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About the Museum

Event Highlights: July 31–August 2

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Museum offers hundreds of events and programs each month—including lectures, performances, tours, family activities, and more. The following listings are just a sample of our upcoming programs.

Erté Is in Town! Designs for Delman's Shoes Now on View

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, by Femke Speelberg

Associate Curator Femke Speelberg surveys fashion and theatrical designs by Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté.

Art and Life in Thomas Hart Benton's America Today, with Randall Griffey

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, by Rachel High

Editorial Assistant Rachel High speaks to Randall Griffey, curator of the exhibition Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered and co-author of the accompanying Bulletin, about Benton's mural and the connections between his art and life.

The Met Around the World

The Met Around the World presents the Met's work via the global scope of its collection and as it extends across the nation and the world through a variety of domestic and international initiatives and programs, including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.

Museum Mission Statement

The original mission statement of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as it appeared in the original April 13, 1870, charter was reaffirmed and supplemented by the Trustees on January 13, 2015.

History of the Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes its Main Building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters museum and gardens in northern Manhattan, dates back to 1866.

Museum Departments

The Museum's departments are structured according to role, including collection-related activities, administrative duties, and education initiatives.

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Applications from candidates at all levels of training, experience, and education are accepted for positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas. In addition, more than one thousand dedicated volunteers work in areas throughout the Museum.

Annual Report and IRS Form 990

The Annual Report covers the period from July 1 of each year through June 30 of the following year, coinciding with the Museum's fiscal year.

The Form 990 covers the period from July 1 of each year through June 30 of the following year, coinciding with the Museum's fiscal year.

Collections Management Policy

The Collections Management Policy is intended to document the basic policies that guide the development and care of the Museum's art collection consistent with the mission of the Museum and with professional museum standards.

Contact Information

Main Building: 212-535-7710
The Cloisters: 212-923-3700
Ticketed Performances and Talks: 212-570-3949

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Press Room

The Press Room is available for use by working members of the media. Press releases on the Museum, its exhibitions, and recent news and announcements are available for viewing and downloading. Accredited press can view and request high-resolution press images for publication.

Urgent press-related queries can also be directed to us by telephone (212-570-3951), email (communications@metmuseum.org), or fax (212-472-2764).