At The Met, New York City

We live in New York, so we are lucky to be able to visit this amazing institution often. It's one of the great encyclopedic museums (meaning it collects and exhibits works from all time and from around the globe). And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore the museum with us as your guide.

Some background

videos + essays

Link to The Met's website

How to recognize the Four Evangelists
How to recognize the Four Evangelists

How to identify the Christian figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John by their iconography, or symbols, in art

László Moholy-Nagy, <i>Photogram</i>
László Moholy-Nagy, Photogram

László Moholy-Nagy's Photogram forces the viewer to question what a photograph is.

How to recognize the Buddha
How to recognize the Buddha

Who was the Buddha and how have artists depicted him as a visually recognizable figure in sculpture?

Bifolium from the Pink Qur’an
Bifolium from the Pink Qur’an

Pages dyed pink, script from the Maghreb, and gold medallions make this Qu'ran especially spectacular

Rembrandt, Christ Preaching (Hundred Guilder Print)
Rembrandt, Christ Preaching (Hundred Guilder Print)

One of Rembrandt’s most technically ambitious prints has been primarily known more for its price tag than for its subject: The Hundred Guilder Print.

Bark cloth from Wallis and Futuna
Bark cloth from Wallis and Futuna

Hand-drawn patterns fill the surface of these textiles made from bark from the Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna

Wari feather panels
Wari feather panels

Ninety-six Wari feather panels are considered to be among the most significant examples of Andean featherwork yet discovered

Michelangelo, Studies for the <em>Libyan Sibyl</em>
Michelangelo, Studies for the Libyan Sibyl

Michelangelo transforms a male model into a female figure. Discover the artist’s working process.

Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#24
Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#24

A taxidermy deer covered with crystals changes the way we look at reality 

Cult Image of the God Ptah
Cult Image of the God Ptah

In the Third Intermediate Period, lapis represented two of Ptah's roles: that of creator of the world from a watery darkness, and Lord of the Sky.