For centuries, Islamic calligraphy has mesmerized viewers with its beauty, sophistication, and seemingly endless variety of styles. Take the quiz to find out which script type matches your personality and pick up a copy of How to Read Islamic Calligraphy at The Met Store to learn more!
Which center of European porcelain production should you visit? Choose your favorite works of art to find out! Learn more about each country’s distinctive style in European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, available at The Met Store.
Say au revoir to winter! Spring approaches and with it, the flourishing of parks and gardens depicted in some of the best-loved masterpieces of modern art. Design a garden to channel your favorite Impressionist artists who, inspired by the spectacular transformation of Paris in the 19th-century, painted these green spaces as the distinctive scenes of contemporary life. Reveal your favorite, then learn more about this extraordinarily creative period in Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Province, a new publication available at The Met Store.
Depicting the lives of the twelve Caesars, the monumental silver-gilt standing cups of unknown origin, known as the Aldobrandini Tazze, are perhaps the most enigmatic masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork. Adding to the mystery, the tazze were disassembled and reassembled incorrectly at some point in their history. Use the cryptic cups to unveil your inner emperor! Want to learn even more? Pick up a copy of The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery, now available at The Met Store.
An art historian looks at a series of fascinating clues to uncover the secrets behind a work of art. Test your deductive reasoning with these questions about one of the most beloved Renaissance artists. Need a hint? Find all this and more in Carmen C. Bambach’s book, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer, available at The Met Store.