Making the Met at Art Metropolitan Museum of Art

Making the Met: 1870-2020

Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, Midtown West Until Jan 3 2021

"Making the Met: 1870-2020," takes you on a journey through the institution's history through more than 250 artworks it secured and displayed from its inception through today. Broken up by transitional moments in the evolution of the museum's collection, buildings, and ambitions, you'll see a thoughtful reflection on where it's been and where it's going.

You'll see everything from visitor favorites to fragile treasures that can only be placed on view from time to time. I saw famous Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and John Singer Sargent paintings, a photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon and a 1960s mod dress from Yves Saint Laurent, religious art like an ornate Hebrew Bible from the 1300s, antiquities from around the globe such as an Egyptian statue of Hatshepsut and a Neo-Hittite decorative stone slab, and so much more.

Venue name:Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address:1000 Fifth Ave., New York

Cross street:at 82nd Street

Transport:Subway: 4, 5, 6 Train to 86th street