The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. It covers over 5,000 years of art from around the world. You can spend weeks in the museum and not see it all.
“The Met” was founded in 1870. Today it has three branches: the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Brauer, and the Met Cloisters. The Met Fifth Avenue has a Beaux-Arts facade.
Current Latin Exhibitions at the Met Fifth Avenue
As of mid-October, 2017.
Crown of the Andes is a votive crown from a statue of the Virgin at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption in Popayán, Colombia. The exhibition is ongoing.
The Theater of Disappearance by Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas is on the Cantor Roof from April 14 – October 29, 2017.
Cristóbal de Villalpando Mexican Painter of the Baroque is at the Met Fifth Avenue, July 25 through October 15, 2017.
Rodin at the Met, an exhibition of works by the French sculptor, is at the Met Fifth Avenue, September 16, 2017 through January 15, 2018.
Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection is at the Met Fifth Avenue, October 4, 2017 through January 7, 2018.
Birds of a Feather. Joseph Cornell’s Homage to Juan Gris, an exhibition of Joseph Cornell boxes inspired by Spanish painter Juan Gris is January 23 – March 11, 2018.
Coming Latin Exhibitions at the Met Fifth Avenue
As of mid-October, 2017.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, a major retrospective of the Italian master’s work, is at the Met Fifth Avenue, November 13, 2017 through February 12, 2018.
The 2017 Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche are revealed on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 10 am – 5:30 pm. Through January 7, 2018.
Past Latin Exhibitions at the Met Museum
Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion is an exhibition of the Costume Institute’s best of the best in fashion from the early 18th century to the present. On view November 18, 2016 through February 5, 2017.
Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms at the Met Breuer March 21 – July 23, 2017, is the first retrospective of the important Brazilian artist’s work in the United States.
There is free admission during the annual Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 12, 2017 from 6-9pm.
Past Latin Exhibitions at the Met Brauer
Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical, an exhibition of work by the Italian designer, is at the Met Breuer July 21 through October 8, 2017.
Met Fifth Avenue Galleries with Latin Art
Greek and Roman Art
The Greek and Roman Art gallery contains art from Italy and from the height of the Roman expansion around the Mediterranean. I always thought the Romans copied Greek culture. Actually, they absorbed the culture of Greek settlers in the shoe of Italy and Sicily. Migration can be a very good thing.
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas gallery displays art by Native Americans.
Modern And Contemporary Art
The Modern and Contemporary Art gallery displays masterworks from when Paris was the global center of art.
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
The European Sculpture and Decorative Arts gallery displays large-scale European sculptures and some decorative arts from Latin America.
Robert Lehman Collection
The Robert Lehman Collection contains European art and decorative objects including Italian Maiolica glass.
The Medieval Art gallery surveys European art from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance.
Arms and Armor
The Arms and Armor gallery displays European armor.
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met Fifth Avenue
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
The main entrance is at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street.
The Met is open daily 10 am-5:30 pm (9 pm Fridays and Saturdays).
Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets
Regular admission (including tickets purchased online) is $25 for adults, $17 for Seniors (65 and over), $12 for students, and free for children under 12 with an adult.
If you are a New Yorker and these prices are too much for you, don’t be dismayed. The Met has a policy of allowing New Yorkers (the entire state) to pay what you choose when you buy tickets at the ticket counter. You must show some kind of New York address identification.
Tickets include same day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Brauer, and The Met Cloisters.
For more information, visit www.MetMuseum.org