A new store popped up at the Museum recently called “Paper Project,” it is a re-imagining of the museum shop, back where it all began. The Met Store was founded in 1910 in the Museum’s Great Hall, selling reproductions on paper of works in the collection; 105 years later, the Paper Project is a contemporary celebration of the material that started it all.
From the humble postcard to cutting-edge jewelry design, thought-provoking home decor to temporary tattoos, the pop-up store features over 500 products, every one made of paper, crafted in all its most creative manifestations.
This edit of products honors what paper can mean in the hands of a variety of makers and designers from across the globe, and includes approximately 25 feet of postcards and new prints that showcase the richness of the Met’s unrivaled collection.
Reproductions of favorite artworks from the Museum’s galleries are featured, including masterpieces by the likes of Rubens, Rossetti, Picasso, Gauguin, Modigliani, Klee, and Hopper, as well as beloved pieces currently not on view, such as rarely-seen works on paper by Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Visitors to the Paper Project pop-up will encounter an expansive spectrum of color, displayed across monolithic benches that recall the bronze and marble found in the Met’s famous Great Hall. The architectural features of the store have allowed us to highlight treasures from the Museum’s collection, creating synergy between the products and the environment they inhabit.
The pop-up celebrates the best of the Met: our originality, quality, variety, and style. We hope to see you scooping up prints, postcards, or something special very soon.