| On the 180th anniversary of the acclaimed American artist’s birth, we celebrate his beloved maritime works in The Met’s collection
| Described as “the friendliest thing in the world” by the man who named him, The Met’s famous Egyptian faience sculpture, William the Hippo, is not-so-secretly a symbol of chaos, whose existence is inextricably tied to literal matters of life and death
| Inspired by the intricate patterns of our “Fashion and Virtue” exhibition, artist Katharine Watson gives us a glimpse into the creative process behind our exclusive Valentines
| Acclaimed for her expressive portraits, the famed eighteenth-century French painter wrapped her subjects in crimson luxury
| Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas were contemporaries, but also, in a way, they were mirror opposites
| Evoking ancient patinas found on Precolumbian objects, Sibilia’s textured jewelry expresses her special artistry
| Our book buyer shares her thoughts on the value of museums, today’s art scene, photographing a Van Gogh, and more
| An inside look at the Vancouver design studio celebrated for its bold, graphic cloth and paper goods
| In a series of important exhibitions this fall, the Met celebrates African culture, history, and art across the centuries. From Egypt to the Congo, from South Africa to Angola, our galleries feature rarely seen masterpieces of sculpture, jewelry, photography, textiles, and more, reflecting over 4,000 years of artistry
| Alongside the stunning couture garments on display in The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass are intriguing 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.
| The Met Store presents an exclusive collection of fashion accessories, jewelry, and stationery all commissioned by world-renowned designers to celebrate The Costume Institute’s latest exhibition.