Friday, February 26, 2021

Met Anywhere: Perspectives



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Met Anywhere: Perspectives


Stills from 5 videos from The Met.

5 Powerful Stories on Black Art History

Watch five stories of Black art, culture, and history interwoven throughout The Met collection. Watch now →



Black and white photograph of the exhibition Harlem on My Mind.

"Harlem on Whose Mind?": The Met and Civil Rights

Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art; Maricelle Robles, Former Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement, Education Department; and Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge, The American Wing recount and reflect on the complicated legacy of the 1969 Met exhibition Harlem on My Mind. Read now →


The painting Untitled (Studio) by Kerry James Marshall

Close Look: Inside the Studio

Decoding the symbolism of Kerry James Marshall's 2014 painting Untitled (Studio). Read now →


Publications by Kris Graves, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, and Carrie Mae Weems

Black Art and Artists Matter: Collection Assessment and Expansion in Watson Library

Expanding narratives and diversifying Thomas J. Watson Library's collections are principles entrenched in Watson's collection development practice. Increasing African American representation in the Museum collection and exhibitions has been paralleled, if not surpassed, in the libraries' holdings. Read now →


Now on view

Goya's Graphic Imagination

Goya's Graphic Imagination

Through May 2, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

Regarded as one of the most remarkable artists from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) is renowned for his prolific activity as a draftsman and printmaker, producing about nine hundred drawings and three hundred prints during his long career. Through his drawings and prints, he expressed his political liberalism, criticism of superstition, and distaste for intellectual oppression in unique and compelling ways. Take a virtual tour →



Print of the Statue of Liberty

Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: New York Inspired

Through April 26, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

The Department of Drawings and Prints boasts more than one million drawings, prints, and illustrated books made in Europe and the Americas from around 1400 to the present day. Because of their number and sensitivity to light, the works can only be exhibited for a limited period and are usually housed in on-site storage facilities. To highlight the vast range of works on paper, the department organizes four rotations a year in the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery. Learn more →

Plan Your Visit

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters are 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 is by timed ticket or reservation only and capacity is limited. See the Plan Your Visit page for more information about making a reservation and buying tickets in advance.

The Eatery and the American Wing Café are now open. A vibrant culinary marketplace, The Eatery offers seasonal dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients, including kid-friendly options. For a quick coffee and snacks, head to the American Wing Café. For hours and locations, visit us online.

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Images: Kerry James Marshall (American, born 1955). Untitled (Studio), 2014. Acrylic on PVC panels, 83 ¼ × 119  ¼ in. (211.6 × 302.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Gift, Acquisitions Fund and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Multicultural Audience Development Initiative Gift, 2015 (2015.366). © Kerry James Marshall | Publications by Kris Graves, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, and Carrie Mae Weems on view in Watson’s 2018 Acquisition Highlights display | Goya, (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, 1746–1828). Seated Giant, by 1818. Burnished aquatint with scraping and strokes of 'lavis' added along the top of the landscape and within the landscape, 11 3/16 x 8 3/16 in. (28.4 x 20.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935 (35.42) | Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (French, 1834–1904). Presentation Drawing of "The Statue of Liberty Illuminating the World," 1875. Charcoal, heightened with white chalk, Sheet: 33 7/16 x 51 3/16 in. (85 x 130 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2014 (2014.486)