Inside the Met

The largest art museum in the Americas prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday with a treasure trove of landmark exhibitions. When COVID-19 strikes, the world shuts down and, for the first time in its history, the Met closes its doors. Then comes another crisis: in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, there are urgent demands for social justice.

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Original production funding for Inside The Met is provided by Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, Seton Melvin Charitable Trust, Elaine and W. Weldon Wilson, Anderson Family Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, The Carson Family Charitable Trust, Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation, and Mark Hornstein and Barry Neustein. Production Support provided by DRIVE.

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The Costume Institute Prepares for “About Time”

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Watch as The Met prepares for the most extravagant show of the year.

Behind The Met’s Closed Doors

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Walk through the museum to check on pieces and exhibitions put away during the pandemic.