Sunday, October 11, 2020

Met Anywhere: Perspectives

Met Anywhere: Perspectives


Read the latest on art and artists with Perspectives, The Met's brand new online magazine. Perspectives is The Met's new home for conversation-starting deep dives on art, illuminating interviews, personal essays, scientific discoveries, and more. Get a first look →

Three people looking at art in the galleries of Making The Met

Exhibition Tour—Making The Met, 1870–2020, Narrated by Steve Martin

Take a virtual tour of Making The Met, 1870–2020 with Steve Martin as your guide. Currently on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, the exhibition features a variety of stories from the museum's 150 year history told through outstanding works of art from the collection and the voices of the people who have made a lasting impact on the institution. Watch now →

A black and white photograph of Jacob Lawrence in 1957.

Reckoning with American History in Jacob Lawrence's "Struggle"

In this 1968 interview, Lawrence discusses the importance of centering Black contributions to U.S. history. The exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is currently on view at The Met Fifth Avenue. Read now →

A man at the top of the great hall staircase raising his hands.

Protecting and Inspiring Art: 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. This is the third installment of a four-part series. Read now →

Two dresses from the exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration

About Time: Fashion and Duration

Watch a preview of The Costume Institute's 2020 exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration, opening October 29 at The Met Fifth Avenue. The exhibition will trace a century and a half of fashion—from 1870 to the present—along a disruptive timeline, on the occasion of The Met's 150th anniversary.

Watch a longer video preview featuring additional looks from the exhibition on The Met's YouTube Channel.  Watch now →

Two sketches of cats laying down.

Drop-in Drawing: Feline Lines

Drop in anytime for a virtual session of our popular series and experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges. Spend this week's edition sketching your favorite cat or any other pet while learning the basics of foreshortening. Watch now →

A still from the film, Cities of the Gods, featuring a large stone head.

Cities of the Gods, 1970 | From the Vaults

Shot on location in Mexico and Honduras, "Cities of the Gods" was made to accompany the groundbreaking exhibition "Before Cortés: Sculpture of Middle America," which celebrated The Met's centennial in 1970. The exhibition told the sweeping story of the fascinating civilizations that flourished in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for centuries before European colonization, and brought many significant works never before seen outside their countries of origin to New York City. Watch 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.

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.


Exhibition Tickets
Members and visitors are required to have tickets to enter the exhibition Making The Met, 1870–2020.

If you are purchasing a General Admission ticket online, you can also reserve your exhibition ticket for Making The Met, 1870–2020 online.

If you are not purchasing a General Admission ticket online, you can reserve your same-day exhibition ticket in person during check-in at the Museum. Exhibition tickets are required for Members and visitors.

Buy or reserve your tickets now →