| Alongside the stunning couture garments on display in The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass are charming decorative objects known as chinoiserie.
| Editorial Assistant Rachel High sits down with Platon to discuss the catalogue, his work, and the importance of artists as cultural mediators.
| For two centuries the Deccan region of India was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage.
| As a shelter against the elements, the umbrella has been an indispensable accessory for thousands of years. The Met’s vast art collection houses a fascinating range of umbrellas and parasols, as well as images of them, from diverse cultures and periods.
| Two sneak peeks of the new opera Paradise Interrupted will be performed in the Temple of Dendur at The Met on Saturday, March 21.
| The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky presents the magnificent Plains aesthetic as it evolved over four centuries. The Met Store has worked with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith to bring contemporary Plains art to the fore.
| The Desert Jewels collection draws upon the rich traditions of the Amazigh people, or Berbers, who live in the North African mountains and deserts of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
| The meticulous and systematic design of letters, a topic that was of great interest to Renaissance artists is brought to light within our new correspondence cards.
| In honor of Valentine’s Day, our Rockefeller Center store windows are showcasing delightful “lover’s eyes” from the Museum’s collection.
| Romance is in the air this month, as lovers around the world anticipate the calendar’s most amorous date, February 14.
| Metropolitan Museum publications enjoyed a banner year in 2014, with an exceptional array of new books on subjects ranging from French Art Deco to Southeast Asian sculpture. Here’s a look at some best-selling titles.
| 'Tis the day after Christmas. You've unpacked the stockings and unwrapped your gifts. Now it’s time to work on those thank-you notes.