Metropolitan Museum of Art

The global appeal of Surrealism explored in exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York show, which will travel to London next year, looks at how the movement inspired artists around the world long into the 20th century

Healing Arts programme comes to New York with a two-month schedule of events

Artist commissions, expert discussions and film premieres will take place in the city, starting and ending with a pair of symposia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Progressive scientists, or high-flying elitists? The Met unlocks a secret behind a famous Jacques-Louis David portrait

Scientific testing reveals that the artist radically changed his depiction of a Paris couple in a landmark 1788 painting

Maya stone monuments to be installed in the Met’s Great Hall

The stelae, on loan from Guatemala, feature life-sized depictions of ancient Indigenous leaders

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met’s survey of women photographers to Wong Ping’s dark films at the New Museum

What happens when Instagram sponsors a mega museum?

Instagram is sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Gala for the first time this year. Could this be a marriage made in heaven?

Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Huguette Caland at The Drawing Center to the last week to visit the Met’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing

The Met will return two Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The Benin Court plaques donated in 1991 with more than 150 other works, have been deaccessioned, while a third object, an Ife Head offered for purchase, will instead be restituted

Exclusive survey: what progress have US museums made on diversity, after a year of racial reckoning?

We asked art institutions around the country about their efforts to diversify their workforces, exhibition programmes, permanent collections and audiences

The Met installs a plaque on its façade honouring the Lenape people, driven out of their New York City land

Museum says the move is intended to promote “truthful narratives” and promote social change

Met's next Costume Institute show is an exploration of the emotional hues of American fashion

The two-part exhibition invokes the upheaval of the past year and will be accompanied by an "intimate" gala this September and then a more expansive benefit next May

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Yayoi Kusama in the Bronx to Alex Da Corte's Big Bird on the Met Roof

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alice Neel at the Met to an ode to the first Black woman astronaut by Damien Davis

A year of viewing art virtually: the best and worst AR and VR work created during the pandemic

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

Going viral, the right way: what it's like running the world’s best museum social media accounts during a pandemic

We asked the people behind the Royal Academy’s Twitter, the Met’s Instagram, the Uffizi’s TikTok and the Van Gogh Museum’s Facebook account what 2020 was like for them

Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide

The Art Newspaper's annual survey shows how the pandemic had a devastating impact on museums around the world—but there were some silver linings

Emily Sharpe and José da Silva. With additional reporting by Martin Bailey. Research conducted by Federico Florian and Victoria Stapley-Brown

Alice Neel, two artists, and an avocado: double portrait one of the highlights of major New York show

The survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will shed light on Neel’s recurring subjects, from family members and lovers to the bohemians and activists she collaborated with

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Lorraine O’Grady’s first museum retrospective to Carol Bove’s Met façade commission

The Big Review: Goya's Graphic Imagination at the Met

This urgent and timely show of the Spanish master's works on paper illuminates the artist’s dim view of humanity and his extraordinary imagination

Travelling Jacob Lawrence show spurs discovery of a second missing painting in New York

Museums now appeal for information on three unlocated panels in the artist’s 1950s Struggle series

‘They’re kind of impolite’: the artist Carol Bove ruminates on her steel and aluminium sculptures for the Met’s façade

Artist’s installation, delayed for months by Covid-19, playfully engages with the museum’s classical architecture

Met director defends move to consider deaccessioning for collections care rather than art purchases

Max Hollein argues that more art will not necessarily be sold, although proceeds can now go to other purposes amid the pandemic financial crisis

Asserting a quest for more equity, the Met introduces its first crop of fully paid interns

Students talk about their career goals and how being compensated proved to be an incentive

‘Absurd’, yet 'deadly serious’: Alex Da Corte will create the Met’s next rooftop installation

Sculptural installation will plumb the possibility of hope amid the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic

Obituariesfeature

Daniel Wolf, collector and lover of the great outdoors who changed the museum world's attitude to photography, has died, aged 65

Formed a peerless photography collection for the J Paul Getty Museum and curated the landmark 1989 Royal Academy exhibition to mark 150 years of the art form

Rumbles of dissent emerge over Met’s proposal to expand deaccessioning

As museum mulls art sales to finance collections care, critics worry that its example could open the floodgates for US art institutions

15 minutes of frame time: solve puzzles to bring a (virtual) Met masterpiece into your home

Our expert panel of artists and storytellers review extended reality exhibitions and events

When everything turned upside down: Georg Baselitz donates six pathbreaking paintings to the Met

Portraits date from 1969, a pivotal point for an artist departing from conventional motifs

‘Shameful vandalism and desecration’ : Met leaders condemn right-wing crowd's assault on US Capitol

Museum joins other institutions in assailing protestors' rampage and hate-inspiring imagery as a threat to democracy and equality

Art in 2021—treats include Dürer blockbuster, new Munch museum and Caravaggio anniversary

Influential works by Duchamp, Picasso and Mondrian also celebrate centenary this year

Acquisitions round-up—Fondation Beyeler gets a frosty Fischli/Weiss snowman

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

The top five YouTube channels for an art fix this Christmas season

While many museums across the globe remain closed, you can still get through the virtual doors via video—from artist interviews to archival gems

Why US museums are quietly buying art—and downplaying their acquisitions—in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Though many institutions are suffering from serious reductions in revenue, collections expanded via restricted acquisition funds

Ronald Lauder presents major gift of European arms and armour to the Met

Describing the donation as the most significant to the department in nearly 80 years, museum will rename galleries after the philanthropist

Metropolitan Museum of Art appeals for protection of cultural heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh

Plea comes as Azerbaijan moves to take control of swaths of territory under a Russian-brokered peace deal

Unesco under fire for using Met objects in anti-trafficking campaign

Advertisements said that the works were looted in recent years, but Met documentation shows that they have a much longer provenance

Metropolitan Museum board appoints first woman co-chair

Candace Beinecke and Hamilton James will lead the trustees

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Abigail DeVille's freedom torch at Madison Square Park to new marble sculptures by Sanford Biggers at Marianne Boesky

See 150 years of fashion in 60 minutes at the Met

The museum has drawn on the writings of Virginia Woolf, and the theories of Charles Baudelaire and Henri Bergson, to create a disruptive timeline of fashion

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From UOVO Prize winner John Edmonds at the Brooklyn Museum to Michelangelo Pistoletto at Lévy Gorvy

Missing for decades, a Jacob Lawrence painting surfaces in response to a Met exhibition

A visitor makes the connection between the artist’s Struggle series and a work in a neighbour’s home

The Met acquires Kent Monkman's grand diptych Mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People)

The Cree artist says the work, on view in the museum's Great Hall, reflects on the “colonial version of history” in museum collections

Space race: how the pandemic is pushing museums to rethink design

Experts predict bigger galleries, a stronger connection to the outdoors and an end to the expansion juggernaut

Zemí Cohoba Stand: an AR experience with exceptional 3D modelling from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

Can’t make it to the Met? Dive into a new book for an unconventional look at the museum's collection

Publication aims to open up 6,000 years of art history using objects as a springboard—but is it worth the effort?

Brisbane lands mammoth European loan exhibition from the Met

Gallery of Modern Art is sole venue for a show resulting from a skylight renovation project at the New York museum

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Jacob Lawrence's Struggle series at the Met to Edmund de Waal's library of exiled authors at the British Museum

New York clears the way for the city's museums to reopen

MoMA, the Whitney, the Morgan, the American Folk Art Museum, the New Museum, the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum announce plans to welcome the public, joining the Met and the New-York Historical Society

Met lays off 79 more employees and furloughs 181, as it faces a ‘very different’ financial picture

Museum hoped to reopen on 29 August but the prospect remains uncertain amid coronavirus restrictions

Metropolitan Museum of Art commits to paying all interns after $5m gift

Adrienne Arsht's donation will fund the museum’s internship programme and the MetLiveArts performance series

New York's Frick Collection will open at Madison Avenue location in early 2021

After the Met vacates the Breuer building, the Frick will take over with a chronological presentation of masterworks

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