| 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
| The second great era of ancient Egyptian culture was a transformational period of remarkable prosperity and unparalleled change
| Alongside the stunning couture garments on display in The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass are intriguing decorative objects known as chinoiserie.
| 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.