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Book Smart

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012


«There's nothing like a good read, and today we're adding 643 books to your reading list. MetPublications puts nearly all of our publications—past, present, and future—online. That out-of-print catalogue from the Met's groundbreaking 1985 India exhibition? Now you can read it. The 1970 catalogue of the Wrightsman porcelain collection? That's there, too, along with hundreds of other titles from across the Museum.»

As we think about the vast resources of the Met and how to make them as accessible as possible, one thing remains clear: our audience wants reliable information about the full scope of our collections. We are pleased that this project achieves just that, and we welcome you to explore this extraordinary archive.

Above, from left to right: Leon Levinstein (American, 1910–1988). [Man in Bowler Hat Reading Newspaper and Drinking Tea, London] (detail), 1960s. Gift of Gary Davis, 2008 (2008.664.10), © Howard Greenberg Gallery; Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933). Louise Tiffany, Reading (detail), 1888. Gift of the family of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, 2003 (2003.606); John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). Reading in the Subway(detail) 1926. Gift of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, 1926 (26.30.159)

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Thomas P. Campbell is the director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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