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Interior View, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Interior View, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Interior View, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Interior View, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Temple of Dendur, c. 10 BC. Given to the United States by Egypt in 1965, awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967, and installed in The Sackler Wing in 1978.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures. With more than two million works of art in its collection, the Met presents the best of human creativity from across the globe. In addition to significant holdings of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art, the Met boasts paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, as well as extensive holdings of American and Modern art. Also of interest are the period rooms, arms and armour and musical instruments.

(Photograph: Evan Lee © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Collection Highlights


Standing Hippopotamus

Lewis Hine

11:00 A.M. Monday, May 9th, 1910. Newsies at Skeeter's Branch, Jefferson near Franklin. They were all smoking. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

Henri Rousseau

The Repast of the Lion

Petrus Christus

A Goldsmith in his Shop

George Caleb Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collection Highlights
Standing Hippopotamus, ca. 1961–1878 B.C.
Faience, L. 20 cm (7 7/8 in); W. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in); H. 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in)
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb B no. 3 of the nomarch Senbi II, pit 1 (steward Senbi), Khashaba excavations, 1910

Lewis Hine

11:00 A.M. Monday, May 9th, 1910. Newsies at Skeeter's Branch, Jefferson near Franklin. They were all smoking. Location: St. Louis, Missouri., May 9, 1910
Gelatin silver print, 9.1 x 11.9 cm (3 9/16 x 4 11/16 in)
Gift of Phyllis D. Massar, 1970

Henri Rousseau

The Repast of the Lion, ca. 1907
Oil on canvas, 44 3/4 x 63 in (113.7 x 160 cm)
Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951

Petrus Christus

A Goldsmith in his Shop, 1449
Oil on oak panel, Overall 39 3/8 x 33 3/4 in (100.1 x 85.8 cm); painted surface 38 5/8 x 33 1/2 in (98 x 85.2 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975

George Caleb Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845
Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/2 in
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933

Exhibitions


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Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque

25 Jul - 15 Oct 2017

Rodin at the Met

16 Sep - 15 Jan 2018

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

13 Nov - 12 Feb 2018

Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection

4 Oct - 7 Jan 2018
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