Photo showing members of an orchestra in concert. Musicians are seated, dressed in black, and playing string and wind instruments.

Tan Dun—Symphony of Colors: Terracotta and Triple Concerto: Hero

The Met commissioned a new work from composer Tan Dun, “Symphony of Colors: Terracotta,” based on music from his opera The First Emperor.

Portrait of an old man in a simple brown tunic with fur trim. His hands are placed over each other in the bottom right corner of the frame.

Memling's Faces

They say we are given a face at birth that we must live with initially, but by a certain age, we make our own face and then we must live with that.
Beige transparent dress on the left side of the image, with pink floweres growing in the belly of the dress. On the left side, there is a man in a black tux staring down at a tux and a bed of grown grass.

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion—Exhibition Tour with Andrew Bolton

Join Andrew Bolton, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, on a tour of the exhibition “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”

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MetKids Microscope

The science behind the art (and the art behind the science!) at The Met.

The Artist Project

What artists see when they look at The Met

Harlem Is Everywhere

A new podcast about the art and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance


5,000 years of art, one material at a time
An image of two young figures sitting on the branch of a birch tree. The top and bottom portions of the image are blurred, drawing attention to the in-focus face of the figure on the left.

“Birches” by Robert Frost: An Optical Poem, 2024 | From the Vaults

“When I see birches bend to left and right / Across the lines of straighter darker trees, / I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.” On April 7, 1955, Robert Frost delivered a poetry reading at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

collage of a harlem block with two buildings. A jazz band plays and children also play on the street.

The Sounds of The Block

How does the rediscovery of an audio component for Romare Bearden’s monumental collage transform our understanding of it?
Model wearing a white silky outfit and a silver and gold embroidered jacket designed by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent: When Fashion Meets Art

On the 40th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s exhibition at The Met, we revisit the connection between fashion and art.
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Sam iz Dat

Independent art publishing by Chinese-speaking creators.
Gorgeous outdoor shot of Italian gardens

“A Library with Rooms Attached for Living”

A librarian’s dream trip to Florence, Italy.
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The Art of Love in the Ketubah

Explore our collection of books and exhibition catalogs on Jewish marriage contracts.