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.
videos + essays
How to identify the Christian figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John by their iconography, or symbols, in art
László Moholy-Nagy's Photogram forces the viewer to question what a photograph is.
Who was the Buddha and how have artists depicted him as a visually recognizable figure in sculpture?
How real is too real?
Pages dyed pink, script from the Maghreb, and gold medallions make this Qu'ran especially spectacular
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.
Emeralds and gold to crown the Queen of Heaven
Hand-drawn patterns fill the surface of these textiles made from bark from the Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna
Ninety-six Wari feather panels are considered to be among the most significant examples of Andean featherwork yet discovered
Michelangelo transforms a male model into a female figure. Discover the artist’s working process.
A taxidermy deer covered with crystals changes the way we look at reality
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.