The GIF features rotating samples from the Met’s permanent collection, including the Unicorn Tapestries and a 19th-century guitar.
“This is a frightening escalation of the racial violence targeting Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country since the pandemic began,” says a statement by the Museum of Chinese in America, one of many institutions to respond to the murders.
The museum collaborated with Verizon to launch the Met Unframed, which allows you to navigate through a dozen digitally rendered galleries and view nearly 50 works from the Met’s collection.
A bright pink silicon menorah in the Jewish Museum, a pair of Hanukkah hymns from a medieval prayer book in the New York Public Library, and other gems.
“Interoffice documents paint a dark picture of profit for the family at the expense of human life,” the artist-activist group P.A.I.N. told Hyperallergic.
The Mariah App uses augmented reality technology to transform the Met’s Sackler Wing into a memorial site for Mariah Lotti and others who have lost their lives to the opioid crisis.
A recent visitor to the Metropolitan Museum’s current Jacob Lawrence exhibition knew of an artwork by Lawrence in a neighbor’s collection that he suspected might belong to the Struggle series.
Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles is a look behind the scenes at the Met as an international team of chefs prepare an elaborate feast.
In Arte del mar, curator James Doyle highlights some of the most fascinating precolonial objects at the Metropolitan Museum.
The appointment of Patricia Marroquin Norby is a historic milestone for the museum, which decided to display Indigenous art in its American Wing for the first time in 2017.
The general consensus among Met visitors during its members-only reopening seemed to be a mix of relief to get out of the house, and awe at the massive museum’s unprecedentedly sparse galleries.
The unusual service will be available from the museum’s August 27 reopening through September 27.