MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with close to 1000 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press. For the Met's Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met's Journal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF.
Readers may also locate works of art from the Met's collections that are included in every book and periodical title and access the most recent information about these works in Collections.
Readers are also directed to every title located in library catalogues on WATSONLINE and WorldCat.
Please check back frequently for updates and new book titles.
MetPublications is made possible by Hunt & Betsy Lawrence.
About the Met's publishing program
From its founding in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum has published exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, and guides to the collections. Today it is one of the leading museum publishers in the world, and its award-winning books consistently set the standard for scholarship, production values, and elegant design. Each year, the Met produces about thirty exhibition and collection catalogues and general-audience books, as well as informative periodicals such as the quarterly Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin and the annual Metropolitan Museum Journal.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin is a quarterly publication, geared to a general audience, that focuses on works in the Met's collection or exhibitions displayed at the Museum.
The Metropolitan Museum Journal is an annual publication that serves as a forum for the latest scholarly findings about works of art, chiefly in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, and topics related to them.
Since 2000, the Met has developed three online publications focused on the Met's permanent collection: the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, with 300 chronologies, 900+ essays, and close to 7,000 works of art written by Museum specialists; Connections, which offers personal perspectives on works in the collections; and 82nd & Fifth, which asks one hundred curators to talk about one hundred works that changed the way they see the world.
The Met's print and online publications program will continue to expand in scope in order to reach the broadest possible audience, thus fulfilling its mission to increase public awareness of and appreciation for art, presenting insightful scholarly discussions and diverse Museum voices on works of art, art history, and especially the Museum's collections and exhibitions.
Thomas P. Campbell
Gwen Roginsky and Teresa Lai
Amy Liebster and Robert Weisberg
Kevin Park and Natasha Mileshina
Gowri Bettadahalli, Colin Kennedy, Pooja Mittal, Jeffrey W. Strickland, and Mike Westfall
Alyssa Anker, Claire Gianotti, Helena Guzik, Nadja Hansen, Maddy Kloss, Bryanna Knotts, Amelia Kutschbach, Casey Lesser, Kelly Mulrow, Kristen Newby, Margo Cohen Ristorucci, Lily Sawyer-Kaplan, Artemis Shaw, Grace Tung, Elizabeth A. Weinfield, and Patricia Yang
Carrie Rebora Barratt, Erin Coburn, Cristina del Valle, Peggy H. Hebard, Brad Kauffman, Mark Polizzotti, Kenneth Soehner, Jeffrey S. Spar, and Valerie Troyansky
Peter Antony, Christine S. Begley, Stephen Cebik, Paul DeMarco, John Titus Devadoss, Patricia Fidler, Austin Fisher, Robyn Fleming, Srinivasan Senthil Kumar, Roland Lange, Daniel Lipcan, Andrew Littell, Vardhan Makkena, Matthew Morrill, Jackie Neale Chadwick, Mark Nelson, Satyanaryana Pamarty, Jonathan Rohner, Shyam C. Oberoi, and Michael Sittenfeld