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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was founded on April 13, 1870, by founders Eastman Johnson, Howard Potter, John Taylor Johnston, and George Palmer Putnam. It is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue New York City 10028. This museum was created to bring art and art education to the American people.

The Metropolitan Art Museum is famous for its collection spanning 6,000 years from all around the world and also for being one of the 21st century’s great wonders. This museum is also the largest in the United States.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in NYC also has major collections that include Asian art, arms and armour, European sculpture and decorative arts, medieval and Renaissance art, musical instruments, drawings, prints, antiquities from around the ancient world, photography, and modern and contemporary art.

Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

The first exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was held 90 years ago on July 15, 1921. They displayed female artist’s art when they opened the exhibition for the first time.

Current Exhibitions

The current exhibitions include different exhibitions like Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions,1933-42, Books about The Met, Timeline of Art History, Alice Neel, People Come First.

The British Galleries

This exhibition has almost seven hundred artworks, including objects made in the nineteenth century and a large number of new acquisitions.

Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions, 1933-42:

This exhibition was held on the 150th anniversary of The Met’s Museum Of Art. A quarter of New York city’s population visited this exhibition.

Alice Neel People Come First:

This exhibition’s paintings were painted by an amazing 20th-century artist. She was a person who believed in social justice. Her paintings were inspired by the events of the 20th century, including the Great Depression, The feminist, The civil rights movement, and the rise of Communism.

Timeline Of Art History

This artwork pairs artworks and essays with the global culture and chronologies.

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The Great Hall / Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

Past exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

Scholastic Art And Writing Awards: New work City Regional Exhibition:

This exhibition’s artworks were created by teens of New York City who received the highest regional recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art And Writing Awards-the gold key award. There were more than 600 artworks featured in this exhibition.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

This exhibition’s artworks were also created by the teens of New York City who received the Gold Key Award in The 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This exhibition features nearly 250 artworks.

Sargent Exhibition Blog:

This exhibition was accompanied by the blog which was on view from June 30 through October 4, 2015.

The Game of Kings Exhibition Blog:

This exhibition was accompanied by the blog on view from November 15, 2011, to April 22, 2012.

Kongo Exhibition Blog:

This exhibition was also accompanied by the blog on view from September 18, 2015, to January 3, 2016.

Exhibition Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

This exhibition marks the first time that the results of the total effort that had been displayed in the public.

Goya’s Graphic Imagination:

This artwork was made by Francisco Goya; he was a well-renowned artist from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Past Exhibition:

The Medici: Portraits And Politics, 1512-1570:

This painting represented the greatest paintings painted in Florence during the tumultuous years from 1512 to 1570.

The new women behind the camera:

This exhibition was a strong expression for female empowerment, an expression of modernity, and a global phenomenon. This exhibition is the first exhibition to take an international approach to the subject, highlighting female photographers’ innovative work in studio portraiture, fashion, and advertising, artistic experimentation, street photography ethnography, and photojournalism.

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Statues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

More exhibitions:

Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange In The Caribbean:

This exhibition represents recent archaeological, ethnohistorical, and art-historical research which has deepened our understanding of indigenous

Caribbean concepts of ritual knowledge, ceremonial performance, and political power.

Chinese painting and Calligraphy up close:

This exhibition represents Chinese culture and rituals and their creativity. This is an exhibition about Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Rayyane Tabet Alien Property:

This exhibition notifies the story of the ninth century. It tells about how stone reliefs were excavated in the early twentieth century at Tell Halaf, Syria.

Japan: A History of Style:

This exhibition represents amazing Japanese artworks and their cultures through the paintings. This exhibition narrates the story of Japanese art by both expanding and deepening the range.

Karl Bodmer; North American Portraits:

This artwork was made by an amazing artist Karl Bodmer who documented the landscape of the North American interior and its Indigenous peoples. This exhibition includes thirty-five portraits, along with six landscapes and genre scenes, and several related aquatints, all from comprehensive Bodmer holdings of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.

Art Of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection:

This artwork represents more than fifty cultures across North America. This exhibition also includes many artworks from the 20th century.

Events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

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Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

Monday at The Met: June Short At Course-The Life And Afterlife of Andy Warhol

This artwork was made by Andy Warhol. This artwork was inspired by an incisive and uniquely vulnerable portrait of Warhol by Alice Neel and the times of life he lived. There are four parts of this artwork they are listed below:

  1. June 7 Part I (The Life) The Great Depression to the Early Sixties: From Fashion Magazines to Brillo Boxes
  2. June 14 Part II (The Life) The Sixties to the Eighties: Silkscreens, Film, Collaborations and Brushes with Death
  3. June 21 Part III (The Afterlife) The Daily News, Banality and Disaster 4.
  4. June 28 Part IV (The Afterlife) Celebrity, Appropriation and the Embrace of Capitalism

Digital Premiere—Faraj Abyad: The Loyalty of the Poet:

This is an online event which starts on June 22 Tuesday from 7 to pm. This event includes poems Samaw’al Ibn ‘AdiySouad Mohammed al-Sabah Al Sahlawi Maysoon Al-Suwaidan.

100 years|100 women series conversation:

This event invited one hundred artists, activists, students, community leaders, scholars and gave some women the right to vote. This event mainly talks about women and their rights through history till now.

Annual Textile Conservation Colloquium, Day 2—Reinstalling Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection: Three Perspectives;

This event is an online event that starts from June 25, 12 to 1 pm. This live event takes place on Zoom. Space is limited; advance registration is required.

Seeing through the drawing:

This is also an online exhibition which starts on June 25, 2 to 4 pm. This event is for adults who are blind or partially sighted. This event is mainly hosted so that people can get inspired by the museum and drawing techniques.

ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home:

This exhibition includes one of the most claimed string quartets in the contemporary classified field. This is also an online event that starts on Friday, June 25 from 5 to 5;30 pm.

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Artworks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

Art decos:

Art Deco Curtain:

This artwork deco curtain was made in the 1920s by a French artist. It is made of silk and they are textiles-printed. They are 8 ft. 10 1/2 in. × 47 in. (270.5 × 119.4 cm) long.

Art Deco Chair, Preliminary Study- Front Elevation:

This artwork was made by artist Robert Venturi in 1982. A graphite, colored ink marker was used while making this art and was cut and pasted on yellow tracing paper.It is 56 1/2 x 35 3/4 in. (143.5 x 90.8 cm) long.

Art Deco Chair, Study Sketches – Elevation of Seat Back and Miscellaneous Detail:

This artwork was made by Robert Venturi (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1925–2018 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in 1982. It was made using Graphite and ink markers on yellow tracing paper. It is 27 1/8 x 28 1/2 in. (68.9 x 72.4 cm) long.

Art Deco Illustrated Books: Ten Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio; Brutus the Fool, Part I:

This artwork was made by Mabel Charlotte Alleyne (British, Southampton 1896–1961) in 1937. It was made using wood engraving; pen and black ink. It is 11 9/16 × 9 1/16 × 9/16 in. (29.4 × 23 × 1.5 cm)9 7/16 × 7 5/16 × 11/16 in. (24 × 18.5 × 1.7 cm) long.

Formes et couleurs: vingt planches en couleurs contenant soixante-sept motifs décoratifs

This artwork is a very beautiful painting made with vivid colors. This artwork was made by August H..Thomas in 1921. It was made using Medium: Printed book, pochoir plates. It is 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) long.

Trumpet in B-flat:

The highly stylized, faceted body of this trumpet was made by Anton Riedl in 1930. It is a chez cultured trumpet made using Brass, silver plate, mother-of-pearl. It is 5 7/8 × 21 5/8 × 4 3/4 in. (15 × 55 × 12 cm) long.

Table lamp:

This table lamp was designed by Walter von Nessen (American (born Germany), Berlin 1899–1943 Wiscasset, Maine) in 1982. It was made by using Silvered brass and paper. It is 31 in. × Diam. 18 1/4 in. (78.7 × 46.4 cm) long.

Bluebird radio:

This artwork was made by artist Walter Dorwin Teague (American, Decatur, Indiana 1883–1960 Flemington, New Jersey) in 1934. It was made by using Glass, chrome-plated metal, fabric, and painted wood. It is 14 1/4 in. × 14 1/2 in. × 7 in. (36.2 × 36.8 × 17.8 cm) long.

Deco Lake Shore:

This artwork was made by Betty Woodman (American, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1930–2018 New York) in 2002. It was made using Terra sigillata, wax, acrylic, graphite, and colored pencil on paper. It is 23 7/8 x 50 1/4 in. (60.6 x 127.6 cm) long.

Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

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Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

“History of Navigation” Mural:

It was made by artist Jean Dupas (French, Bourdeaux 1882–1964 Paris) in 1934. It was made using Glass, paint, gold, silver, and palladium leaf. It is overall 20 ft. 5 in. × 29 ft. 3/4 in. (622.3 × 885.8 cm).

Coin Cabinet:

It was designed by Charles Percier (French, Paris 1764–1838 Paris) in 1809/9. It was made by François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770–1841) and Silver mounts by Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French, 1764–1843, 1796–1819). It was made using Mahogany (probably Swietenia mahagoni), applied, and inlaid silver. It is 35 1/2 × 19 3/4 × 14 3/4 in. (90.2 × 50.2 × 37.5 cm) long.


It was designed by Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris) and manufactured by La Maison Martine. It was made using silk satin. It is 90 1/4 × 34 1/2 in. (229.2 × 87.6 cm) long.

Tickets at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

General Admission Tickets,$25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students, Free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. To purchase general admission tickets in advance, choose one of The Met’s locations. Admission is free for a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability.

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