Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Met Anywhere: Talks and Tours

Met Anywhere: Talks and Tours


Curator Kelly Baum in the galleries looking at a painting by Alice Neel.

Virtual Tour—Alice Neel: People Come First  

Take a virtual tour of Alice Neel: People Come Firstwhich presents Alice Neel (1900-1984) as one of the twentieth century’s most radical artists, and a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art. Watch now →

Shot of the European Paintings Gallery.

Reimagining the European Painting Galleries, from Giotto to Goya 

The Met's greatest Old Master paintings are back on view in a series of provocative galleries that introduce fresh themes and narratives about European art. Read now →


A conservator working on a large golden altarpiece.

Conserving the Giovanni di Paolo altarpiece 

Follow the two-year-long conservation treatment of the Madonna and Child with Saints altarpiece (1454) by Giovanni di Paolo, which hadn't been treated since it came into The Met collection in 1932. Watch the conservators as they remove discolored varnish, old overpaints, overgildings, and reconstructions, retouch paint losses and ingild abrasions, and replace missing and damaged frame elements. Watch now →

Left, a painting of a camel. Right, a still image of assistant curator Julia Perratore.

Insider Insights—The Camel at The Cloisters

Discover how a 12th-century Spanish painting of a camel, an animal not native to Europe, suggests medieval Spain’s connection to the world beyond its borders. Watch now →

A print of an outreached hand holding up a cut-out scene of a structure amidst palm trees.

Touring the World with "Art in Embassies"

Assistant Museum Librarian for Technical Services and Reference discusses art catalogs from the United States Embassies. Read now →

Exhibitions Highlights

'Peacocks and Cherry Tree' by Imazu Tatsuyuki

Japan: A History of Style 

Through April 24, 2022
The Met Fifth Avenue

Black and white drawing of a bearded man looking over his shoulder.

Goya's Graphic Imagination 

Through May 2, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

A photograph of a 19th-century interior, with orange patterned wallpaper, a carved wooden chair, and a framed painting of an autumn landscape

Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore 


Through April 18, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

A painting of an island with Indigenous people helping shipwrecked settlers and slaves ashore

The Great Hall Commission: Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People 


Through April 19, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

A painted depiction of the bodhisattva Manjushri against a bright red background, seated crossed legged on a cushion, from the Mandala of Manjuvajra

Bodhisattvas of Wisdom, Compassion, and Power 


Through October 16, 2022
The Met Fifth Avenue

Headshot of Alex Da Corte with overlaid text, "The Roof Garden Commission. Alex Da Corte As Long as the Sun Lasts"

The Roof Garden Commission: Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts 


April 16–October 31, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

A young man looking aloofly in the direction of the viewer poses within a bare and enigmatic architectural interior. Overlay text reads “The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512-1570”.

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 


June 26–October 11, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

A black and white photograph of a young woman taking a photograph with a camera.

The New Woman Behind the Camera 


July 2–October 3, 2021
The Met Fifth Avenue

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Plan Your Visit

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