Monday, June 28, 2021

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The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570—A Study in Influence

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570—A Study in Influence

Power struggles in 16th-century Italy were epic. One family crushed it. See how they did it. Prime yourself for the newly opened exhibition. Explore now →



Three Artists' Books in Celebration of Juneteenth

Three Artists' Books in Celebration of Juneteenth

These recent additions to The Met's Watson Library celebrate Black joy and liberation. Read now →



Alice Neel and Gay Liberation | Insider Insights

Alice Neel and Gay Liberation | Insider Insights

Explore Alice Neel's relationship with queer culture and the vivid portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) subjects she painted in the 1970s, including artist Jackie Curtis and poet Adrienne Rich. Learn how Neel's portraits coincided with the gay liberation movement, contributed to increasing queer visibility, and used visual puns as a means of encoding queer sexual identity and desire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Alice Neel: People Come First. Watch now →



Faraj Abyad: The Loyalty of the Poet | MetLiveArts

Faraj Abyad: The Loyalty of the Poet | MetLiveArts

Arabic poetry is set to new music by Syrian American composer, vocalist, and musician Faraj Abyad. Rooted in the work of sixth-century Arabian warrior-poet Samaw'al Ibn 'Adiya, whose work has long been admired by Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike, Abyad extends the trajectory of his poetry by adding new writings by three living Arabic poets. Together these works explore themes of love, longing, separation, and the enduring power of poetry. Watch now →


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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. See the Plan Your Visit page for more information about making a reservation and buying tickets in advance.

Summertime Dining Now Available
Located on the David H. Koch Plaza at The Met Fifth Avenue near 83rd Street, the new Plaza Cafe offers delicious grab-and-go sandwiches, house-made lemonade and iced tea, and refreshing fruit ice pops. Uptown at The Met Cloisters, relax in the Trie Café and enjoy salads, sandwiches, and desserts with a glass of wine or beer, surrounded by serene gardens and medieval architecture. For hours and locations, visit us online.

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Images: Bronzino (1503–1572) and Workshop. Eleonora di Toledo and Francesco de' Medici (detail), ca. 1550, Oil on panel. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, Pisa (1949 all. 7 n. 25) © Haltadefinizione® Image Bank, by permission of the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage - Polo Museale della Toscana | Cover image of fayemi shakur, A Womb of Violet: An Anthology (Newark: Project for Empty Space, 2019) | Alice Neel. Geoffrey Hendricks and Brian (detail), 1978. Oil on canvas. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift. © The Estate of Alice Neel