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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York 10028
at 82nd Street

(212) 535 7710

Entry to the Museum is by reservation only and capacity is limited. Plan your visit

Sunday–Tuesday & Thursday
Friday & Saturday 10am–9pm

Current Exhibitions

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics in Historical Context

Through April 10, 2022
The focus of this installation is a selection of avant-garde ceramics by the Kyoto-based group Sōdeisha (Crawling Through Mud Association), which was founded in 1948 by Yagi Kazuo, Yamada Hikaru, and Suzuki Osamu. Their sculptures reshaped the world of Japanese pottery in the second half of the twentieth century.

Japan: A History of Style

March 8, 2021–April 24, 2022
This exhibition celebrates how gifts and acquisitions of the last decade have transformed The Met’s ability to narrate the story of Japanese art by expanding and deepening the range of works that can elucidate the past. Represented are an array of works in nearly every medium, from ancient times to the present.

Masters and Masterpieces: Chinese Art from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection

January 30, 2021–June 5, 2022
This exhibition showcases an outstanding selection of Chinese art gifted to the Museum by Florence and Herbert Irving, fundamentally transforming the holdings of Chinese art at The Met and reuniting important works with comparative pieces.

Shell and Resin: Korean Mother-of-Pearl and Lacquer

December 13, 2021–July 5, 2022
Lacquerware with mother-of-pearl inlay has a long and rich tradition in the history of Korean art. This show showcases nearly thirty outstanding works of Korean lacquerware from The Met collection to highlight the distinctive materiality of lacquer and mother-of-pearl. The exhibition begins with a twelfth-century trefoil box, noteworthy for its rarity, and follows the traditional to the present with contemporary works by master artists.

Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art

July 31, 2021–August 14, 2022
Through a selection of more than one hundred works of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts, this exhibition explores the twin themes of solitude and togetherness in Chinese art.

Bodhisattvas of Wisdom, Compassion, and Power

March 27, 2021–October 3, 2022
Within the Buddhist traditions of the Himalayas, three bodhisattvas emerge as personifications of Buddhist ideals: Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani. This show presents sublime representations of these three bodhisattvas at the center of this great devotional tradition.

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

January 29, 2022–January 2023
In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 1, 2022, The Metropolitan Museum presents an exhibition with a remarkable selection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection and a few fantastic loans, including a 11th century B.C. marble sculpture and an 18th century glazed porcelain figure of a highly animated tiger.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Arts of Nepal & Tibet

This year’s annual rotation of the Himalayan galleries is distinguished by a number of major new acquisitions and gifts that continue to build The Met’s holdings as one of the premier collections of Tibetan and Nepalese masterworks.

Crossroads: Empires and Emporia

The Met presents a world of crossroads—between places, eras, and cultures. Empires and Emporia represents the sustained contact linking Asia, Europe, and America for more than four centuries, beginning with the arrival of Portuguese merchants in Japan and China in the 16th century, the conquest of the Philippines by Spain, and the establishment of a transpacific trade route between Manila and Acapulco.


Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia

Friday, March 18, 2022, 4:30pm
Buddhist Art of Gandhara and the 'Year 5' Buddha: New Studies in Chronology and Iconography
Juhyung Rhi, Professor of Buddhist Art History, Seoul National University, Korea