Thursday, October 1, 2020

Met Anywhere: Inside the Museum

 

Met News

 

Met Anywhere: Inside the Museum

 

Angela Reynolds, Gretchen Rubin, and Hai-Hsin Huang

Met Stories / Episode 8: Caregiving

Linbania Jacobson tells the story of how her husband's dementia diagnosis led them to a program at The Met, which affirmed his humanity and gave meaning and joy to her role as a caregiver. Linbania, now a Volunteer with Met Access Programs, says, "I have found my new life." Watch now →

 

 

Three people wearing gloves and face masks set butcher paper over a case in the middle of an art museum gallery

Adapting to a New Normal: Dispatches from the Empty Met

When The Met closed its doors in March of this year, it began a new, uncertain chapter in the institution's 150-year history. We invited staff from across the Museum to send us dispatches from wherever they may be, about the innovative ways they were able to adapt, create, and care for the collection and each other as the world was struck by new and dangerous circumstances. Read now →


 

A black-and-white photo of a man shrouded in all-white cloth

Visualizing and Reconnecting Protagonists of a Sahelian Past

Over the last century alone, successive waves of migration from the Sahel have defined an influential and multigenerational global diaspora. This international presence comprises a significant part of the more than 170 million members who make up what the African Union refers to as Africa's sixth region: those who live outside its continental subdivisions of North, South, East, West, and Central Africa. Read now →

 

 

Black and white photograph of Alfred Launder working in a Repair Shop, 1936

Watson Library Staff Picks

Along with The Met's 150th celebrations, Watson Library has a series of blog posts and vitrine displays celebrating our hallmark year including staff picks—a selection of favorite books chosen by library staff from our encyclopedic collection which spans the entire history of art. Read now →

 

Featured Videos

An Edifice for Art: The Architecture of the Met

An Edifice for Art: The Architecture of the Met

Watch a video illustrating the Museum's evolution from a site in Central Park to a New York City landmark. Watch now →

 

 

Drop-in Drawing: Portraiture

Drop-in Drawing: Portraiture

Drop in anytime for a virtual session of our popular series and experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges. Learn the fundamentals of capturing facial features in this lesson focused on drawing portraits and self-portraits. Watch now →

 

The Unicorn Rests in a Garden (from the Unicorn Tapestries)

The Hunt of the Unicorn, 1974 | From the Vaults

The Met Cloisters is open! For those who can't make it to New York, this short film provides an opportunity to take a closer look at the Museum's seven beloved "Unicorn Tapestries." Watch now →

From The Met Store

The Met 150 | Edit | Several top brands have joined us to mark our milestone anniversay. | Shop now


Plan Your Visit

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters are now open! Watch this video or check out the visitor guidelines page to learn about our new health and safety protocols. Please note that our opening days and hours have changed.

From now through October 12, 2020, we are offering visitors free bicycle valet service located on The Met's plaza on Fifth Avenue near 83rd Street, north of the Museum's main entrance. See the hours and details here.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed ticket or reservation only and capacity will be limited. See the visitor guidelines page for more information on reserving or buying tickets in advance.

Buy or reserve your tickets now →