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Introducing Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History

Look inside Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History and explore The Met's renowned collection, which spans the globe and represents over five thousand years of human creativity. This innovative new book highlights nearly 900 of the Museum's most popular works while offering fresh ways of understanding visual culture from prehistory to the present.

Imaging Production Manager Wilson Santiago works on an AR model of the zemí cohoba stand.

Bring an Island Deity to Life with Augmented Reality

Now you can explore a zemí—a Taíno deity present in healing ceremonies—at home in augmented reality.

Artists Devin N. Morris (left) and Khari Johnson Ricks, viewing works by Carybe, Jan Voss, Eikoh Hosoe, Marianetta Porter, Miller & Shellabarger, David Hammons, and Ren Hang.

Watson Library Is for Artists

Slavic and Special Collections Librarian Jared Ash discusses how artists use the Thomas J. Watson Library collection.

Screenshot of Robert Flaherty from the short film titled, The Pottery Maker.

From the Vaults: On Robert Flaherty's The Pottery Maker, with Silent-Film Accompanist Ben Model

Take a deeper look at Flaherty's enigmatic short and learn about the new score by Ben Model.

Oil painting that depicts two women contemplating a newly arrived letter. The elegantly dressed mistress is dramatically lit, while the modest maid emerges from the dark background to deliver the message. The letter's inscrutable contents and the mistress' ambiguous expression evoke a sense of mystery and foreboding.

Take a Look Behind the Curtain of Johannes Vermeer's Enigmatic Masterpiece

Scientists and a conservator at The Met, an art historian at The Frick Collection, and scientists at the Doerner Institut in Munich team up to investigate changes to the composition and the discoloration of some paint passages.


Screenshot of South African cellist Thapelo Masita at The Met Cloisters.

World Music Day—Thapelo Masita at The Met Cloisters

In a moving reflection on hope, unity, and community, South African cellist Thapelo Masita weaves Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major together with African American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's "Lamentations" and spirituals in a performance recently recorded in the empty galleries of The Met Cloisters. Watch now →

Screenshot of Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met discuss Zarina's Home Is a Foreign Place.

Insider Insights—Zarina's Home Is a Foreign Place

Join a Met curator to explore Home is a Foreign Place, a suite of 36 woodcut prints on handmade paper by the artist Zarina. The series explores memory and home through an evocative combination of text and image. Watch now →