Artwork of the day

Helmet Mask

Helmet Mask

Date: before 1880
Geography: Cameroon, Grassfields region
Culture: Bamum kingdom
Medium: Wood, copper, glass beads, raffia, cowrie shells
Dimensions: H. 26 x W. 14 x D. 10 3/4 in. (66 x 35.6 x 27.3 cm)
Classification: Beads-Sculpture
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967
Accession Number: 1978.412.560

Browse Highlights

Hunting Sword with Scabbard

Hunting Sword with Scabbard

Grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann (German, Imst 1717–1787 Passau)

Date: ca. 1740
Accession Number: 26.145.243a, b

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice)

Date: 1804–6
Accession Number: 67.110.1

Slide Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum

Slide Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum

Max Weber (American (born Russia), Bialystok 1881–1961 Great Neck, New York)

Date: 1916
Accession Number: 1975.321



Giorgio Armani (Italian, born 1934)

Date: fall/winter 2002–3
Accession Number: 2003.68a, b

So Sam Sai

So Sam Sai

Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.300

Search the Collections

Search Collections By:

  • Who
    Search by artist, maker, or culture
  • What
    Search by technique or material
  • Where
    Search by geographic location
  • When
    Search era or date of art
  • In the Museum
    Search by department in the museum

Suggested Searches:

Browse Highlights

Browse collection highlights selected by curators from the Museum's seventeen curatorial departments.

New Installations

In addition to temporary special exhibitions, the Museum often presents new installations of permanent collection galleries that have been renovated or reconfigured based on new scholarship, acquisitions, or research.


MetCollects invites the public for an intimate look at some of the hundreds of works of art that the Met acquires each year. These exciting new additions are introduced by the curators who proposed them for the Met's collection.


Works of art in the Museum's collections are on display in more than four hundred numbered galleries throughout the Main Building and The Cloisters. Overview descriptions of the galleries are organized by curatorial department to help you plan your visit.


Connections invites the Met's diverse staff to offer their personal perspectives on works of art in the Museum's vast collection. Their voices range from the authoritative to the highly subjective, and touch upon any number of themes and concepts. Connections was a 2011 year-long series comprising of 100 episodes, and inspires fresh ways to approach art.