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Current Exhibitions

  • Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (Burdick 328, R414-7.219)

    Selections from the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick

    Through October 5, 2014

    The Burdick Baseball Card collection constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. The cards on view illustrate the history of baseball from the dead-ball era at the turn of the nineteenth century into the golden age and modern era of the sport.

  • Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

    Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

    Through October 13, 2014

    To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867–1928), the department's founding curator.

  • A Musician Charms a Mrig (Antelope); folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes) (detail)

    Ragamala: Picturing Sound

    Through December 14, 2014

    A ragamala, translated from Sanskrit as "garland of ragas," is a series of paintings depicting a range of musical melodies known as ragas. This exhibition features Indian paintings and musical instruments from the Museum's collection.

  • Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98–1543) | Margaret More (1505–1544), Wife of William Roper | 50.69.2

    In Miniature

    Through December 31, 2014

    This exhibition comprises two groups of portrait miniatures: British, from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and French, from the revolutionary period to the Empire. Also included are several eighteenth-century French gold boxes decorated with narratives or scenes in grisaille.

  • Amie Siegel | Provenance | June 23, 2014-January 4, 2015

    Amie Siegel: Provenance

    Through January 4, 2015

    Amie Siegel's three-part installation, Provenance, will be shown in its entirety for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum. Provenance is a touchstone in Siegel's work, with its accumulative, cinematic representation of economic and political cycles.

  • Utagawa Kokunimasa (Japanese, 1874–1944) | Swimming at Ōiso, Distant Views of Mount Fuji | JP3382a–c

    Kimono: A Modern History

    Through January 4, 2015

    Featuring more than fifty spectacular kimono dating from the eighteenth century to the present day, this exhibition tells a story about the Japanese garment whose designs mirror trends in pictorial and decorative arts of every era.

  • Detail, recto, Abraham Entertaining the Angels from Scenes from the Lives of Abraham and Isaac (41.100.57e)

    Examining Opulence: A Set of Renaissance Tapestry Cushions

    Through January 18, 2015

    This installation provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fascinating and indispensable work necessary to prepare objects for display by exploring the different questions curators and conservators pose when presented with six luxurious, late Renaissance tapestry-woven cushion covers.

  • Thomas Struth (German, b, 1954). Pantheon, Rome, 1990. Chromogenic print. Private collection, New York

    Thomas Struth: Photographs

    Through February 16, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates the Museum's unparalleled holdings of photographs by Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), one of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century.

  • Elephant and Two Boys

    Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings

    Through March 8, 2015

    Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated.

  • Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910)

    Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910)

    Through March 15, 2015

    Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carriès, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works are shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.

  • Unidentified Artist | Album of 100 Portraits of Personages from Chinese Opera (detail) | 30.76.299a–xx

    The Art of the Chinese Album

    Through March 29, 2015

    This exhibition showcases the album, one of the most intimate of Chinese painting formats. The special structure of the album, in which each turn of the page is an opportunity to remake the world anew, has presented unique possibilities and challenges for artists from the twelfth century to the present.

  • Sol LeWitt | Line Drawing #370

    Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370

    Through September 7, 2015

    In 1968, Sol LeWitt extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. His 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions will be on view through September 7, 2015.

  • Fabergé

    Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection

    Through November 27, 2016

    This selection of works by Fabergé from Matilda Geddings Gray's sumptuous collection is on long-term loan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Iconic works from the House of Fabergé have not been on public view in New York since 2004.