Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Now open , Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that spans his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates Homer’s art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the … Continue reading Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the Establishment of the James Van Der Zee Archive in Partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem

Donna Van Der Zee Announces Next Chapter of Her Late Husband’s Archive The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Mrs. Donna Van Der Zee jointly announced the establishment of the James Van Der Zee Archive at The Met, a landmark collaborative initiative to research, conserve, and provide full public access to the remarkable catalogue of photographs by James Van Der Zee … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces the Establishment of the James Van Der Zee Archive in Partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

Highlights include presentations on Charles Ray, Jacques Louis David, Winslow Homer, and Louise Bourgeois and the return of the spring Costume Institute exhibition In-person talks, tours, and performances have resumed; notable upcoming offerings include new thematic gallery talks, a concert by Angélique Kidjo, and a daring adaptation of Beethoven’s opera Fidelio by Heartbeat Opera The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today its lineup of exhibitions for the … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

The Met to Release Limited-Edition Print Portfolio Commissioned in Celebration of the Museum’s 150th Anniversary

he Metropolitan Museum of Art will release a limited-edition print portfolio featuring works by 12 contemporary artists from around the world in late October 2021. This carefully curated portfolio—commissioned in celebration of the Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2020 and titled The Met 150—follows in the tradition of the limited-edition print that The Met invited Robert Rauschenberg to create, Centennial Certificate MMA, on the occasion of the Museum’s … Continue reading The Met to Release Limited-Edition Print Portfolio Commissioned in Celebration of the Museum’s 150th Anniversary

Exhibition at The Met to Explore Politics, Patronage, and Power in Medicean Florence

Opening June 26, The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 will feature more than 90 works of art by some of the most celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Bronzino, Pontormo, Cellini, and many others Some of the greatest portraits of Western art were painted in Florence during the tumultuous years from 1512 to 1570, when the city was transformed from a republic with elected … Continue reading Exhibition at The Met to Explore Politics, Patronage, and Power in Medicean Florence

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fellowship Program Announces 2021–2022 Fellowship Appointments

On September 1, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will welcome 64 fellows to take part in The Met’s 2022–2022 Fellowship Program. Together, this group of 21 postdoctoral and 43 predoctoral scholars joins the Museum from 16 countries, including Australia, China, Egypt, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Namibia, Peru, Romania, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Over the course of their twelve-month … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fellowship Program Announces 2021–2022 Fellowship Appointments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Fall 2021 Season of Exhibitions

Highlights include Costume Institute exhibition on American fashion; major international loan exhibition on Surrealism; the opening of an Afrofuturist-themed historical interior; and an exploration of how French art and design inspired Walt Disney and the films of the Walt Disney Animation Studios In-person performances and programs are resuming, including talks, tours, and family activities throughout the summer and fall, and a daylong “MetFest” on the … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Fall 2021 Season of Exhibitions