Gifts in Celebration of the Museum’s Anniversary

January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

The Met’s 150th anniversary is an exciting opportunity to further evolve the institution’s encyclopedic collection in all curatorial areas, with an eye toward presenting multiple historical narratives. The Museum has received exceptional gifts from more than 150 generous collectors and supporters in honor of the anniversary, ranging from important individual artworks to large collections comprising many dozens of objects.

Individual works will be displayed at various points throughout the galleries of The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Special labels will identify the objects on view in the galleries, and their gallery locations will be continually updated on this page.

Exhibitions dedicated to 150th anniversary gifts include:

Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore, December 2, 2019–closing dates to be announced

2020 Vision: Photographs, 1840s–1860s: December 3, 2019–December 13, 2020

Photography's Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection, March 10, 2020–November 30, 2020

Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, ongoing

Individual gifts on view throughout The Met’s two locations are featured below.