 MetGalaChallenge participants making their looks

#MetGalaChallenge: The Creative Journeys Behind Our Favorite DIY'd Met Gala Looks

We reached out to creators of our favorite #MetGalaChallenge entries to learn firsthand what went into the making of their DIY'd Met Gala looks.
See the looks →

Film still with the image of a painted head from the video

Head, 1975–A Short Film by George Griffin

A gem of analog animation, George Griffin's "Head" (1975) offers a delightfully snarky and clever self-portrait of the artist as a not-so-young man, undone by his own cartoon surrogate. Watch now →

In Case You Missed It

Video preview image of a Japanese silk hanging scroll depicting Irises and a Moth next to a hand drawn picture of a houseplant

Drop-in Drawing: Composition and Shapes

Drop in anytime for a virtual session of our popular series and experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges. In this episode, celebrate the changing of the seasons with a botanical drawing exercise that focuses on composition and building shapes through simplified forms. Start drawing →

Video preview image of islamic iron mail armor before and after conservation

Insider Insights: Conserving a Piece of Islamic Armor

Join Met conservator Sean Belair as he discusses his role at the Museum and shares details from the conservation of an Islamic mail shirt made up of 12,000 inscribed rings. Watch now →