Today marks the opening day of the World Cup, the monthlong tournament in which teams from thirty-two nations will compete for the title of best soccer team in the world. Since the Metropolitan's collection includes works of art from all thirty-two nations participating in the games, we thought this would be a perfect occasion to celebrate the global nature of our holdings.
Throughout the tournament, we invite you to visit our World Cup Pinterest board to see works of art from the participating countries. We'll be adding new objects each time a country wins a match, so be sure to check back often. You can also follow us on Twitter, where we'll post images representing the opposing teams in select games.
As you enjoy the World Cup, allow your mind to travel to the distant countries that are vying for the title. And remember: you can always come to the Met to explore the world through our collection.