The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the premier art institutions in the world.
But with tens of thousands of works of art on display at any given time and two million square feet of exhibition space, it can be difficult to choose which works of art to seek out. In fact, it seems like you could spend days inside the museum and still not see everything.
Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see works of art at the Met.
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a treasure trove of masterpieces from every culture, time period, and medium, so choosing a mere fifteen is almost impossible,” Kuan said. “The ones shown here are personal favourites — they stun me with their beauty, imagination, and power. More than just exceptional works of artistic achievement, these objects also demonstrate what human civilisation can produce at its best.”
Kuan also provided descriptions of these works, and told us why she thinks they’re so important.
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