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These articles highlight the relationship between art and the Earth.

An interior courtyard featuring sculptures and potted plants

Green Rooms: Plants at the Museum

Gallery photographs over the last century reveal the evolving use of plants in indoor design.
Limestone carving of a male and female figure

The Environmental Values of Early Buddhism

Buddhist Jataka stories, and the vibrant worlds they portray, offer insights into contemporary climate concerns.

Exhibition Tour—Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE

Explore Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE in this virtual tour of the exhibition.

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An Evening with Cecily Brown

Join artist Cecily Brown and Met curator Adam Eaker for a conversation about Brown’s engagement with art history, influences from The Met collection, and her own singular artistic practice.

Lo Tatou Seiana: Our Flowering, Our Time

Dan Taulapapa McMullin muses on colonialism, queer mythologies, and activism in the Pacific Islands.
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Art and Activism: Environmental Protection and Contemporary Indigenous Art

Join featured artists and the curator of the exhibitions “Water Memories” and “Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection” for a conversation exploring the significance of water to diverse Indigenous peoples and Nations in the United States, as expressed through historical, modern, and contemporary art. Delve into the artists’ artistic processes while examining the ongoing work to protect water and land, aesthetic activism, and the unique challenges contemporary Indigenous artist-activists face.

Sounds of the Astor Chinese Garden Court, 1981

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Astor Chinese Garden Court.

Exhibition Tour—Van Gogh's Cypresses

Join curator Susan Alyson Stein in a virtual exploration of the exhibition Van Gogh’s Cypresses.

Ming Garden, 1983

This short film from 1983 documents the installation of a Ming-style garden courtyard at The Met, the first permanent cultural exchange between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

The Art of the Maize God: Origins, Regenerations, Inspirations

Join a panel of experts to learn about the lifecycles of Maya gods with a focus on the idea of regeneration, a process that finds a parallel in the staple crop of the Maya, maize (corn).

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